By Shirley Neuman
Originally released in 1991. Addressing the ways that the ideology of gender and its social building be sure autobiographical self-representations, the essays right here reflect on numerous women’s works within the gentle of the social and old stipulations which enabled their creation. a few learn diaries as a female shape and ask concerning the ways that thematic content material similar to childbirth can or can't be represented in diaries and public discourse at assorted old junctures. Others convey the pressures of gender roles and the way they've got ended in new genres within which self-representation is usually a refraction of the illustration of others. With the instruments of gender idea, the illustration of hermaphroditism, masculinity and male our bodies is analysed and the ways that gender intersects with racial, sexual and sophistication ideologies can also be checked out, in seeing autobiography as a sort of employer in self-construction.
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Autobiography and Questions of Gender: Volume 6 (Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography) by Shirley Neuman