Stories of shame and esteem: women with learning difficulties and the right to tell tales

Stuart, Mary (1999) Stories of shame and esteem: women with learning difficulties and the right to tell tales. Oral History, 27 (2). pp. 42-56. ISSN 0143-0955

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Abstract

This article examines the life stories of two women who lived most of their adult lives in a convent. As well as detailing their lives, the article discusses how these women came to tell their stories and the different narrative genres used by each woman. It examines how changing social policies affected the perceived relevance of their stories and shows how telling tales in not simply an individual process but rather is intrinsically connected with community, status and social history. The article explores the power of early experiences in shaping an individual's sense of esteem or shame, and details the effects of a lifetime of living removed from wider society.

Additional Information:Contexts of remembering
Keywords:Education
Subjects:L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:Professional services > Vice Chancellors Office
ID Code:10674
Deposited On:07 Jul 2013 19:56

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