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ERIC Number: EJ1009883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Sensing Gender by Coupling Visual and Verbal Storytelling
Quinlan, Margaret M.; Ruhl, Stephanie M.; Torrens, Amanda; Harter, Lynn M.
Communication Teacher, v27 n1 p45-49 2013
Communication teacher scholars have traditionally focused attention on the power of language in written or spoken narratives as situated in particular contexts. Increasingly, however, scholars are espousing a vision-based epistemology that recognizes the relationship between seeing and knowing, and in doing so foreground the political relationship between seeing and the seen. Individuals develop self-awareness in part by "seeing themselves" in images in their surroundings. Images activate and articulate social knowledge and provide inventional resources for identity construction. As such, images can function as counternarratives to dominant scripts that work to (de)legitimate particular subjectivities. This assignment asks students to keep a journal that both visually and verbally reflects their growing understanding of gendered lives as lived in various social, organizational, familial, and public/private settings. After completing this activity, students will be able to: (1) use communication theory to understand gendered experiences; (2) draw on multiple senses to explore gendered lives in various contexts; and (3) visually and verbally articulate gender from their unique standpoints. A list of references and suggested readings is included. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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