Title

Cultural Studies and the Politics of Representation: Experience ↔ Subjectivity ↔ Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2009

Keywords

evidence of experience, subjectivity, Joan W. Scott, autoethnography, performative writing, historicizing

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708609337894

Abstract

This essay examines Joan W. Scott’s (1991) essay “The Evidence of Experience” in light of cultural studies scholarship that uses personal, experiential evidence, and/or innovative/critical methodologies. The authors argue that the situated, (inter)subjective, and complex nature of this inquiry conscientiously has brought to life Scott’s call for historicizing experience, rather than blindly using it as foundational, and enthusiastically continues doing so to date. In this way, these critical methods already seek to problematize and complicate experience, even as it is used to talk toward and/ or against cultural norms.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

No

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, v. 9, issue 5, p. 597-607.

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