The Uses Of Autobiography

Author by : Julia Swindells
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Autobiography is commonly understood in terms of giving readers insight into the private lives of unique individuals, but in recent years the autobiographical project has absorbed a surprisingly wide variety of social concerns. The contributors to this book, writing from a variety of subject disciplines and interests, explore a range of the uses of autobiography from the nineteenth-century to the present day, and from Africa, USA, the Middle East, France, New Zealand, as well as Britain. Their accounts demonstrate how a reading of autobiography, together with critical scrutiny of the context in which it is produced, can bring understanding not only of the autobiographer as an individual, but of the social, cultural and political conditions in which we read and write about ourselves. The Chapters draw on a number of approaches, including historical and literary methods. They are frequently about the retrieval and reclamation of previously hidden or misrepresented writings; anthropological and educational strategies, often using personal testimony as a means of questioning assumptions about the status quo; and demonstrations of autobiographical practice in writing workshops and performance art. Contributors highlight ways in which we use and might use autobiography not only to represent and understand individual lives, but also for purposes of establishing communities of interest, and for educational and social change.


The Uses Of Autobiography

Author by : Julia Swindells
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Publisher by : Gender and Society: Feminist P
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Description : Autobiography is commonly understood in terms of giving readers insight into the private lives of unique individuals, but in recent years the autobiographical project has absorbed a surprisingly wide variety of social concerns. The contributors to this book, writing from a variety of subject disciplines and interests, explore a range of the uses of autobiography from the nineteenth-century to the present day, and from Africa, USA, the Middle East, France, New Zealand, as well as Britain. Their accounts demonstrate how a reading of autobiography, together with critical scrutiny of the context in which it is produced, can bring understanding not only of the autobiographer as an individual, but of the social, cultural and political conditions in which we read and write about ourselves. The Chapters draw on a number of approaches, including historical and literary methods. They are frequently about the retrieval and reclamation of previously hidden or misrepresented writings; anthropological and educational strategies, often using personal testimony as a means of questioning assumptions about the status quo; and demonstrations of autobiographical practice in writing workshops and performance art. Contributors highlight ways in which we use and might use autobiography not only to represent and understand individual lives, but also for purposes of establishing communities of interest, and for educational and social change.


Getting A Life

Author by : Sidonie Smith
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Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : Various encounters helped us transform what was originally just a response to a trendy 1980s phrase--Get A life!--into the pointed yet heterogeneous engagement with everyday practices that we believe this collection represents. Papers submitted for the session on the everyday uses of autobiography at the Modern Language Association's convention in 1992 enabled us to connect with scholars around the country.


The Uses Of Autobiography

Author by : Julia Swindells Homerton College, Cambridge.
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Description : First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Guiding Autobiography Groups For Older Adults

Author by : James E. Birren
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Autobiography As Philosophy

Author by : Thomas Mathien
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Most philosophical writing is impersonal and argumentative, but many important philosophers have nevertheless written accounts of their own lives. Filling a gap in the market for a text focusing on autobiography as philosophy, this collection discusses several such autobiographies in the light of their authors' broader work, and considers whether there are any philosophical tasks for which life accounts are particularly appropriate. Instead of the common impersonal and argumentative forms of ordinary philosophical discussion, these autobiographical texts are deeply personal and largely narrative or explanatory. The contributors to this book examine the philosophical significance of philosophers’ autobiographies and whether or not there are broadly philosophical tasks for which this sort of writing is particularly suited. Autobiography as Philosophy contains a general discussion about the relation between philosophical and autobiographical writing, and essays on the specific writings of Augustine, Abelard, Montaigne, Descartes, Vico, Hume, Rousseau, Newman, Mill, Nietzsche, Collingwood and Russell by specialists on the works of these individuals. Original and distinctive in its efforts to think about the writings of historically recognized philosophers as communicative acts governed by their own distinctive interests and purposes, the book reveals that it is as much about the texts and the authors as it is about their doctrines and arguments. As a result the book steps back from many of the issues of substantive philosophical discussion to reflect on certain forms of writing as means to philosophical ends, to consider what those ends have included.


Women Autobiography Theory

Author by : Sidonie Smith
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Publisher by : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Description : 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.


Placing Autobiography In Geography

Author by : Pamela Moss
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Publisher by : Syracuse University Press
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Description : Chronicling the history of geography entails not only the literature emerging from geographers' pens and printers but also the geographers themselves. Why and how geographers have taken the career paths they have taken is as much importance as their scholarly output.The contributors use autobiography as a tool to document the history of geography, as a method of data collection, or as a mode of analysis. Taken together, their work provides empirical examples of the ways geographer are engaging the critical questions raised by the changes in their field.


Mapping Lives

Author by : Peter France
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Publisher by : British Academy
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Description : These essays on the problems and functions of biography - particularly those of writers, thinkers and artists - investigate a subject of enduring importance for those interested in culture.


Research Methods In Outdoor Studies

Author by : Barbara Humberstone
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Over the last two decades Outdoor Studies has emerged as an innovative and vibrant field of study. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive appraisal of established and cutting-edge research methods as applied to Outdoor Studies. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book examines key methodologies, themes and technologies such as digital research, mobile methodologies, ethnography, interviews, research design, research ethics and ways of disseminating research. Featuring contributions from leading researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, this is an essential text for any Outdoor Studies course or for researchers looking for innovative and creative research techniques.