Voicing resistance: Adolescent boys and the cultural practice of leisure reading

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Hamston, Julie and Love, Kristina. (2005). Voicing resistance: Adolescent boys and the cultural practice of leisure reading. Discourse Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of text and talk. 26(2), pp. 183 - 202. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596300500143161
AuthorsHamston, Julie and Love, Kristina
Abstract

This article describes a theoretically informed methodology for eliciting the voices of adolescent boys identified by their teachers and parents as reluctant leisure time readers. Similar methods have also been used to draw out the voices of the boys’ parents to understand their efforts to guide and maintain their sons’ literacy practices, within the context of one middle class Australian school community. The concept of “voice” in our research of boys as capable but differently committed leisure time readers is informed by a socio-cultural theory that foregrounds the processes of enculturation, appropriation, and agency as fundamental to identity formation. In this regard the varied ways in which the boys in the study have taken up the reading practices valued in their families is illustrative of the mutuality of individual agency and cultural processes. In describing both the theoretical and conceptual framing of a methodology designed to investigate in particular those boys who have resisted their families’ reading dispositions we hope to highlight how individuals struggle to construct new values within patterns of cultural practice.

Year2005
JournalDiscourse Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of text and talk
Journal citation26 (2), pp. 183 - 202
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1461-4456
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01596300500143161
Scopus EID2-s2.0-27844485749
Page range183 - 202
Research GroupSchool of Education
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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