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Description - Subjectivity by Ruth Robbins

Subjectivity is a multiple and complex term; it moves between theoretical or philosophical abstractions and the apparently empirical evidence of lived experience. In Subjectivity, Ruth Robbins examines the diverse factors which shape the self in language. Through readings of autobiographical texts written during the last three centuries, Robbins argues for a concept of subjectivity that takes account of the material world in which selves come into being, and places this psychoanalytic concept in a broader theoretical framework. This book is essential reading for all those studying Autobiography or Autobiographical Writing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333752784
ISBN-10: 0333752783
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ruth Robbins

RUTH ROBBINS is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She is the author of Literary Feminisms and Pater to Forster, 1873-1924, both also in the Palgrave Macmillan Transitions series.

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