• Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Interpreting Women's Lives By Personal Narratives Group

Interpreting Women's Lives by Personal Narratives Group

Condition - New
Only 2 left

This book will be specially printed for your order, which means it may take a little longer to arrive (5 days). We do this to cut down on waste & to help protect our planet.

Interpreting Women's Lives Summary

Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives by Personal Narratives Group

" . . . 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 . . ." -Monatshefte

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 research. The book expands our understanding of both the shared experience of gender and the profound differences among women.

Table of Contents


Part One: Origins

Origins: Personal Narratives Group

Part Two: Context

"Conditions Not of Her Own Making"
Personal Narratives Group

Liberating the Subject? Autobiography and "Women's History": A Reading of The Diaries of Hannah Cullwich
Julia Swindells

The Context of Personal Narrative: Reflections on "Not Either an Experimental Doll"-The Separate Worlds of Three South African Women
Shula Marks

Dissonance and Harmony: The Symbolic Function of Abortion in Activists' Life Stories
Faye Ginsburg

What's 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 Recke's Sentimental Autobiography
Katherine R. Goodman

Considering More than a Single Reader
Elizabeth Hampsten

Nineteenth-Century Black Women's Spiritual Autobiographies: Religious Faith and Self-Empowerment
Nellie Y. McKay

Personal Narratives, Dynasties, and Women's Campaigns: Two Examples from Africa
Marcia Wright

Transformative Subjectivity in the Writings of Christa Wolf
Sandra Frieden

Women's Personal Narratives: Myths, Experiences, and Emotions
Luisa Passerini

Part Four: Narrator and Interpreter

Whose Voice?
Personal Narratives Group

"I'd Have Been a Man": Politics and the Labor Process in Producting Personal Narratives
Marjorie Mbilinyi

"What the Wind Won't Take Away": 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

Personal Narratives Group


Additional information

Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives by Personal Narratives Group
Indiana University Press
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Interpreting Women's Lives