Gender and the Journal: Diaries and Academic Discourse

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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 ...

Gender and the Journal: Diaries and Academic Discourse 1992, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791406847

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