Stories and Portraits of the Self.
by Helena Carvalho Buescu;Joo Ferreira Duarte (9789042023284)

Stories and Portraits of the Self.
 

Helena Carvalho Buescu;Joo Ferreira Duarte


Release Date: 15 December 2007
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 336
Category: Literature & Literary Studies
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042023284
ISBN-10: 9042023287



In contemporary societies "privatization" has long ceased to be just an economic concept; rather, it must increasingly be made to refer to the ongoing shrinking of the public space under the impact of the representation of individual lives and images, which cuts across all discourses, genres and media to become one of the primary means of production of culture. This volume is intended to cover such an historical, social and intellectual ground, where self-representation comes to the fore. Targeting mostly an academic readership but certainly also of interest to the general educated public, it collects a wide range of essays dealing with diverse modes of life writing and portraying from a variety of perspectives and focusing on different historical periods and media. It thus offers itself as a major contribution to a better understanding of the world we live in: its past legacy and present configuration.

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