My intent here is to indicate the potential life writing strategies represent in assaying specific constellations of contemporary subjectivity. Indications of how experiences are gathered and named through specific socialization in particular discourse communities emerge in productive abundance within life writing practices. The particularities of place, gender, ethnic, racial and national affinities are woven into expressive texts that often afford a sense of the contingency and complexity of what otherwise could be essentialized and reduced to demographic and socioeconomic ascriptions of identity.
"Autobiography as a Politics of Metissage: A Pedagogy of Encounter,"
Education and Culture: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol12/iss2/art5