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oa Alternation - Making this book is a strange thing to me': singing away the hunger and the politics of publishing in collaborative autobiography

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757

 

Abstract

One of the great successes of the second wave feminist movement is that it has, in foregrounding the importance of the lives of 'ordinary' women, paved the way for an explosion of life writing by those who have not previously been seen as significant social players, or indeed, as capable of recording the stories of their own lives. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, feminism has been an influential force in rethinking previously rigid boundaries that separated disciplines such as anthropology from sociology, philosophy, and literary studies. It has also been particularly effective in its analysis of how traditional epistemologies exclude 'knowers' on the basis of their race and class. In this, feminist thought has opened new spaces from which to consider the production of autobiographical writing.

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2019-10-14

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