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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 BooksA 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 StudiesThe essays deal with a fascinatingly broad palette of personal narrative types... This book is to be recommended to anyone interested in feminist research..." -MonatshefteThis 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.


AcknowledmentsPart One: OriginsOrigins: Personal Narratives GroupPart Two: ContextConditions Not of Her Own Making"Personal Narratives GroupLiberating the Subject? Autobiography and "Women's History": A Reading of The Diaries of Hannah CullwichJulia SwindellsThe Context of Personal Narrative: Reflections on "Not Either an Experimental Doll"-The Separate Worlds of Three South African WomenShula MarksDissonance and Harmony: The Symbolic Function of Abortion in Activists' Life StoriesFaye GinsburgWhat's a Life Story Got to Do with It?Karen Brodkin SacksPart Three: Narrative FormsForms That TransformPersonal Narratives GroupGender and Narrative Form in French and German Working-Class AutobiographiesMary Jo MaynesPoetry and Truth: Elisa von der Recke's Sentimental AutobiographyKatherine R. GoodmanConsidering More than a Single ReaderElizabeth HampstenNineteenth-Century Black Women's Spiritual Autobiographies: Religious Faith and Self-EmpowermentNellie Y. McKayPersonal Narratives, Dynasties, and Women's Campaigns: Two Examples from AfricaMarcia WrightTransformative Subjectivity in the Writings of Christa WolfSandra FriedenWomen's Personal Narratives: Myths, Experiences, and EmotionsLuisa PasseriniPart Four: Narrator and InterpreterWhose Voice?Personal Narratives GroupI'd Have Been a Man": Politics and the Labor Process in Producting Personal NarrativesMarjorie MbilinyiWhat the Wind Won't Take Away": The Genesis of Nisa-The Life and Words of a !Kung WomanMarjorie ShostakThe Double Frame of Life History in the Work of Barbara MyerhoffRiv-Ellen PrellPart Five: TruthsTruthsPersonal Narratives GroupContributorsIndex

Product Details

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

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