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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Annabel
dc.date.available2017-02-08T23:31:02Z
dc.date.copyright1995
dc.identifier.citationCooper, A. (1995). Talking About ‘My Place’/My Place: Feminism, Criticism and the Other’s Autobiography. Southern Review, 28(2).en
dc.identifier.issn0038-4526
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7062
dc.description.abstractA few years ago I edited an autobiography written in 1936 by a working- class New Zealand woman, Mary Lee's The Not So Poor. Setting out on a project of "restoring a voice," allowing the as yet unpublished speech of a member of a largely silenced group to be heard, I nevertheless found that my research and commentary, with its access to research tools and specialised knowledges, undermined the authority of that voice even as it attempted to assert it, delivering not a formerly silenced truth but a problematic and strategic text which negotiated uneasily with more powerful texts of its historical moment. To borrow the formulation Gayatri Spivak uses, "representation" in the politico-legal sense of "speaking for" could rapidly slide into something more like "substitution" (Spivak 275-6). In what follows, therefore, I contest parts of the critical pieces I discuss, but write from a position of complicity rather than out of a claim to purity. Indeed, it is central to the argument of this article that in these matters there is no position of purity, no clean place.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherRMIT University, School of Applied Communicationen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofSouthern Reviewen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;res=IELAPA;dn=960605492en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectSally Morganen_NZ
dc.subjectAboriginalen_NZ
dc.subjectAutobiographyen_NZ
dc.subjectAustraliaen_NZ
dc.titleTalking About 'My Place'/My Place: Feminism, Criticism and the Other's Autobiographyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-02-08T01:26:17Z
otago.schoolSociology, Gender & Social Worken_NZ
otago.relation.issue2en_NZ
otago.relation.volume28en_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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