(Auto)biography as an instrument of research in area of women’s equal rights Cover Image

(Auto)biografia jako materiał w badaniach historii równouprawnienia kobiet. Przyczynek do dyskusji
(Auto)biography as an instrument of research in area of women’s equal rights

Author(s): Maciej Duda
Subject(s): Language studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: men; masculinity; history; (auto)biographies; emancipated men

Summary/Abstract: In the article the mechanism of use of autobiographical and biographical record of Polish men supporting emancipatory movements in the second half of the 19th century and in the early 20th century is analyzed. The author compares different records about biographies of Benedykt Dybowski, Kazimierz Keller-Krazuse, Ludwik Krzywicki and Ignacy Radliński. The analysis shows the way in which men supporting women’s emancipation are described by historians. The historians use – equally – autobiographical records, anecdotes and fictionalized biographies to create a picture of these men and, moreover, they collate it with the ideas included in journalistic texts of these authors. In these disclosed the literature should verify the emancipant views that are officially proclaimed by men. Analysed mechanism of appraising the authors on inconsistency of thesis and their private/family life is based on naive making autobiographical and journalistic records equal.

  • Issue Year: 6/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-37
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish