Le storie di vita come strategia formativa: una prospettiva di genere

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Life stories as an educational strategy: a gender perspective

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Abstract

If narrative has a performative power, this means that it shapes experience, life stories –which use narration– constitute not only what a life leaves behind itself as an overall unitary design, but also emblematic prefiguration, teachings, that can guide the human subject’s existential path, and they can also be a gift to donate and receive. The formative power of life stories is in fact to reveal the meaning of what would otherwise remain an intolerable sequence of events (Arendt), meaning can support reliable and far-sighted choices. Before becoming a research and training strategy, the life-stories practices characterized every-day domestic narrations with which women have given physiognomy to time and recognition to family and informal relational plots. Taking advantage of this marginal perspective related to dominant thought, women have questioned the official culture attempting a “discourse against hegemony” (hooks) to deconstruct a representation of subjectivity implicitly univocal and oppressive (Butler). Being at the margin means adopting an alternative narrative effort, in a space of radical recognition from which to look, imagine, create new, more just worlds. And not for ourselves only. 
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Life stories as an educational strategy: a gender perspective
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLe donne si raccontano. Autobiografia, genere e formazione del sé
Pages43-56
Number of pages14
Volume2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • donne,
  • education,
  • formazione,
  • ife stories,
  • marginality,
  • marginalità,
  • potere,
  • power,
  • soggettività.
  • storie di vita,
  • subjectivity.
  • women,

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