ERIC Number: EJ950755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Reference Count: 3
A Look Back at "New Voices, New Visions": The View from Here
Brown, Laura S.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v35 n4 p671-675 Dec 2011
In this article, the author looks back at "New Voices, New Visions" (Brown, 1989) which is theory built on the existential and the embodiment of her life. Most directly, the article had to do with how certain kinds of lived experiences, those of lesbians and gay men in the years before 1990, might inform theorizing in psychology. It was a piece written as an outsider, critiquing certain of psychology's epistemic norms. What the author failed to realize then, and what she is coming to understand now, is that the largest epistemic norm that she was subverting had to do with the very source of her theory--illness and loss in her own life.
Descriptors: Social Theories, Homosexuality, Psychology, Voice Disorders, Time Perspective, Social Environment, Social Justice, Experience, Figurative Language, Comparative Analysis
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Education Level: Adult Education
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