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Author Richardson, Laurel.

Title Fields of play : constructing an academic life / Laurel Richardson
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [1997]


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 MELB  808.066301 R5232/F  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Forewords: Authority -- The Collective Story -- Forewords: Palimpsest -- Narrative Knowing and Sociological Telling -- Forewords: Something Wonderful -- Value-Constituting Practices, Rhetoric, and Metaphor -- Forewords: Erasure Fights -- Speakers Whose Voices Matter -- The Sea Monster: An Ethnographic Drama -- Afterwords: Coauthoring "The Sea Monster" -- Resisting Resistance Narratives: A Representation for Communication -- Afterwords: Trying Community -- Forewords: Belonging -- Writing Matters -- Forewords: Good Catch -- Trash on the Corner: Ethnics and Ethnography -- Afterwords: Replay -- Forewords: Backhand -- Postmodern Social Theory: Representational Practices -- Afterwords: Left Field -- Louisa May's Story of Her Life -- Afterwords: "Louisa May" and Me -- Forewords: Synchronicity -- The Poetic Representation of Lives -- Forewords: The Truth of Consequences -- Consequences of Poetic Representation: Writing the Other, Rewriting the Self
Poetics, Dramatics, and Transgressive Validity: "The Case of the Skipped Line" -- Afterwords: Families -- Forewords: "... And Feel Most Braced ..." -- Marriage and the Family: Nine Poems -- Afterwords: Sacred Spaces -- Forewords: Speech Lessons -- Educational Birds -- Afterwords: Are You My Alma Mater? -- Vespers
Summary "In a series of traditional and experimental writings, a culmination of ten years of work-in-progress, Laurel Richardson records an intellectual journey, displacing boundaries and creating new ways of reading and writing. Applying the sociological imagination to the writing process, she connects her life to her work."--Back cover
Analysis Authorship
Feminist criticism
Feminist theory
Richardson, Laurel
Sociology Authorship
Women sociologists United States Biography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and indexes
Notes Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Charles Horton Cooley Award, 1998
Subject Richardson, Laurel.
Feminist criticism.
Feminist theory.
Sociology -- Authorship.
Women sociologists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 96016174
ISBN 0813523788 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813523796 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Constructing an academic life