Auto Biography And Identity

Author: Maggie B B. Gale
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719063329
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This groundbreaking book shows how female performers have used autobiography and performance as both a means of expression and control of their private and public selves, the "face and the mask". It looks at how actors, managers, writers and live artists have done this on the page and on the stage from the late eighteenth-century to the present day, testing the boundaries between gender, theatre and autobiographical form. This book facilitates connections--between texts and performances, past and present practitioners, professional and private selves, individuals and communities--all of which have in some way renegotiated identity through autobiography and the creative act.

My Generation

Author: John Downton Hazlett
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299157845
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John Hazlett's engaging and insightful study of writers from the 1960s demonstrates for the first time the ways in which the idea of the generation has affected autobiographical writing in this century. Exchanging "I" for "we," autobiographers from the sixties claim to speak on behalf of all members of their generation. However, the extent to which each perspective accurately represents that generation's beliefs, values, and goals will continually be contested by competing texts and narratives. Writers whose work is addressed in My Generation include Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Michael Rossman, Dotson Rader, Raymond Mungo, Jane Alpert, John Bunzel, Peter Collier, David Horowitz, Joyce Maynard, David Harris, and Todd Gitlin. As Hazlett discovered, the stories these writers present are not simply straightforward accounts; instead, each is constructed with a specific political and personal agenda in an effort to define the generation's identity and the writer's own.

Mapping The Self

Author: Frédéric Regard
Editor: Université de Saint-Etienne
ISBN: 9782862722696
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Narrative And Identity

Author: Jens Brockmeier
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027226415
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Annotation This text evolved out of a December 1995 conference at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, attended by scholars from psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, social sciences, literary theory, classics, communication, and film theory, and exploring the importance of narrative as an expression of our experience, as a form of communication, and as a form for understanding the world and ourselves. Nine scholars from Canada, the US, and Europe contribute 12 essays on the relationship between narrative and human identity, how we construct what we call our lives and create ourselves in the process. Coverage includes theoretical perspectives on the problem of narrative and self construction, specific life stories in their cultural contexts, and empirical and theoretical issues of autobiographical memory and narrative identity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Lesbian Lives

Author: Nicky Hallett
Editor: Pluto Press (UK)
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Examining cultural representations of lesbianism, Hallet offers a fascinating exploration of identity, sexuality and gender.

Identity Technologies

Author: Anna Poletti
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299296431
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Identity Technologies is a substantial contribution to the fields of autobiography studies, digital studies, and new media studies, exploring the many new modes of self-expression and self-fashioning that have arisen in conjunction with Web 2.0, social networking, and the increasing saturation of wireless communication devices in everyday life. This volume explores the various ways that individuals construct their identities on the Internet and offers historical perspectives on ways that technologies intersect with identity creation. Bringing together scholarship about the construction of the self by new and established authors from the fields of digital media and auto/biography studies, Identity Technologies presents new case studies and fresh theoretical questions emphasizing the methodological challenges inherent in scholarly attempts to account for and analyze the rise of identity technologies. The collection also includes an interview with Lauren Berlant on her use of blogs as research and writing tools.

Tracing The Autobiographical

Author: Marlene Kadar
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889209073
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The essays in Tracing the Autobiographical work with the literatures of several nations to reveal the intersections of broad agendas (for example, national ones) with the personal, the private, and the individual. Attending to ethics, exile, tyranny, and hope, the contributors listen for echoes and murmurs as well as authoritative declarations. They also watch for the appearance of auto/biography in unexpected places, tracing patterns from materials that have been left behind. Many of the essays return to the question of text or traces of text, demonstrating that the language of autobiography, as well as the textualized identities of individual persons, can be traced in multiple media and sometimes unlikely documents, each of which requires close textual examination. These “unlikely documents” include a deportation list, an art exhibit, reality TV, Web sites and chat rooms, architectural spaces, and government memos, as well as the more familiar literary genres—a play, the long poem, or the short story. Interdisciplinary in scope and contemporary in outlook, Tracing the Autobiographical is a welcome addition to autobiography scholarship, focusing on non-traditional genres and on the importance of location and place in life writing. Read the chapter “Gender, Nation, and Self-Narration: Three Generations of Dayan Women in Palestine/Israel” by Bina Freiwald on the Concordia University Library Spectrum Research Repository website.

Mapping The Private Geography

Author: Gerri Reaves
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450688
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This study of autobiographical writing and its reflection of personal and national identity analyzes the different ways in which these authors balance individual American identity with collective identities and reinvent their familial, cultural, and national engenderings. In each of the works discussed, a private geography - a psychological map, a myth, an ideology, or a fiction - is posited, while its author explores claims to the ownership of memory, history, and the self.

Indigenous Biography And Autobiography

Author: Peter Read
Editor: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921536357
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In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy.

The Routledge Auto Biography Studies Reader

Author: Ricia Anne Chansky
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138904767
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The Routledge Auto|Biography Studies Reader collects together key theoretical essays in the field, creating a solid base for any critical study of autobiography, biography, or life writing. Beginning with a foreword by Sidonie Smith and a general introduction to the collection, the book is then divided into three sections--Foundations, Transformations, and Futures--each with its own introduction. Significant themes weave throughout the sections, including canonicity; genre, modality, and interdisciplinarity; reclamation of texts; disability and the contested body; trauma; agency, silence, and voicing; celebrity culture; digital lives; subjects in the margins; postcolonialism; posthumanism; and, ecocriticism. Attention has also been given to a variety of methodological approaches, such as archival research, genealogical study, DNA testing, autoethnography, testimonio, and oral history, among others.

Science Learning Identity

Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Editor: Brill / Sense
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Over the recent years, identity has become one of the most central theoretical concept and topics of scholarship in a number of disciplines, including science education. In this volume, leading science educators articulate in carefully prepared case studies their theoretical perspective on science, learning, and identity. More importantly, the authors of the chapters that in the different parts of the book engage each other in a collaboratively written chapter concerning some of the central issues that have arisen from their individual studies; and in particular they engage each other over the similarities and differences between their approaches. This book, which features detailed case studies of identity as both resource and outcomes of learners in a variety of settings, will be of interest to anyone concerned with learning science in and out-of schools. The book also caters for readers who have wondered about how identity mediates science learning and, simultaneously, how engagement in science-related tasks and activities mediates the emergence and development of identities. The general tenor of all chapters is a cultural-historical and sociocultural framework that is brought to issues of identity, thereby inherently transcending the individual person and linking identity to cultural possibilities.

Biography Identity And The Modern Interior

Author: Penny Sparke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351573632
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Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural historians. Established scholars and emerging researchers shed light on the methodological issues that arise from the use of these sources to explore the history of the interior as a site in which everyday life is experienced and performed, and the ways in which contemporary architects and interior designers draw on personal and collective histories in their practice. Historians and theorists working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions are turning to biography as means of exploring and accounting for social, cultural and material change - and this volume reflects that turn, representing the fields of architectural and design history, social history, literary history, creative writing and design practice. Topics include masters and servants in eighteenth-century English kitchens; the lost interiors of Oscar Wilde's 'House Beautiful'; Elsa Schiaparelli's Surrealist spaces; Jean Genet, outlaws, and the interiors of marginality; and architect Lina Bo Bardi's 'Glass House', S?Paulo, Brazil.

Transculturing Auto Biography

Author: Rosalia Baena
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317970071
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Rosalia Baena’s theoretically challenging, analytical volume of essays, explores the diversity of shapes that transcultural life writing takes, demonstrating how it has become one of the most dynamic and productive literary forms of self-inscription and self-representation. Expanding much of the contemporary criticism on life writing, which tends to centre on content, the essays highlight that reading contemporary forms of life writing from a literary perspective is a rich field of critical intervention that has been overlooked because of recent cultural studies’ concerns with material issues. To read life writing as primarily cultural texts undercuts much of its value as a complex dynamic of cultural production, where aesthetic concerns and the choice and manipulation of form serve as signifying aspects to experiences and subjectivities. This book was previously published as a special issue of Prose Studies.

Reading Autobiography

Author: Sidonie Smith
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816669856
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projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.

In Search Of An Identity

Author: Stella Bordignon
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525560719
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In Search of an Identity: The Autobiography of an Immigrant recounts the story of an Italian immigrant's experience of coming to Canada. Stella Bordignon was born in a small town in Calabria, Italy and following the devastation of World War II, she immigrated as a young teen in the late 1950s with most of her family to Toronto, Canada. The story highlights the difficulties and challenges of learning a new language, finding work and integrating into a new culture. As a young woman, Stella marries, has children and eventually returns to school to become a social worker. She recounts her struggles in balancing family, taking care of her aging mother, and asserting herself through her education and career. All throughout, she recounts stories of not only loss and hardship, but of love and success. This is her story of a tumultuous yet blessed life in which she seeks to understand her identity.

Auto Biography Studies

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Encyclopedia Of Women S Autobiography K Z

Author: Victoria Boynton
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327391
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Women have been writing autobiographical works for centuries, and these texts are a valuable source of information about their lives and times. They reflect the personal experiences of their authors as well as the larger cultural, political, and intellectual contexts in which they lived and wrote. Multicultural in scope and the first work of its kind, this encyclopedia overviews more than 400 years of autobiographical writing by women.

In Search Of Identity

Author: Anwar Sadat
Editor: Harpercollins College Division
ISBN: 9780061320712
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The memoirs of this Egyptian president giving details on conditions in the Middle East during the 1970s.

True Relations

Author: Hofstra University
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313305092
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Examines the state of autobiography in the postmodern world, demonstrating how writers use the experience of fragmentation to forge new kinds of collaborative identities.

Autobiography And Performance

Author: Deirdre Heddon
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137163569
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Autobiography and Performance offers a comprehensive overview of the use of autobiography in performance. Examining the work of key practitioners, Heddon argues that autobiographical performances act as sites of resistance and intervention and uncovers the political potentials and limits that accompany the use of the personal in performance