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British Women's Autobiographics: A Comprehensive Guide to Research
     

British Women's Autobiographics: A Comprehensive Guide to Research

by Barbara Penny Kanner
 
A comprehensive and versatile source for researchers in a broad range of disciplines, Women in Context is a biographical, analytical, and critical bibliography of narrative autobiographies written by over eight hundred women born in the United Kingdom and British territories from the mid-eighteenth century to mid-twentieth centuries. Each entry provides publication

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A comprehensive and versatile source for researchers in a broad range of disciplines, Women in Context is a biographical, analytical, and critical bibliography of narrative autobiographies written by over eight hundred women born in the United Kingdom and British territories from the mid-eighteenth century to mid-twentieth centuries. Each entry provides publication and catalog information, a brief biographical sketch, an analysis of the topical content, and a critical comment on style, tone, and purpose of the autobiography.

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Kanner (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) considers this a bibliomethodology, with each of the approximately 800 entries consisting of: the author's biographical data, information on the author from her autobiography, content analysis of the autobiography, and the author's place in a sociohistorical context. Commencing in the 1700s with Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge and Charlotte Clarke, actress, playwright, novelist, and cross-dresser, the tour concludes with 20th century activist Mary Whitehouse. Helpful tools include: an introduction on feminist response to literary theory and forces shaping women's self-narrative, Author Index of Twenty-Year Cohorts, Identification Index (of the authors' self-assigned designations), and Guide to Abbreviations and Terminology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780816173464
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
1049
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.64(h) x 2.67(d)

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