The Emergent Reader's Working Kit of Stereotypes

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  • This article draws on a careful study of series fiction read in the 1950s to explore how stereotypes feature in the development of a young reader’s competence in learning to process stories in print. Five categories of stereotype are teased out: embodied stereotypes, understood through physical experience; working stereotypes, discerned through reading and then put to use over and over again in successive textual encounters; recurring stereotypes that appear in one book after another; transient stereotypes that are simply never remembered; and subliminal stereotypes that linger unvisited in the mind.

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    © 2013 Mackey, M. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Mackey, Margaret. (2013). The Emergent Reader's Working Kit of Stereotypes. Children's Literature in Education: An International Quarterly, 44(2), 216-236.
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