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Women Voicing Resistance: Discursive and narrative by Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr,Michelle N. Lafrance

By Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr,Michelle N. Lafrance

Feminist students have tested how ‘dominant discourses’ and ‘master narratives’ often replicate patriarchal impact, thereby distorting and depoliticizing women’s storying in their personal lives. during this groundbreaking quantity a couple of the world over well-known researchers, operating throughout quite a number disciplines, supply an in depth exam of women’s makes an attempt to counter-story their lives while triumphing discourses are unhelpful or, certainly, damaging. As such, it really is an exploration of women’s company and resistance, which highlights the demanding situations and complexities of such discursive work.

The chapters discover women’s resistance throughout quite a lot of studies, together with: intimate accomplice violence, informal intercourse, melancholy, premenstrual switch, disordered consuming, lesbian identification, women’s paintings in male-dominated areas, rape, and baby start. every one bankruptcy combines theoretical analyses with illuminating first-hand money owed, and elaborates sensible implications that offer instructions for person and social change.

Providing an incisive and finished exploration of discourse, oppression and resistance, that cuts throughout domain names of women’s daily lives, Women Voicing Resistance should be of significant curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners within the fields of psychology, gender stories, women’s stories, sociology, and social work.

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