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  • Clive 10:37 am on February 10, 2009 Permalink  

    Example of syndicated post 

    This is an example of a post written on my ‘work blog’. It shows how a post can be syndicated through wp-o-matic for subsequent translation.

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  • Clive 10:42 am on February 7, 2009 Permalink  

    Saturday afternoon 

    Trying once again to see if the full syndication of these feeds works.

    Still not working

     
  • Clive 1:42 pm on January 30, 2009 Permalink
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    English identity 

    I’ve just been reading Chapter 1 of Sage’s latest report ‘British Social Attitudes’. It’s entitled ‘Is there an English backlash? Reactions to devolution’ and definitely worth a read as we begin to look at questions of national identity with a focus on Britishness. The first question the report tries to answer is:

    Is there any evidence that people in England are becoming more aware of having a distinctive sense of ‘Englishness’ that they might feel sets them apart from the rest of the UK, and which they might want recognised through distinctive political institutions?

    The answers come from various data collected through questionnaires/interviews.

    Here’s one question they used. Try it yourselves and see what results we get back in.

    Here’s the data set that the researchers from the study compiled:

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  • Clive 10:26 pm on January 19, 2009 Permalink  

    Proxy blogs From Cuba 

    I wonder how many Cubans are using blogs for this purpose?

    ‘En este blog publico crónicas, relatos y anécdotas que me envía mi papá. Él vive en La Habana, Cuba. Los comentarios se los copio en emails y por la misma vía él los responde, cuando puede. ¡Es tan difícil imaginarse cómo funciona un blog o saber lo que es sin haber visto ninguno! Mi viejo no tiene acceso a Internet.’

    So writes Aguaya on the blog she keeps for her father in Havana. Not only does he not have access to the internet, he doesn’t know what a blog is. Yet, as a tool for communication it’s working via someone who sends an email to someone who blogs; from someone who comments to someone who sends the email to someone who delivers that email by hand.

    Aguaya keeps her own blog at Desarraigo Provocados.

     
  • Clive 9:58 am on January 16, 2009 Permalink  

    Female Identity 

    Finding My . . . A Story of Female Identity — Mackie 15 (2): 324 — Qualitative Inquiry

    This piece delves into an identity shaped by and a history filled with sexual violence. It was created from a performance script, various journal entries, and field notes, using the process of systematic sociological introspection1 to write through emotional experience. It also takes the form of autoethnographic 2 research, where I use self-reflection, connecting personal experience to a larger social context of violence against women. “Finding my . . . ” embodies gender identity and uses voice/telling to show the move into a more confident “self.” While I attempt to make sense out of and share my experiences, I hope to encourage further conversation on this topic and reduce the stigma and shame that accompanies these encounters.

    Key Words: Autoethnography • identity • femininity • sexual abuse • storytelling

     
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