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Present voices, past and future lives: autobiography and older women

Anna‐Marie Taylor (Lecturer in Adult Continuing Education, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 March 2000


Explores the way that men and women through autobiography have charted the private self. Shows the depiction of life as a voyage or journey to self‐perception. Looks at the value and purpose of using autobiographical accounts and life reviewing in adult educational work especially with older women. Suggests this can be used extremely effectively within this area and provides a number of examples of its usage.



Taylor, A. (2000), "Present voices, past and future lives: autobiography and older women", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 2/3/4, pp. 73-81.




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