Finding Voice as a Postparadigmatic Researcher and Biographer: Writing the Self and Writing the Other
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Psychology and Social Science
This is a paper about the delicate and double task of writing the self and writing the other. Specifically, it’s a paper about some of the more surprising and, perhaps, illuminating aspect of that process as I experienced it during the writing of my doctoral thesis. To be even more precise, it’s a paper about how and where I got stuck in the process of writing the self and writing the other and how I came to get unstuck. I'm women's studies academic. My thesis maps the process of finding a feminist activist voice in contemporary Australia. Its primary concern is to explore two dimensions of contemporary feminist praxis: the process of re- storying the self in the light of current feminist understandings of subjectivity and power and the process of becoming collectively activist in the light of current feminist understandings of ways to work with and across sites of difference.