1st Edition

Playing With Time Mothers And The Meaning Of Literacy

By Jane Mace Copyright 1999

    With a background of a reported decline in literacy standards, the author investigates the relationship between gender and literacy, revealing how families, and women in particular, feel pressurized to be responsible for their children's literacy.

    1 Introduction 2 Literacy, mothers and time 3 Registers of Memory 4 Domestic reading and writing 5 Hide and Seek: the search for illiteracy 6 Family is more than mum. and literacy is more than school 7 Images and certificates: traces of a life


    Jane Mace

    'Jane Mace has a lateral cast of thought and an infectious warmth towards her research subjects...If Mace now turned to the frighteningly slipping literacy standards amongst boys, then I suspect she would produce some very interesting answers.' - Sarah Johnson, writer about children and a regular reviewer of children's books for The Times