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Constructing women's identities in self-writing and online diaries in Taiwan

Author: Yu-Ling Chou; Macquarie University. Department of Media, Music Communication and Cultural Studies,
Publisher: Sydney, Australia : Macquarie University, 2014. ©2014
Dissertation: Thesis (Theoretical).
Ph. D. Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Media, Music Communication and Cultural Studies 2014
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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This thesis examines online self-writing as social action that provides a means for women to find their own 'space'. It navigates the discursive and genealogical aspects of women's online writing in Taiwan, and gendered 'web-ethnography' more broadly, concluding that in its mediation of women's self-awareness and social contexts, the very act of women's diary writing constitutes an act of feminist practice.
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Thesis PhD
Blogs
Diaries
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Yu-Ling Chou; Macquarie University. Department of Media, Music Communication and Cultural Studies,
OCLC Number: 925487465
Description: 171 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1. Women's mobility and self-expression in Taiwan --
Chapter 2. Diary writing as feminist practice --
Chapter 3. Blogging as art of self --
Chapter 4. Wealthy Lady Nana's diary : caring, showing, performing, and producing of the self --
Chapter 5. Indoorsy woman Showon's diary : blogging as social action --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Yu-Ling Chou.

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This thesis examines online self-writing as social action that provides a means for women to find their own 'space'. It navigates the discursive and genealogical aspects of women's online writing in Taiwan, and gendered 'web-ethnography' more broadly, concluding that in its mediation of women's self-awareness and social contexts, the very act of women's diary writing constitutes an act of feminist practice.

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