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Critical Irony, Standpoint Theory, and the Novel

  • Josephine Donovan

Abstract

Ironic perspectives develop when people sense a discontinuity between the official version of events and their own experience of them. When an unofficial, marginalized position becomes agreed on by numbers of people in a group, it gathers strength and provides some countervalence to the dominant perspective. Once members of a group identify their perspective as that of the group, the position approaches that of a political standpoint, a critical point of resistance to oppression.

Keywords

Literary Production Marriage Market Domestic Labor Artistic Production Marginalize Position 
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