The Good Mother (2006)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Literacy Advice to Mothers in the Twentieth Century

Suzanne Smythe's theseis explores literacy advice to parents as a gendered practice of power rather than an institutional truth.

Quote from Conclusion: "This study is not concerned with the development of the “mother as teacher of literacy” as a teleological process, unfolding over time, but in the interplay of knowledge, relations of power, and social contexts that shape literacy advice discourses and the strategies and effects associated with them."

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