In a previous post, I attributed a concept that's presented in Writing the Other to the writer Nisi Shawl. Shawl did not write the book alone; she collaborated with another writer, Cynthia Ward. I should have attributed the concept to both of them. I apologize for my error.
(I actually misremembered the concept as having been attributed specifically to Nisi in the book, but having gone back and reread, I see my memory was faulty.)
Anyway, Writing the Other is an amazing book. I refer to it all the time in my writing and teaching. If anyone hasn't read it, I recommend recommend recommend.
Again, apologies to Ms. Ward.
(This post will be replicated on Alas, A Blog, and my personal livejournal, where the original essay was cross-posted, within the next few days.)