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dc.contributor.advisorPanelli, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorGill, Erica Janeen_NZ
dc.date.available2012-12-14T04:34:33Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGill, E. J. (2007). The social construction of femininities in a rural New Zealand community (Dissertation, Postgraduate Diploma of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2848en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2848
dc.descriptionv, 90 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 85-90). "June 2007"en_NZ
dc.description.abstractIn considering gender and sexuality in rural geography, the focus has frequently been women in the family farm unit, masculinity as a rural gender identity, and homosexual and lesbian experiences of rural space. Little research has considered the creation of rural femininities within rural communities and the heteronormativity of rural space. This dissertation explores the construction of feminine identities in a rural South Otago community. It draws on feminist and poststructural perspectives recognising identities as diverse and socially constructed. Rurality, as a discursive construct that helps to create women's identities and experiences, is considered, in association with the construction of femininities through discourse and performance. Data was collected using one-on-one interviews, focus group discussions and field observations. An analysis of the data led to three key femininities, and two overlays that influence the femininities, being documented. These are discussed in relation to how they are constructed, reinforced, and negotiated, through discourse and performance. Spatial variations in performance of identities are considered, as well as discursive constructs that continue to create space as gendered, reinforcing hegemonic femininity.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
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dc.titleThe social construction of femininities in a rural New Zealand communityen_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_NZ
thesis.degree.namePostgraduate Diploma of Artsen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelPostgraduate Diplomaen_NZ
otago.interloanyesen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.voyager1538029en_NZ
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