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ERIC Number: EJ881464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Contestation and Conflict: The University of Toronto Student Yearbook "Torontonensis" as an "Appalling Sahara", 1890-1914
Panayotidis, E. Lisa; Stortz, Paul
History of Education, v39 n1 p35-53 Jan 2010
In 1898, students at the University of Toronto founded "Torontonensis", the university's first yearbook. Fashioned as a remembrance of university, from its inception the yearbook was fraught with conflict and contestation particularly around how male students were represented and how their college experiences were made, and not made, meaningful. The vociferous debates that ensued in campus newspapers, particularly among the graduating classes, fractured the ostensibly smooth recounting of this "souvenir remembrance", bringing into question who is allowed to "speak" on behalf of whom and what it is acceptable to "say". The authors enquire into the way university yearbooks served to construct normative definitions of what constituted "students", "student cultures" and forms of gendering within the educational landscapes in which they were enmeshed. Through an examination of "Torontonensis", they highlight the multiple and often contradictory meanings and constructions of the student yearbook from the perspectives of their producers, subjects and audiences. (Contains 54 footnotes and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)