Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010, 97-112

Original scientific paper

From Girls’ Journals to Blogs

Mirjana Duran - Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek

Fulltext (croatian, pages 97-112).pdf

In the creativity of children and youth, as in that of adults, we can follow the lines of individual and collective creativity. Creations of collective creativity are passed down from generation to generation: games, jokes, stories, songs, autograph books, codes of behavior, secret languages, fortune telling, magic, secret erotic folklore, dares, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, etc. This paper investigates the journals that have been in existence for over 40 years in the subculture of girls from the ages of 12-16. A semi-structured interview was held with 166 respondents born from 1950 to 1996. Eighty-three journals from 1964 to 2009 were analyzed. Data analysis was conducted using qualitative research methodology. Seventeen types of content were identified. Some of this content has moved to girl blogs. A great similarity was found with journals written by Russian girls.

subculture, collective creativity of girls, journals

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