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Writing Lives in Exile: Autobiographies of the Indonesian Left Abroad

Hill, D.T. (2012) Writing Lives in Exile: Autobiographies of the Indonesian Left Abroad. In: Perkins, M., (ed.) Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, pp. 215-237.

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The thirteen essays in this volume come from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, South Africa, and Hawai‘i. With a shared focus on the specific local conditions that influence the ways in which life narratives are told, the authors engage with a variety of academic disciplines, including anthropology, history, media studies, and literature, to challenge claims that life writing is an exclusively Western phenomenon. Addressing the common desire to reflect on lived experience, the authors enlist interdisciplinary perspectives to interrogate the range of cultural forms available for representing and understanding lives.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Copyright: Biographical Research Center
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Notes: Published in association with the Biographical Research Center
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