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ERIC Number: EJ967134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0706-8107
A Poetic and Visual Inquiry into the Male Professoriate: Clive, Todd, Mark and William
Blaikie, Fiona
Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, v38 p45-67 2011
This is a poetic and visual arts-informed inquiry into the male professoriate: Situated in social theory on the body and clothing, artworks, and poetry, visual identity and male scholarship are revealed and presented. Dress is a self-reflexive personal, social and political statement that challenges and/or confirms gendered and social roles. Social acceptance within one's discipline and the academy is key. For two of the four participants in this research study, Clive and Todd, social acceptance is determined by fitting in via incarnations of conservative scholarly clothing. For the remaining two participants, Mark and William, scholarly clothing is a contested site of conventions and taboos. Acceptance is judged by gender and sexual orientation, revealed in a policed personal, socio-cultural and visual aesthetic of the body and what counts as scholarly clothing. This paper draws attention to how bodies are managed, clothed and situated in spaces and places, offering through text, visual images and poems alternative possibilities for knowing and understanding through arts-informed research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A