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Gender And The Journal: Diaries And Academic Discourse
This book explores the gendered historical and social contexts and discursive traditions that have characterized journals and diaries in academic discourse. The tension between the term journal, which has a variety of positive public and scholarly connotations, and the term diary, which is currently understood as a feminized, trivial, and confessional kind of writing ...more
Published February 6th 1992 by State University of New York Press
(first published January 1st 1992)
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In Gender and the Journal, Cinthia Gannett looks at the use of journals (or diaries) in academic settings, that is, as assigned work for students. Specifically, she is interested in the reasons why journal has become the preferred term in education, while diaries are seen as "overly personal, confessional, trivial" (read: feminine) (p. 21), and why educators and academics feel the need to make that distinction. As such, the book focuses on "the set of tensions among traditional academic and lite ...more