LINKS
Modern Italy
Journal of Modern Italian Studies
RIVISTA DI STUDI ITALIANI
Anno XXI , n° 1, Giugno 2003 ( Contributi ) pag. 111-118

FINDING HER VOICE AND RETURNING TO THE CENTER:
LA LUNGA VITA DI MARIANNA UCRÍA
PINA PALMA
Southern Connecticut State University,
New Haven, Connecticut
In "Stories of Experience and Narrative Inquiry", Deborah Britzman explains that "voice is meaning that resides in the individual and enables that individual to participate in a community [ ]. Finding the words, speaking for oneself, and
feeling heard by others are all part of this process [ ]. Voice suggests relationship: the individual's relationship to the meaning of her/his experience, to language, and the individual's relationship to the other, since understanding is a social process"1. This assertion, which places "voice"
at the center of all social interactions, brilliantly articulates the daunting isolation in which "voiceless" people live. It also probes fundamental issues with regard to the social interactions among
individuals, community, and politics. More importantly, it underscores the relationship between "voice" and "language", both of which can serve to examine the complexity of discourse on the self-affirmation and self-differentiation of gender.
Registrati e acquista crediti per leggere l'articolo Scarica il File PDF!
   
Oppure acquistalo subito con PayPal