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Mapping LivesThe Uses of Biography$
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Peter France and William St Clair

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263181

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.001.0001

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Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere

Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere

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(p.302) (p.303) 17 Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere
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Mapping Lives
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Kay Ferres

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0018

This chapter discusses some of the ways biography – including biographers, the reading and uses of biography, and the practices that represent gender – has treated the problem of women's appearances in public life. The author focuses the discussion on questions of reputation and influence.

Keywords:   women's appearances, public life, reputation and influence, biography, representing gender, uses of biography

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