The Hidden Life of Girls: Games of Stance, Status, and Exclusion
December 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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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