Gender and discipline: publication practices in design

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Show simple item record Clerke, T 2012-02-02T11:05:18Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 2010, 3 (1), pp. 63 - 78
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5190
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Design research and writing began to appear in scholarly journals over 30 years ago, coinciding in Australia with the transition of Design education into universities. Concurrently, a significant increase in the number of women in what could be considered a male-dominated profession and emergent discipline actuated feminist-informed âwomen and Designâ writing. While this writing raised important questions about gender and Design, it is generally not cited in Design literatures that do not have a specifically feminist focus, and as this article will attest, publication and citation rates demonstrate the dominance of men in positions of influence in scholarly Design journals. This is particularly problematic for female Design academics and for the field in the current audit climate in universities, whereby state-funded research output is measured by citation analysis systems. Drawing on feminist and Foucauldian theorizations of power and knowledge, and supported by an empirical audit and analysis of gender distribution in publication in two scholarly Design journals, I argue first that scholarship as a form of social practice in new professional fields such as Design is complexly disciplined and problematically gendered. Second, I argue that further empirical research, and new and different kinds of feminist-informed writing that attend closely to issues of gender, is required to productively disrupt and reconceptualize Design scholarship as it is currently practiced.
dc.publisher Intellect
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title Gender and discipline: publication practices in design
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Bristol, United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 63 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 78 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
dc.personcode 102563
dc.percentage 100 en_US Performing Arts and Creative Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords women, design, publication, practice, gender, feminism en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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