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Title:Disciplining Identities: Feminism, New Media, and 21st Century Research Practices
Author(s):Lamanna, Carrie A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hawisher, Gail E.
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:Chapter one grounds the ethnographic methods in feminist theory and claims that the future of feminist work in writing studies must explore new media as a research method. The majority of the chapter examines the connections such work can make with feminist film studies and feminist ethnography, and provides a brief history of feminist work in composition. The chapter then draws on this information to form the project's methodological and theoretical framework. Chapter two details the various methods and methodologies used to analyze the interview data and to compose the digital text, and ends by proposing a feminist new media research practice that allows for a recursive composing and reading practice for researchers, participants, and audiences. The final chapter uses the interview data to draw conclusions about women's current place in the field of computers and composition. The chapter ends with a call for increased emphasis on the feminist ethics that formed the foundation of computers and writing: valuing a multiplicity of voices and points-of-view; non-hierarchical mentoring practices; and, experimentation with new textual forms and research practices.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:191 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81450
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3347411
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008


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