By Shirley Neuman
Originally released in 1991. Addressing the ways that the ideology of gender and its social building be certain autobiographical self-representations, the essays right here reflect on a number of women’s works within the mild of the social and old stipulations which enabled their creation. a few study diaries as a female shape and ask concerning the ways that thematic content material corresponding to childbirth can or can't be represented in diaries and public discourse at assorted ancient junctures. Others express the pressures of gender roles and the way they've got resulted in new genres during which self-representation is usually a refraction of the illustration of others. With the instruments of gender thought, 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 company in self-construction.
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Autobiography and Questions of Gender: Volume 6 (Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography) by Shirley Neuman