In Search of Her: An Autoethnographic Search For Self in Virtual Landscapes.

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Author: Z Nicolazzo
Date: Fall 2019
From: Thresholds in Education(Vol. 42, Issue 1)
Publisher: Academy for Educational Studies
Document Type: Article
Length: 8,054 words
Lexile Measure: 1380L

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Abstract :

In this manuscript, I write about my ongoing exploration of my possible gendered future, using the avatar creation site Bitmoji as a virtual landscape through which to do so. To do so, I use an autoethnographic methodological process, allowing me to think about my own individual experience and how it is influenced by/influences broader macro-discourses of gender. As a result, I use my self-explorations to inform how others--in particular, college educators--think about gender as a mediating discourse throughout postsecondary educational contexts. In other words, my own searching for her, my feminine gendered self, exposes possibilities for gender-based praxis on college campuses. Keywords: Trans, femininity, autoethnography, online, bitmoji

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