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Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment [electronic resource] : Appalachian Women's Literacies / by Erica Abrams Locklear.

Author/Creator:
Locklear, Erica Abrams.
Publication:
Athens : Ohio University Press, c2011.
Series:
Ohio University Press series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia.
Series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (269 p.)
Subjects:
Women in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Women -- Appalachian Region.
Literacy in literature.
American literature -- Appalachian Region -- History and criticism.
Appalachian Region -- In literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In many parts of Appalachia, family ties run deep, constituting an important part of an individual's sense of self. In some cases, when Appalachian learners seek new forms of knowledge, those family ties can be challenged by the accusation that they have gotten above their raisings, a charge that can have a lasting impact on family and community acceptance. Those who advocate literacy sometimes ignore an important fact - although empowering, newly acquired literacies can create identity conflicts for learners, especially Appalachian women. In Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment, Erica Abrams L
Contents:
Appalachia on our pages: situating Appalachian literacy and literary analysis
Shaping biscuit dough and rolling out steel: responding to literacy commodification in The dollmaker
Narrating socialization: Linda Scott Derosier's memoirs
"Overcoming" backgrounds: competing discourses in The unquiet earth
Invasion of the mountain teachers: literacy campaigns and conflicts in Lee Smith's work.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8214-4378-X
OCLC:
885122988
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