Interpreting Women's Lives

Interpreting Women's Lives : Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253205018
  • 9780253205018
  • 1,076,265

Table of contents

Acknowledments Part One: Origins Origins: Personal Narratives Group Part Two: Context OConditions Not of Her Own MakingO Personal Narratives Group Liberating the Subject? Autobiography and OWomenOs HistoryO: A Reading of The Diaries of Hannah Cullwich Julia Swindells The Context of Personal Narrative: Reflections on ONot Either an Experimental DollO--The Separate Worlds of Three South African Women Shula Marks Dissonance and Harmony: The Symbolic Function of Abortion in ActivistsO Life Stories Faye Ginsburg WhatOs 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 ReckeOs Sentimental Autobiography Katherine R. Goodman Considering More than a Single Reader Elizabeth Hampsten Nineteenth-Century Black WomenOs Spiritual Autobiographies: Religious Faith and Self-Empowerment Nellie Y. McKay Personal Narratives, Dynasties, and WomenOs Campaigns: Two Examples from Africa Marcia Wright Transformative Subjectivity in the Writings of Christa Wolf Sandra Frieden WomenOs Personal Narratives: Myths, Experiences, and Emotions Luisa Passerini Part Four: Narrator and Interpreter Whose Voice? Personal Narratives Group OIOd Have Been a ManO: Politics and the Labor Process in Producting Personal Narratives Marjorie Mbilinyi OWhat the Wind WonOt Take AwayO: 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 Indexshow more

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