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The Dialogic Self Roxanne J. Fand

The Dialogic Self

Roxanne J. Fand

Published May 30th 2008
ISBN : 9781575910222
Hardcover
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The Dialogic Self addresses the dilemma of the female subject whereby women claim empowerment and the right to authorize themselves, yet so resist the aid of patriarchal authority that in undermining all authority they may deny their own. The key toMoreThe Dialogic Self addresses the dilemma of the female subject whereby women claim empowerment and the right to authorize themselves, yet so resist the aid of patriarchal authority that in undermining all authority they may deny their own. The key to being decisive and creative is to weigh multileveled inner and outer voices pragmatically in response to changing contexts. Analyzing this cross-fertilizing process in the lives and work of Woolf. Lessing, and Atwood yields insights into the benefits and risks of such a self-concept and offers alternatives to feminists, both men and women.