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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives, Carolyn Kay Steedman, 1987, England, NONFICTION

"...When Carolyn Steedman grows up and begins to look for reflections of her and her mother's lives in history, theory, and literature, she finds that "the tradition of cultural criticism that has employed working-class lives, and their rare expression in literature, has made solid and concrete the absence of psychological individuality—of subjectivity." Through an in-depth comparison of personal experiences with prevailing political and social science theories on the psychology and attitudes of working-class people, Landscape for a Good Woman challenges an intellectual tradition that denies "its subjects a particular story, a personal history, except when that story illustrates a general thesis."..."

(J.L., p. 332)


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