Heroes of their own life stories: narrating the female self in the feminist age

Abrams, L. (2019) Heroes of their own life stories: narrating the female self in the feminist age. Cultural and Social History, (doi:10.1080/14780038.2018.1551273) (Early Online Publication)

Abrams, L. (2019) Heroes of their own life stories: narrating the female self in the feminist age. Cultural and Social History, (doi:10.1080/14780038.2018.1551273) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

This article proposes a triple legacy of the expressive culture of the 1960s and 70s. Late twentieth century feminism, discourses of gender equality and the advent of modern confessional culture liberated women’s women’s voices, producing self-realising narratives and a shift in women’s facility to produce authentic ‘reflexive projects of the self’. Drawing on oral history interviews with women born in the 1940s in the United Kingdom, Australia and North America, a new concept for a distinct genre of women’s oral history narrative is advanced– the feminography – in which we hear women owning their voices and the stories those voices tell.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Abrams, Professor Lynn
Authors: Abrams, L.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Cultural and Social History
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1478-0038
ISSN (Online):1478-0046
Published Online:27 February 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Social History Society
First Published:First published in Cultural and Social History 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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