Snow White in the Hellenic primary classrooms: children's responses to non-traditional gender discourses.

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Kostas, M. 2016. Snow White in the Hellenic primary classrooms: children's responses to non-traditional gender discourses. Gender and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2016.1237619
AuthorsKostas, M.
Abstract

This paper sets out to investigate how children make sense of and negotiate non-traditional gender discourses promoted through the feminist version of the fairytale of Snow White. The research was based on work with 120 pupils aged 9–11 years old in 2 Athenian primary schools. The data were collected through semi- structured group interviews. The findings suggested that schoolchildren gave conflicting accounts in relation to gender discourses and identities. There is a strong indication that girls of this age are more prepared than boys to challenge traditional gender discourses.

KeywordsChildren; hegemonic masculinity; emphasised femininity; gender discourses; fairytales; Hellas
Year2016
JournalGender and Education
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0954-0253
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2016.1237619
Official URLhttp://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2016.1237619
Publication dates
Online04 Oct 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited23 Nov 2017
Accepted20 Aug 2016
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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