Space and Place: Writing encounters self
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- Present different approaches to the writing and performance of self.
- Collectively these articles explore the ways that self (and its obverse other) is fashioned into being in text and in performance.
- In this edition authors share with us the diverse ways that text can become a means to construct different understandings of subjectivity (Richardson and St Pierre 2005: 961).
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Cites background from "Space and Place: Writing encounters..."
...…by Lockheart and Wood, but since then the first two issues of volume 2 have been guest edited by Susan Orr and Claire Hind as a companion to their symposium, Writing Encounters within Performance and Pedagogical Practice, at York St John University (Hind and Orr, 2009; Orr and Hind, 2009)....
"Space and Place: Writing encounters..." refers background in this paper
...In that I didn’t know before I wrote it’ (Richardson 1994: 517)....
...Richardson (1994, 2002) theorizes this conceptualization of writing....
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