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Tweet the “phallic teacher”: early career feminist education research, Altmetrics and alternative peer review

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posted on 31.12.2018, 00:00 authored by Lucinda McKnightLucinda McKnight, L Graham
Feminist education research is disseminated today in a social media landscape dominated by anonymous commentators such as @real_peerreview. This chapter describes a case study taking a single example of a feminist article submitted to an Australian educational journal to contemplate how the editor and writer, an early career researcher, negotiated perceived personal and professional risks in relation to publication. These risks are a new feature of the postfeminist global mediascape, and demonstrate how patriarchal, misogynist and alt right discourses play out in this space. The study then considers the reception the article met on Twitter, which pushed its Altmetric attention score into the top 5% of all research outputs worldwide, and the impacts of this outcome for journal, editor and writer. This study highlights both affordances and dangers in the fluid distribution and commentary of volatile digital media ecologies, especially for early career researchers and those other than middle class, cisgendered, heterosexual, able bodied white males.

History

Title of book

Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities

Chapter number

9

Pagination

1 - 27

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9780815355885

Language

English

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2019, Routledge

Extent

11

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Baroutidis, S Riddle, P Thomson