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Writing against, alongside and beyond memory : lifewriting as reflexive, poststructuralist feminist research practice

Author: Marilyn Metta
Publisher: Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
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Exploring the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity and culture in the social and cultural constructions of identities in life writing, this book maps underlying politics of storytelling and story  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Metta
ISBN: 9783034305150 303430515X
OCLC Number: 664327583
Description: 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. I An Ambivalent Conception --
Life narratives as research: Lifewriting as research methodology --
The place of ethnic minority women's life writing in contemporary feminist research --
Women's writings across difference: The politics of naming and positioning ethnic minority women's writings --
Contemporary feminisms and the politics of difference: Gender, race, ethnicity, and spirituality --
Relational ethics in lifewriting --
Memory and lifewriting --
ch. II The Umbilical of Life: The Triple Braid --
My story: A metamorphosis --
My mother: The Empress Dowager who gave birth to me --
My papa: A silenced story of love --
ch. III The Ambivalent Act of Doing Research: Reflexive and Feminist Research Methodologies --
Introduction: Struggles with positioning --
Ways of doing research (I) --
Ways of knowing --
Ways of writing: Understanding by writing --
Ways of speaking --
Ways of being: The politics of identity, hybridity & spirituality --
Ways of doing research (II) Ch. IV After Birth: Reflections on Writing and Negotiating the Triple Braid --
My autobiographical journey: The politics of writing self and the acts of finding voice --
Reflection on writing my mother's life: Negotiating ambivalence, hope and privilege --
Fathers, the absent but implicit in women's lifewriting --
Negotiating the triple braid: Silences and voices of a mother, a father and a daughter --
Metamorphosis of narratives: Narrative therapy and its implications for lifewriting --
ch. V Conclusion: Bringing Together --
Overview --
Limitations of reflexive research: Limits of knowledge and methodology in lifewriting --
Negotiating the dangers of writing culture and ethnicity --
Implications of lifewriting research on feminist scholarship, research and practice across disciplines and across difference --
Implications of lifewriting research on practice.
Responsibility: Marilyn Metta.
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