Cultural and Social History volume 10, issue 4, P577-597 2013 DOI: 10.2752/147800413x13727009732245 View full text
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Liz Stanley, Andrea Salter, Helen Dampier

Abstract: Focusing on the letters of the South African feminist writer and social theorist Olive Schreiner , this article explores Schreiner's strategic uses of letter-writing as a key tool in her work as a cultural entrepreneur in a number of different social and political contexts. In advocating a microhistory approach which recognizes that macro and micro are interconnected and should be seen as lenses of perspective rather than as separate spheres, we examine various strands of Schreiner's 'cultural project' and co…

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