A Critical Discourse Analysis of Literacy Advice to Mothers in the Twentieth Century
Authors: Suzanne Smythe
Collection: Research Materials
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."