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Writing Feminist Lives: The Biographical Battles over Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, and Simone de Beauvoir
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.
Number of Authors: 1
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book draws attention to the controversy that surrounds Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, and Simone de Beauvoir’s lives and the important role that their life stories have played in their feminist writing. Directly and indirectly, the four women have contributed to battles over feminism’s meaning through autobiographically informed political writing. Inevitably, therefore, their biographers are also participants in these battles, yet not always on the same side as their subjects. Writing Feminist Lives introduces a further fold of nuance into considerations of biography and feminism by showing that the biographers of the four women have made methodological choices that reflect their loyalty to, or their scepticism towards, competing ideological definitions of the exemplary feminist life. 

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New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. , 239 p.
Breaking Feminist Waves
Keyword [en]
gender studies, feminism, 20th century literature, biography
National Category
Humanities Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60697DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47178-5ISBN: 978-3-319-47177-8 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-47178-5 (print)OAI: diva2:1049876
Available from: 2016-11-25 Created: 2016-11-25 Last updated: 2016-11-30Bibliographically approved

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