..". 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 Co..". 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..." --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....
|Title||:||Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives Reviews
Interpreting Women's Lives is divided into five parts. Part One – Origins looks at the origins of the Personal Narratives Group and the book, which brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences. The remaining four parts are on context, narrative form, narrator-interpreter relations, and truths. Context addresses the issue that someone labeled "marginal" by mainstream society might not see herself as marginal. Narrative forms discusses the variety of models women have used to narrate their lives. Narrator-interpreter relations addresses the power relationships surrounding the production of personal narratives. Truths reflects the multiplicity of ways reality can be experienced.
This book comprises a number of quality essays from across social science and humanities disciplines, all exploring the use of personal narrative in feminist research. I had hoped for a bit more guidance with regard to how the analyses progressed but this really isn't the book's purpose and the authors do an excellent job of addressing the larger issues of context, relationships, truth, meaning, etc. As an anthropologist currently teaching my first intro course (and thus rereading NISA along with my students) I particularly enjoyed Marjorie Shostak's essay toward the end.