Helen Porter's Everyday Survival Stories: A Literary Encounter with Feminist Standpoint Theory

  • Danielle Fuller
Keywords: Literary analysis, Porter, Helen, Standpoint theory


This paper offers an analysis of Helen Porter's short story "Mainly Because of the Meat" (1991) as a demonstration of the critical reading strategies that standpoint theories can offer literary critics. Particular use is made of work by Bettina Aptheker and Dorothy E. Smith on women's resistance to the capitalist structures and gendered discourses that constrain them in their everyday lives.
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