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Title:'Open Houses and Invisible Guests': Issues in the Storying of (Our) Lives
Author:Walker, MelanieISNI
Periodical:Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
Geographic term:South Africa
Education and Training
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.1999.9675762
Abstract:This article describes the results of a research project that focused on the lives of 13 South African university women: how they gained access to universities and how their careers have unfolded, all mapped over a 'grid' of gender, race and class. It concentrates on four overlapping methodological themes emerging from the research approach: life history and the construction of selves; personal experiences as legitimate knowledge; positionality and difference; and the insertion of the researcher into the frame of the research. Using the narrative approach the article reveals how oppressive patterns operate so that they might be reversed/subverted, to produce other accounts and other sites of dis/identification for women academics in South Africa. Bibliogr.