Category Archives: Gender

CHA and New Motherhood

One thing that I love about the scrapbook industry is that children are allowed. While I am critical of the child-centered,  mom-guilt narrative that is often used as a marketing strategy, at least the industry is supportive of families, too. … Continue reading

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The “Who” and “What” of Scrapbooking

This entry is part 47 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 47 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Over the last few months, I’ve shared with you my findings from chapter five of my study. I’ve spent … Continue reading

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This Month on Scrapowrthy Lives: March 31, 2012 Edition

This entry is part 47 of 47 in the series This Week on Scrapworthy Lives

This entry is part 47 of 47 in the series This Week on Scrapworthy LivesEach Saturday, I provide a compilation of links from the week’s posts. Because I’ve cut back on posting, this Saturday includes all of my posts from … Continue reading

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If Moms Scrapbook, What do Dads Do?

This entry is part 39 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 39 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsHere’s another post from my dissertation. If mothers do motherhood through scrapbooking, do fathers also do fatherhood by their very absence from scrapbooking? What I find is that … Continue reading

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Invisible Motherhood

This entry is part 38 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 38 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsHere’s another post from my dissertation. I was pregnant for the first and only time while conducting my interviews for my dissertation. Scratch that. I was visibly pregnant … Continue reading

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Why Scrapbook

This entry is part 37 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 37 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEvery other Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. There are contradictory messages among scrapbookers and scrapbook industry workers. Today, I will address two of these messages. … Continue reading

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Why do Moms Scrapbook?

This entry is part 36 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 36 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsHere’s another post from my dissertation. It should surprise no one that pregnant women and new moms (and not-so-new moms) take up scrapbooking in larger numbers than child-free … Continue reading

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Concluding Thoughts about Gender and Scrapbooking

This entry is part 29 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 29 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. My respondents made scrapbooking fit in their lives. For the most part, they did not scrapbook because they felt … Continue reading

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Can I be a Scrapbooker and a Feminist?

This entry is part 28 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 28 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Last week, I questioned wither scrapbooking is a woman’s-only space? Do men feel welcomed in the hobby? Not only … Continue reading

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Is Scrapbooking a Women’s-Only Space?

This entry is part 25 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 25 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. There are aspects of the scrapbooking industry that really only work as long as the hobby remains the domain … Continue reading

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