Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading Autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely adopted for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, it is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Reading Autobiography is the most complete assessment of life narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendices: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom projects, and an extensive bibliography.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780816669851. 9780816669868. 9780816673452.
    • Accession Number:
      650307446
    • Accession Number:
      330395
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    • ABNT:
      SMITH, S.; WATSON, J. Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2010. v. 2nd edISBN 9780816669851. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Smith S, Watson J. Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition. Vol 2nd ed. Univ Of Minnesota Press; 2010. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395
    • APA:
      Smith, S., & Watson, J. (2010). Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition: Vol. 2nd ed. Univ Of Minnesota Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Smith, Sidonie, and Julia Watson. 2010. Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition. Vol. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395.
    • Harvard:
      Smith, S. and Watson, J. (2010) Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395 (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Smith, S & Watson, J 2010, Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition, vol 2nd ed, Univ Of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Smith, Sidonie, and Julia Watson. Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition. Vol. 2nd ed, Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2010. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Smith, Sidonie, and Julia Watson. Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition. Vol. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Smith S, Watson J. Reading Autobiography : A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition [Internet]. Vol. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 2010 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=330395