Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives

Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives

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... rich and thought-provoking... That kind of collaborative writing is feminist scholarship at its best, and exhaustingly difficult." -The Women's Review of Books A substantial contribution to women's studies and autobiographical criticism." -Choice ... exciting.... will lead to new insight and appreciation of the variety and complexity of women's lives." -Feminist Collections ... provocative... " -American Ethnologist ... rich in thought-provoking insights into the particular ways women have been socialized and the individual routes through which they have successfully resisted roles and paradigms of behavior inimical to the development of a robust sense of self." -Women and Language ... very fine collection of essays... " -Auto/Biography Studies The essays deal with a fascinatingly broad palette of personal narrative types... This book is to be recommended to anyone interested in feminist research..." -Monatshefte This groundbreaking multidisciplinary and multicultural examination of women's oral and written documents offers rich insights into the ways that women's voices and life stories can inform scholarly research. The book expands our understanding of both the shared experience of gender and the profound differences among women.

Contents

Acknowledments Part One: Origins Origins: Personal Narratives Group Part Two: Context Conditions Not of Her Own Making" Personal Narratives Group Liberating the Subject? Autobiography and "Women's History": A Reading of The Diaries of Hannah Cullwich Julia Swindells The Context of Personal Narrative: Reflections on "Not Either an Experimental Doll"-The Separate Worlds of Three South African Women Shula Marks Dissonance and Harmony: The Symbolic Function of Abortion in Activists' Life Stories Faye Ginsburg What's a Life Story Got to Do with It? Karen Brodkin Sacks Part Three: Narrative Forms Forms That Transform Personal Narratives Group Gender and Narrative Form in French and German Working-Class Autobiographies Mary Jo Maynes Poetry and Truth: Elisa von der Recke's Sentimental Autobiography Katherine R. Goodman Considering More than a Single Reader Elizabeth Hampsten Nineteenth-Century Black Women's Spiritual Autobiographies: Religious Faith and Self-Empowerment Nellie Y. McKay Personal Narratives, Dynasties, and Women's Campaigns: Two Examples from Africa Marcia Wright Transformative Subjectivity in the Writings of Christa Wolf Sandra Frieden Women's Personal Narratives: Myths, Experiences, and Emotions Luisa Passerini Part Four: Narrator and Interpreter Whose Voice? Personal Narratives Group I'd Have Been a Man": Politics and the Labor Process in Producting Personal Narratives Marjorie Mbilinyi What the Wind Won't Take Away": The Genesis of Nisa-The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman Marjorie Shostak The Double Frame of Life History in the Work of Barbara Myerhoff Riv-Ellen Prell Part Five: Truths Truths Personal Narratives Group Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780253205018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780253205018
  • ISBN10: 0253205018

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