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“A Tangled Skein”: Early Factory Women, Self-Reliance, and Self-Sacrifice

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores how two middle-class women writers shaped early and dramatically different versions of the new female factory worker. The chapter juxtaposes Sarah Savage's 1814 novel, The ... More


‘Mich […] in Variationen […] erzählen’ I: Placing the Author in Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke and Kopfgeburten oder Die Deutschen sterben aus

Rebecca Braun

in Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter makes a bridge between Grass's non-fictional and his fictional self-presentation through close-readings of two quasi-autobiographical pieces, Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke (1972) and ... More


Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why doesn't self-help help? This book puts forward this paradoxical question as it looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products—books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers—is ... More


Covey's Daughter and Her Dilemma

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Stephen R. Covey launches First Things First with a story about his daughter Maria, who had given birth to her third child. Maria loved her new baby, but felt that the duties of motherhood were ... More


Portraits of Modernity: Fashioning Selves in Dakarois Popular Photography

Hudita Nura Mustafa

in Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229488
eISBN:
9780520927292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229488.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the creation and distribution of popular photographic portraiture in Dakar. It shows how bodies and selves, once subjugated within a colonial imaginary, have been reclaimed and ... More


“Like a Structure of Cotton Candy”: Being Oneself as Self-Appropriation

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter systematizes the conception of the self into an “appropriative model” of the self and defends it against various objections and rival positions. This conception of oneself as ... More


Introduction

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book offers an account of the life of James Francis Brown (1793–1868) based on the diary he kept from 1829 to 1866. What ... More


The Work of Memoir

G. Thomas Couser

in Memoir: An Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores why we read memoir differently from fiction. While the memoir and the novel may mirror each other in form, in force they may be quite different. Among the things memoir can do ... More


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