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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

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

Kay Ferres

British Academy

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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