Literary interpretation as a social act

Cynthia Lewis

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This article examines a peer-led middle school literature discussion to demonstrate the social and performative nature of interpretation. Two students' stances in relation to a text are shaped by social and cultural conditions within and beyond the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-177
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 1998

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