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ERIC Number: ED452137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 47
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A Narrative Inquiry into the Development of a Women's Organization: Taking a Step for the Big Picture.
Huberman, Audrey
This paper begins by reproducing an e-mail concerning the Wired Woman Toronto (WWT) organization, an e-mail which forms the first of four intertwined types of field texts that inform a narrative inquiry--the second is "story," the third is "research interview," and the fourth is "letter writing." The paper's framework takes the form of a story about the beginning and continuance of this women's organization, WWT, and about its meetings; the field texts are dispersed throughout the narrative account as they shape the ensuing journey. The first e-mail correspondence in the paper explains that the Wired Women Society is a Canadian-founded, non-profit group that focuses on creating a "comfortable and exciting environment" in which women can learn more about technology and the opportunities available in new media industries. The paper concludes that the place the women have made for themselves, the third dimension in 3-dimensional narrative inquiry space, is yet another area that can be explored within a subsequent and broader inquiry, and that a faint outline of the "larger journey" can be seen as a result of this paper, the preliminary exercise. Many of the issues raised in the interview with Denise and Christina surface in the author's final paper for the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education course "Women as Change Agents in Educational Systems," the overlap pertaining to the camaraderie and sense of lineage that emanate from women's relationships and the achievements realized by women in a male dominated society. An interview transcript is appended. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada