Women of Valour: Literacy as the Creation of Personal Meaning in the Lives of a Select Group of Hassidic Women in Quebec

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Title
Women of Valour: Literacy as the Creation of Personal Meaning in the Lives of a Select Group of Hassidic Women in Quebec
Abstract
An ethnographic inquiry into the way in which literacy creates personal meaning in the lives of ten Hassidic women in Quebec. The author conceptualizes the pivotal role of literacy practices in articulating links between individual people’s everyday experience and wider social institutions and structures. Among the conclusions drawn by the author is that it is the Hassidic woman who is the final arbiter of her own information needs and her literacy practices encompass a diversity of purposes, materials and competencies.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2002
Language
en
Citation
Sepinwall, Sharyn Weinstein. “Women of Valour: Literacy as the Creation of Personal Meaning in the Lives of a Select Group of Hassidic Women in Quebec.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2002.
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