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Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Maureen Perkins

Abstract

The thirteen essays in this book come from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, South Africa, and Hawai‘i. With a shared focus on the specific local conditions that influence the ways in which life narratives are told, the book engages with a variety of academic disciplines, including anthropology, history, media studies, and literature, to challenge claims that life writing is an exclusively Western phenomenon. Addressing the common desire to reflect on lived experience, the book enlists interdisciplinary perspectives to interrogate the range of cultural forms available for rep ... More

Keywords: life narratives, life writing, lived experience, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824837303
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maureen Perkins, editor
Curtin University

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