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De/colonizing the subject : the politics of gender in women's autobiography

Author: Sidonie Smith; Julia Watson
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A diverse and widely inclusive collection of essays that frames the frontier of critical investigation - colonial and postcolonial autobiography of the embodied subject.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidonie Smith; Julia Watson
ISBN: 0816619913 9780816619917 0816619921 9780816619924 9780816684038 0816684030
OCLC Number: 24430128
Description: xxxi, 484 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: De/colonization and the politics of discourse in women's autobiographical practices / Julia Watson and Sidonie Smith --
Collaboration and the ordering imperative in life story production / Carole Boyce Davies --
"What I'm talking about when I'm talking about my baskets" : conversations with Mabel McKay / Greg Sarris --
"Rubbing a paragraph with a soft cloth"? : muted voices and editorial constraints in Dust tracks on a road / Claudine Raynaud --
A politics of experience : Leila Khaled's My people shall live : the autobiography of a revolutionary / Janet Varner Gunn --
The problem of being "Indian" : one mixed-blood's dilemma / Janice Gould --
The margin at the center : on testimonio (testimonial narrative) / John Beverley --
Resisting autobiography : out-law genres and transnational feminist subjects / Caren Kaplan. Unspeakable differences : the politics of gender in lesbian and heterosexual women's autobiographies / Julia Watson --
"I yam what I yam" : cooking, culture, and colonialism / Anne Goldman --
Subversive-subaltern identity : Indira Gandhi as the speaking subject / Gita Rajan --
The changing moral discourse of nineteenth-century African American women's autobiography : Harriet Jacobs and Elizabeth Keckley / William L. Andrews --
Rosario Castellanos : "ashes without a face" / Debra A. Castillo --
Expressing feminism and nationalism in autobiography : the memoirs of an Egyptian educator / Margot Badran --
The subject of memoirs : The woman warrior's technology of ideographic selfhood / Lee Quinby --
Of mangoes and maroons : language, history, and the multicultural subject of Michelle Cliff's Abeng / Franco̧ise Lionnet --
Terms of empowerment in Kamala Das's My story / Shirley Geok-lin Lim. Autobiographical storytelling by Australian Aboriginal women / Kateryna Olijnyk Longley --
Disembodied subjects : English women's autobiography under the raj / Nancy L. Paxton --
The other woman and the racial politics of gender : Isak Dinesen and Beryle Markham in Kenya / Sidonie Smith --
Writing the subject : exoticism/eroticism in Marguerite Duras's The lover and The sea wall / Suzanne Chester.
Responsibility: Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, editors.

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