Between Femininities: Ambivalence, Identity, and the by Marnina Gonick

By Marnina Gonick

An research into the complicated procedures of ''becoming a woman.

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05/21/94) Conjuring it up as they go along, they are clearly in the process of inventing a specific kind of space for themselves. Their desire appears to be seasoned with both a certain longing and insistence.

When a series of discontinuous epiphanous moments struck, which I will begin to outline momentarily, they determined not which conversations would be recorded—for by then it was too late—but resolved which of the remaining tapes would be transcribed. These primarily included those discussions relating specifically to the five video characters and group conversations that related to the thematics of the characters’ stories. In addition to the group meetings my initial six months of classroom observations in Mr.

What will become clearer in my analysis of the data chapters that follow are the various registers of recognition as a mediating feature of the ecological space of the group. I met weekly with the girls, increasing to biweekly and daily meetings when at one point the group got too large and divided into two (grade seven and grade eight), or when we were working intensely on a particular activit y and rushing to make deadlines. We usually met over their lunch break, which was another contributing factor in the constituency of the group, as some other students went home for lunch and returned only in time for afternoon classes.

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