Desirable reading

The relationship between women students' lives and their reading practices

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This study reports research into women students' reading habits and practices. The research demonstrates the interconnections between participants' attitudes toward reading and their personal and family relationships. It also reveals how they use their reading to explore issues that concern them as members of families and cultural groups and suggests that reading is a matter of desire, aspiration, and identity formation. This study argues that detailed qualitative research about reading identities could assist in understanding how mature students approach reading literary and other texts as part of their programs of study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-276
Number of pages16
JournalAdult Education Quarterly
Volume53
Issue number4
Early online date1 Aug 2003
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

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In: Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 4, 01.08.2003, p. 261-276.

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