Reading across Borders

Storytelling and Knowledges of Resistance

  • Authors
  • Shari Stone-Mediatore

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies Series book series (CFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Shari Stone-Mediatore
      Pages 1-13
  3. Hannah Arendt and the Revaluing of Storytelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Shari Stone-Mediatore
      Pages 47-65
    3. Shari Stone-Mediatore
      Pages 67-94
  4. Counter-Narratives and Cross-Border Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Shari Stone-Mediatore
      Pages 97-123
    3. Shari Stone-Mediatore
      Pages 125-159
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-249

About this book


In light of postcolonial and feminist critiques of 'experience' and 'identity', how can feminists engage stories of marginalized peoples' experience in the development of feminist theories and modes of activism that take account of the diversity of women's situations? How can feminists use the powerful tools of storytelling in ways that do not essentialize or objectify marginalized women? Shari Stone-Mediatore brings together the theoretical perspectives of Hannah Arendt and postcolonial theory to develop a 'post-positivist' account of narrative which can form the basis for a progressive feminist politics.


critique experience feminism knowledge Narrative women

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