Life writing as intimate publics

Jolly, Margaretta (2011) Life writing as intimate publics. Biography, 34 (1). v-xi. ISSN 01624962

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Abstract

Late modernity has spot-lit intimate relations. Families, feelings and love lives have been opened to public politics through diverse pressures of globalisation, digitisation, the mass media and social movements such as feminism. At the same time, traditional citizenships of public rights and responsibilities find new definition through trauma, consumption, identity and care. As boundaries between public and private multiply, new constituencies of belonging and claim are convened, from Fathers for Justice to flood survivors to Facebook. My introduction and editing of this special issue of Biography begins from the American cultural critic Lauren Berlants term intimate public to explore these new constituencies in relation to life writing and life storying across media, discipline and profession.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Centre for Community Engagement
Depositing User: Margaretta Jolly
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:52
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 13:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22676
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