Download or read book Landscape for a Good Woman PDF or another Format written by Carolyn Steedman and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: .
Download or read book Identity and Diversity PDF or another Format written by Maud Blair and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book Autobiographics PDF or another Format written by Leigh Gilmore and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the first comprehensive feminist critique of autobiography as a genre, Leigh Gilmore incorporates writings that have not up to now been considered part of the autobiographical tradition. Offering subtle and perceptive readings of a wide variety of texts-- from the confessions of medieval mystics to contemporary works by Chicana and lesbian writers-- she identifies an innovative practice of "autobiographics" which covers the entire spectrum of women's self-representation.
Download or read book Upward Mobility and the Common Good PDF or another Format written by Bruce Robbins and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2010-01-10 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reinterpreting novels by figures such as Balzac, Stendhal, Emily Brontë, Dickens, Dreiser, Wells, Doctorow, and Ishiguro, along with a number of films, Bruce Robbins shows how deeply the material and erotic desires of upwardly mobile characters are intertwined with the aid they receive from some sort of benefactor or mentor.
Download or read book Women, Autobiography, Theory PDF or another Format written by Sidonie Smith and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.
Download or read book Risking Difference PDF or another Format written by Jean Wyatt and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the dynamics of identification, envy, and idealization in fictional narratives by Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as in nonfictional accounts of cross-race relations by white feminists and feminists of color.
Download or read book Giving Ground PDF or another Format written by Joan Copjec and published by Verso. This book was released on 1999-06-17 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Giving Ground is prompted by two phenomena whose paradoxical convergence is currently altering our experience and conception of urban relations and city planning. On the one hand, forces of globalisation push towards conditions of homogenisation and deterritorialisation, while, on the other, a surging politics of identity barricades various groups behind particular claims and ignites violent persecutions. The covert relations between these phenomena is the focus of the essays in this volume. Giving Ground seeks to address a number of broad questions: What is the role and limit of urban space in the expression of group and individual rights and desires? Do democratic social relations require spatial propinquity? What, if any, are the characteristics of democratic urban space? What role does the individuality of cities play in the production of political culture? Contributors: Ariella Azoulay, Etienne Balibar, Lauren Berlant, Joan Copjec, Mark Cousins, Mike Davis, Samuel Delaney, Rosalind Deutsche, Thomas Elsaesser, Dean MacCannell, Michael Sorkin.
Download or read book Ageing and Popular Culture PDF or another Format written by Andrew Blaikie and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-03-04 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the 'grey market' perpetuates the quest for eternal youth, the biological realities of deep old age are increasingly denied. Ageing and Popular Culture traces the historical emergence of stereotypes of retirement and documents their recent demise, arguing that although modernisation, marginalisation, and medicalisation created rigid age classifications, the rise of consumer culture has coincided with a postmodern broadening of options for those in the Third Age. With an adroit use of photographs and other visual sources, Andrew Blaikie demonstrates that an expanded leisure phase is breaking down barriers between mid and later life. At the same time, 'positive ageing' also creates new imperatives and new norms with attendant forms of deviance. While babyboomers may anticipate a fulfilling retirement, none relish decline. Has deep old age replaced death as the taboo subject of the late twentieth century? If so, what might be the consequences?
Download or read book Repossessing the World PDF or another Format written by Helen M. Buss and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2002-02-07 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annotation A critical inquiry into women's use of the memoir, a form that has often been dismissed as less significant than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the essay. Buss (aka Margaret Clarke; English, U. of Calgary) argues that the memoir "bridges the typical strategies of historical and literary discourses in order to establish necessary connections between the private and the public, the personal and political ... The memoir is increasingly used (by women) to interrogate the private individual's relationship to a history and/or a culture from which she finds her experience of her self and her life excluded." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Download or read book Women in Magazines PDF or another Format written by Rachel Ritchie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-19 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and appearance. In the decades that followed, feminist scholars criticized such publications as at best conservative and at worst regressive in their treatment of gender norms and ideals. However, this perspective obscures the heterogeneity of the magazine industry itself and women’s experiences of it, both as readers and as journalists. This collection explores such diversity, highlighting the differing and at times contradictory images and understandings of women in a range of magazines and women’s contributions to magazines in a number of contexts from late nineteenth century publications to twenty-first century titles in Britain, North America, continental Europe and Australia.
Download or read book The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English PDF or another Format written by Lorna Sage and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-09-30 with total page 708 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years. This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished. There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day. The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language. The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered. The result is a work of reference with a unique feeling for the vitality, wealth and diversity of women's writing.
Download or read book Fairy Tales and Feminism PDF or another Format written by Donald Haase and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.
Download or read book How Our Lives Become Stories PDF or another Format written by Paul John Eakin and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The popularity of such books as Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, and Kathryn Harrison's controversial The Kiss, has led columnists to call ours "the age of memoir." And while some critics have derided the explosion of memoir as exhibitionistic and self-aggrandizing, literary theorists are now beginning to look seriously at this profusion of autobiographical literature. Informed by literary, scientific, and experiential concerns, How Our Lives Become Stories enhances knowledge of the complex forces that shape identity, and confronts the equally complex problems that arise when we write about who we think we are. Using life writings as examples—including works by Christa Wolf, Art Spiegelman, Oliver Sacks, Henry Louis Gates, Melanie Thernstrom, and Philip Roth—Paul John Eakin draws on the latest research in neurology, cognitive science, memory studies, developmental psychology, and related fields to rethink the very nature of self-representation. After showing how the experience of living in one's body shapes one's identity, he explores relational and narrative modes of being, emphasizing social sources of identity, and demonstrating that the self and the story of the self are constantly evolving in relation to others. Eakin concludes by engaging the ethical issues raised by the conflict between the authorial impulse to life writing and a traditional, privacy-based ethics that such writings often violate.
Download or read book They Must Be Represented PDF or another Format written by Paula Rabinowitz and published by Verso. This book was released on 1994-12-17 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They Must Be Represented examines documentary in print, photography, television and film from the 1930s through the 1980s, using the lens of recent feminist film theory as well as scholarship on race, class and gender emerging from the new interdisciplinary approach of American cultural studies. Paula Rabinowitz discusses the ways in which these four media shaped truth-claims and political agency over the decades: in the 1930s, about poverty, labor and popular culture during the depression; in the 1960s, about the Vietnam War, racism, work and counterculture; and in the 1980s, about feminist and gay critiques of gender, history, narrative and cinema. A great deal of documentary expression has been influenced by developments in cultural anthropology, as committed artists brought their cameras and typewriters into the field not only to report, but also to change the world. Yet recently the projects of both anthropology and documentary have come under scrutiny. Rabinowitz argues that the gendering of vision that occurs when narratives confirm to conventional genres profoundly affects the relation of documentarian to subject. She goes on to define this gendering of vision in documentary as an ethnographic process. Ultimately, this polemical study challenges the construction of the spectator in psychoanalytic film theory, and articulates a new model for theorizing power relations in culture and history.
Author : Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780192540720
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (192 users)
Download or read book Class, Politics, and the Decline of Deference in England, 1968-2000 PDF or another Format written by Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In late twentieth-century England, inequality was rocketing, yet some have suggested that the politics of class was declining in significance, while others argue that class identities lost little power. Neither interpretation is satisfactory: class remained important to 'ordinary' people's narratives about social change and their own identities throughout the period 1968-2000, but in changing ways. Using self-narratives drawn from a wide range of sources - the raw materials of sociological studies, transcripts from oral history projects, Mass Observation, and autobiography - the book examines class identities and narratives of social change between 1968 and 2000, showing that by the end of the period, class was often seen as an historical identity, related to background and heritage, and that many felt strict class boundaries had blurred quite profoundly since 1945. Class snobberies 'went underground', as many people from all backgrounds began to assert that what was important was authenticity, individuality, and ordinariness. In fact, Sutcliffe-Braithwaite argues that it is more useful to understand the cultural changes of these years through the lens of the decline of deference, which transformed people's attitudes towards class, and towards politics. The study also examines the claim that Thatcher and New Labour wrote class out of politics, arguing that this simple - and highly political - narrative misses important points. Thatcher was driven by political ideology and necessity to try to dismiss the importance of class, while the New Labour project was good at listening to voters - particularly swing voters in marginal seats - and echoing back what they were increasingly saying about the blurring of class lines and the importance of ordinariness. But this did not add up to an abandonment of a majoritarian project, as New Labour reoriented their political project to emphasize using the state to empower the individual.
Download or read book The Self in Moral Space PDF or another Format written by David Parker and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All of us take our moral bearings from a conception of the good, or a range of goods, that we consider most important. We are in this sense selves in moral space. Building on the work of the philosopher Charles Taylor, among others, David Parker examines a range of classic and contemporary autobiographies—including those of St. Augustine, William Wordsworth, Friedrich Nietzsche, Edmund Gosse, Roland Barthes, Seamus Heaney, and J. M. Coetzee—to reveal a whole domain of life narrative that has been previously ignored, one that enables a new approach to the question of what constitutes a "good" life narrative. Moving from an ethics toward an aesthetics of life writing, Parker follows Wittgenstein's view that ethics and aesthetics are one. The Self in Moral Space is distinctive in that its key ethical question is not What is it right for the life writer to do? but the broader question What is it good to be? This question opens up an important debate with the dominant postmodern paradigms that prevail in life writing studies today. In Parker's estimation, such paradigms are incapable of explaining why life writing matters in the contemporary context. Life narrative, he argues, faces readers with the perennial ethical question How should a human being live? We need a new reconstructive paradigm, as offered by this book, in order to gain a fuller understanding of life narrative and its humanistic potential.