Gender and the Journal: Diaries and Academic Discourse

Gender and the Journal: Diaries and Academic Discourse

by Cinthia Gannett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791406830

ISBN-13: 9780791406830

Pub. Date: 02/01/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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,

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Overview

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 inappropriate for school, is a critical part of the problem. This book uses the developing and shifting notions of diary and journal to explore several critical questions about the larger relations between gender, language, canonicity, and academic discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791406830
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Series:
SUNY series, Literacy, Culture, and Learning: Theory and Practice Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Book and the Writer: The Convergence of Composition Studies, Social Constructionism, and Feminist Criticism

2. Academic Journals: Panacea or Problem

3. Gender, Language, and Discourse: Critical Issues

4. Gender and Journal-Keeping Traditions

5. Gender, Pedagogy, and the Student Journal

6. Gender, Journals, and Academic Discourse: Capacious Hold-All and Pandora's Box

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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