GMAT voc – 10 Words

methodology

the techniques followed in a particular discipline

Current feminist theory, in validating women’s own stories of their experience, has encouraged scholars of women’s history to view the use of women’s oral narratives as the methodology, next to the use of women’s written autobiography, that brings historians closest to the “reality” of women’s lives.
oral

using speech rather than writing

Current feminist theory, in validating women’s own stories of their experience, has encouraged scholars of women’s history to view the use of women’s oral narratives as the methodology, next to the use of women’s written autobiography, that brings historians closest to the “reality” of women’s lives.
pivotal

being of crucial importance

Thus a woman who views the Second World War as pivotal in increasing the social acceptance of women’s paid work outside the home may reach that conclusion partly and unwittingly because of wartime rhetoric encouraging a positive view of women’s participation in such work.
feminist

a supporter of equal rights for women

Current feminist theory, in validating women’s own stories of their experience, has encouraged scholars of women’s history to view the use of women’s oral narratives as the methodology, next to the use of women’s written autobiography, that brings historians closest to the “reality” of women’s lives.
continuity

uninterrupted connection or union

Such narratives, unlike most standard histories, represent experience from the perspective of women, affi rm the importance of women’s contributions, and furnish present‐day women with historical continuity that is essential to their identity, individually and collectively.
rhetoric

study of the technique for using language effectively

The political rhetoric of a particular era, for example, may infl uence women’s interpretations of the signifi cance of theirexperience.
unaware

not having or showing knowledge or understanding

Moreover, the stories people tell toexplain themselves are shaped by narrative devices and storytelling conventions, as well as by other cultural and historical factors, in ways that the storytellers may be unaware of.
disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

Oral narratives are no more likely than are written narratives to provide a disinterested commentary on events or people.
autobiography

a book or account of your own life

Current feminist theory, in validating women’s own stories of their experience, has encouraged scholars of women’s history to view the use of women’s oral narratives as the methodology, next to the use of women’s written autobiography, that brings historians closest to the “reality” of women’s lives.
participation

the act of sharing in the activities of a group

Thus a woman who views the Second World War as pivotal in increasing the social acceptance of women’s paid work outside the home may reach that conclusion partly and unwittingly because of wartime rhetoric encouraging a positive view of women’s participation in such work.

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