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Studies in Symbolic Interaction

ISBN: 978-0-76231-096-8, eISBN: 978-1-84950-261-0

Publication date: 7 July 2004


This piece is inspired, informed, and indebted to several of Laurel Richardson’s essays, including, “Resisting Resistance Narratives: A Representation for Communication,” “Afterwords: Replay,” “Afterwords: ‘Louisa May’ and Me,” “Speakers Whose Voices Matter,” “Writing Matters,” “Postmodern Social Theory: Representational Practices,” “Poetics, Dramatics, and Transgressive Validity: ‘The Case of the Skipped Line,’” “Educational Birds,” “The Collective Story: Presidential Address, North Central Sociological Association,” and “Afterwords: Sacred Spaces,” all from Fields of Play (1997) and “My Left Hand: Socialization and the Interrupted Life” (2000), “Meta-Jeopardy” (1998a) and “Politics of Location: Where Am I Now?” (1998b), all published in Qualitative Inquiry. This text is a response to Richardson’s (1997) invitation to experiment with form in order to create a “new communal understanding of what constitutes sociological ‘knowledge,’” an understanding that shows, performs (p. 80). My words are an offering, a small portrait of how Richardson’s feminism, both on and off the page, has shaped my understanding of our world and the place of a woman writing in it, of it.


Holman Jones, S. (2004), "FEMINISM ON AND OFF THE PAGE", Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 27), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 55-70.



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