I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY

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Main Author: Medford, Kristina M.
Language:English
Published: Bowling Green State University / OhioLINK 2006
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Online Access:http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1142277388
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spelling ndltd-OhioLink-oai-etd.ohiolink.edu-bgsu11422773882021-08-03T05:27:44Z I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY Medford, Kristina M. gender and communication ethnomethodology autoethnography knitting This study examines the ways in which gender is constituted through everyday performances, with a specific focus on knitting. Because knitting has a feminine connotation in the United States, female and male knitters have much different experiences when engaging in this activity and as such, knitting influences the ways that they negotiate their performance of gender in varying ways. Through the theoretical lenses of ethnomethodology and critical gender and communication research, I use autoethnography to investigate my own experience with knitting as a gendering activity; I also use in-depth interviewing to gain insight from five male knitters about how they understand knitting in ways that reify and resist cultural norms. The study suggests that gender performance is a constant negotiation to establish believability or proficiency as masculine/feminine, rather than a static performance that either meets or does not meet the cultural norm of masculine/feminine. The study also offers insight into the often overlooked ways that we transgress gendered norms in our everyday lives. 2006-03-20 English text Bowling Green State University / OhioLINK http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1142277388 http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1142277388 unrestricted This thesis or dissertation is protected by copyright: all rights reserved. It may not be copied or redistributed beyond the terms of applicable copyright laws.
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topic gender and communication
ethnomethodology
autoethnography
knitting
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ethnomethodology
autoethnography
knitting
Medford, Kristina M.
I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY
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title I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY
title_short I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY
title_full I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY
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title_full_unstemmed I KNIT THEREFORE I AM: AN ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF KNITTING AS CONSTITUTIVE OF GENDERED IDENTITY
title_sort i knit therefore i am: an ethnomethodological study of knitting as constitutive of gendered identity
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