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Winner of the Best Book of 2008 from The International Gender and Language Association In this ground-breaking ethnography of girls on a playground, Goodwin offers a window into their complex social worlds. * Combats stereotypes that have dominated theories on female moral development by challenging the notion that girls are inherently supportive of each other * Examines the stances that girls on a playground in a multicultural school setting assume and shows how they position themselves in their peer groups * Documents the language practices and degradation rituals used to sanction friends and to bully others * Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631234258
ISBN-10: 063123425X
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 173mm x 18mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marjorie Harness Goodwin

Marjorie Harness Goodwin is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. She is the author of the now-classic He-Said, She-Said: Talk as Social Organization among Black Children (1991). Her primary research interests are on the ethnography of communication, human interaction, conversation analysis, language and gender, workplace ethnography, and children's social organization.

Books By Author Marjorie Harness Goodwin

Talking Voices by Marjorie Harness Goodwin

Talking Voices

Paperback, October 2007
Hidden Life of Girls by Marjorie Harness Goodwin

The Hidden Life of Girls

Hardback, December 2006
Social Construction of Literacy by Marjorie Harness Goodwin

The Social Construction of Literacy

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In Other Words by Marjorie Harness Goodwin

In Other Words

Hardback, February 2006