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Feminism & Autobiography : Texts, Theories, Methods - Tess Coslett

Feminism & Autobiography

Texts, Theories, Methods

Paperback Published: 19th October 2000
ISBN: 9780415232029
Number Of Pages: 288

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Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies.

The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method.

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"Here is an unusually incisive and well-written anthology, covering many of the complexities inherent in women's memories. For me, the analysis of feminists' accounts of their mothers, their reality versus fiction, their evidence of resentment and distortion were especially compelling, original and insightful. I highly recommend this collection." -Carolyn Heilbrun, Columbia University

Genre
Enforced Narratives: Stories of another self
From "Self-made Women" to "Women's Made-selves"?: Audit selves, simulation and surveillance in the rise of public women
Textualisation of the Self and Gender Identity in the Life Story
Extending Autobiography: A discussion of Sylvia Plath's
Intersubjectivity
Composure and Performance in Oral History Testimony
Spellbound: Audience, identity and self in black women's narrative discourse
Our Mother's Daughters: Autobiographical inheritance through stories of gender and class
Matrilineal Narratives Revisited
The Global Self: Narratives of Caribbean migrant women
Memory
Subjects in Time: Slavery and African-American women's autobiographies
Memory Frames: the role of concepts and cognition in telling life stories
Autobiographical Times
Circa 1959
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ISBN: 9780415232029
ISBN-10: 0415232023
Series: Transformations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 19th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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