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Editorial: Dissenting Lives

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Abstract


  • Dissent is most memorable when it is public, explosive, dramatically enacted. Yet

    quiet dissent is no less effective as a methodical unstitching of social and

    political mores, rules and regulations. Success depends, perhaps, less on

    intensity than on determination, and while Margaretta Jolly makes no such

    distinction when she refers to 'persistent dissenters' in her contribl,ltion to this

    collection, much of the writing she examines falls into the latter category.

    Moreover, although many persistent dissenters often gain an iconic status, most

    live dissent in the fabric of their ordinary lives.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Collett, A. & Simoes da Silva, A. (2011). Editorial: Dissenting Lives. Life Writing, 8 (4), 351-359.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84857843109

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1639&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/621

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 351

End Page


  • 359

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14484528.asp

Abstract


  • Dissent is most memorable when it is public, explosive, dramatically enacted. Yet

    quiet dissent is no less effective as a methodical unstitching of social and

    political mores, rules and regulations. Success depends, perhaps, less on

    intensity than on determination, and while Margaretta Jolly makes no such

    distinction when she refers to 'persistent dissenters' in her contribl,ltion to this

    collection, much of the writing she examines falls into the latter category.

    Moreover, although many persistent dissenters often gain an iconic status, most

    live dissent in the fabric of their ordinary lives.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Collett, A. & Simoes da Silva, A. (2011). Editorial: Dissenting Lives. Life Writing, 8 (4), 351-359.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84857843109

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1639&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/621

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 351

End Page


  • 359

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14484528.asp