Narrating, resisting, making sense
Counter-narratives only make sense in relation to something else, that which they are countering. The very name identifies it as a positional category, in tension with another category. But what is dominant and what is resistant are not, of course, static questions, but rather are forever shifting placements. The discussion of counter-narratives is ultimately a consideration of multiple layers of positioning. The fluidity of these relational categories is what lies at the center of the chapters and commentaries collected in this book. The book comprises six target chapters by leading scholars in the field. Twenty-two commentators discuss these chapters from a number of diverse vantage points, followed by responses from the six original authors. A final chapter by the editor of the book series concludes the book.
[Studies in Narrative, 4] 2004. x, 381 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Introduction to the bookMichael Bamberg and Molly Andrews | p. ix
Opening to the original contributions: Counter-narratives and the power to opposeMolly Andrews | pp. 1–6
Memories of mother: Counter-narratives of early maternal influenceMolly Andrews | pp. 7–26
Blame it on psychology!?Carlos Kölbl | pp. 27–32
Accidental cases: Extending the concept of positioning in narrative studiesCatherine Kohler Riessman | pp. 33–38
Politicising mothers: Counter-narratives of mothering experienceLeigh Coombes and Mandy Morgan | pp. 38–42
Socially organised use of memories of mother in narrative re-construction of problematic pastsKyoko Murakami | pp. 42–50
ResponseMolly Andrews | pp. 51–59
Negotiating “normality” when IVF failsKaren Throsby | pp. 61–82
IVF failure: Reproductive normativity and dealing with disappointmentKeith Tuffin | pp. 83–91
When IVF fails — the success of science and medicineMichele L. Crossley | pp. 91–99
On identifying counter-narratives of failed IVFSusan E. Bell | pp. 100–104
Response: to commentaries on "Negociating Normality: When IVF Fails"Karen Throsby | pp. 105–112
Photographic visions and narrative inquiryBarbara Harrison | pp. 113–136
Photographs and counter-narrativesAlexander Poddiakov | pp. 137–143
Hearing what is shown and seeing what is saidRichard Chalfen | pp. 143–150
Show is tellMichael Rich | pp. 151–158
Response: to commentaries on "Photographic visions and narrative inquiry"Barbara Harrison | pp. 159–168
“That’s very rude, I shouldn’t be telling you that”: Older women talking about sexRebecca L. Jones | pp. 169–189
Narratives as drawn-upon and narratives as occasioned: Challenges in reconciling an emic and etic analysisNeill Korobov | pp. 191–199
“But what’s at stake?” Older women talking about sexualityJill McLean Taylor | pp. 199–205
What discourse analysis reveals about elderly women, sex and the struggle with societal normsJanet Spreckels | pp. 205–212
Response: to commentaries on "'That's very rude, I shouldn't be telling you that': Older women talking about sex"Rebecca L. Jones | pp. 213–219
White trash pride and the exemplary black citizen: Counter-narratives of gender, “race” and the trailer park in contemporary daytime television talk showsCorinne Squire | pp. 221–237
Social identity work in storytelling: Methodological remarksHeiko Hausendorf | pp. 239–244
Talking and acting: Making change and doing developmentJaan Valsiner | pp. 245–256
The context of race in reading narratives on daytime talk showsFern L. Johnson | pp. 256–263
Day-time talk shows as a forum for social critiqueAneta Pavlenko | pp. 263–269
Meta-narratives of cultural experience: Race, class, genderJoanna Thornborrow | pp. 270–275
Response: to commentaries on "White trash pride and the exemplary black citizen"Corinne Squire | pp. 277–287
Charting the narrative unconscious: Cultural memory and the challenge of autobiographyMark Freeman | pp. 289–306
Discussing nonconscious processes involved in autobiographyJames C. Mancuso | pp. 307–317
Constructing the narrative unconsciousJonathan D. Raskin | pp. 317–323
Possible livesJens Brockmeier | pp. 323–333
Working the narrative unconscious: Positioning theory and moral orderMandy Morgan | pp. 333–340
Response: to commentaries on "Charting the narrative unconscious: Cultural memory and the challenge of autobiography"Mark Freeman | pp. 341–349
Considering counter narrativesMichael Bamberg | pp. 351–371
Index | pp. 373–380
“Researchers, teachers or students interested in the subject of counternarratives, narrative analysis, and discursive resistance will find the collection very useful. It is informatively and methodologically fruitful, as well as thought-provoking through fostering debates between authors and commentators.”
Justyna Ziólkowska, University of Opole, in Multilingua Vol. 25, 2006
“This informatively and methodologically fruitful volume is especially valuable for its multifaceted insight and dynamic perspective. The focus constantly shifts from the single steps of the specific contributions to the path they move along, from a situated action to an interactional situation. The unifying and salient issues are interaction and transformation. The unpredicted tripartite organization of the chapters reflects the findings of the essays, which show that narratives and counter-narratives are subsumed to a transformation process, rather than representing two fixed -- and in this case opposite -- categories, or just them. So is the dynamic perspective embedding the making of a research and the researcher's attitude, which is referred to when authors talk about their reading their papers after some time or about their involvement, or else is pointed out through the commentaries and the relevant responses.”
Giampaolo Poletto, University of Pécs, Hungary, on Linguist List 16.2185, 2005
Cited by 163 other publications
Abraham, Stephanie, Beth A. Wassell, Kathryn McGinn Luet & Nancy Vitalone-Racarro
Andersson, Greger, Roland Spjuth & Fredrik Wenell
Asztalos Morell, Ildikó
Morell, Ildikó Asztalos
Barbosa-Corredor, Jose Adriano
Barnes, Melissa, Deborah Moore & Sylvia Christine Almeida
Beetham, Tanya, Lynne Gabriel & Hazel James
Bereswill, Mechthild, Henrike Buhr & Patrik Müller-Behme
Berman, Ruth A.
Bishop, Derron G., Linda Klebe Treviño, Dennis A. Gioia & Glen E. Kreiner
Bitenc, Rebecca A.
2023. Inter-organizational conflict in the participatory web. Translation in Society 2:1 ► pp. 71 ff.
Bruneau, Emile, Daniel Lane & Muniba Saleem
Bryan, Kisha C.
Carriere, Kevin R.
Choi, Minkyung & Jihae Cha
Churchill, Warren N.
Cierpka, Anna, Agnieszka Sternak, Anna Wasiak, Joanna Siudem-Kuna & Natalia Walicka
Cobb, Sara, David Laws & Carlos Sluzki
Coffey, Heather M., Paul G. Fitchett & Abiola A. Farinde
Cohrs, J. Christopher, Özden Melis Uluğ, Lea Stahel & Reşit Kışlıoğlu
Cooper, Ayanna C. & Kisha C. Bryan
Dunlop, William L. & Lawrence J. Walker
Dwyer, Rachael & elke emerald
Elen Deming, M. & Kofi Boone
Espedal, Gry & Oddgeir Synnes
Faccio, Elena, Ludovica Aquili & Michele Rocelli
Feilzer, Martina Y.
Fernando, Weerahannadige Dulini Anuvinda
Ferrari, Michel, Nic M. Weststrate & Anda Petro
Ferrari, Michel, Nic M. Weststrate & Anda Petro
Figueras Bates, Carolina
2018. Evidentiality in illness narratives. Pragmatics and Society 9:3 ► pp. 356 ff.
Giaxoglou, Korina & Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Michael B. Goodman, Susanne Johansen, Trine & Sophie Esmann Andersen
Graffigna, Guendalina, Serena Barello, Chiara Libreri & Claudio A Bosio
Grenier, Amanda M.
Grenier, Robin S. & Kristi Kaeppel
Griffin, Meridith & Cassandra Phoenix
Hansen, Per Krogh
Hansen, Per Krogh & Marianne Wolff Lundholt
Hartlep, Nicholas D. & Daisy Ball
Heath, Robert L. & Damion Waymer
Hedman, E, P Gabre, D Birkhed & M Lepp
Hellesdatter Jacobsen, Gro & Anke Piekut
Hermans, Hubert J. M., Agnieszka Konopka, Annerieke Oosterwegel & Peter Zomer
2021. Narrating organisational identity. Narrative Inquiry
Hyvärinen, Matti, Mari Hatavara & Hanna Rautajoki
2021. Positioning with master and counter-narratives. Narrative Inquiry 31:1 ► pp. 97 ff.
Iandolo, Giuseppe, Laura López-Florit, Paola Venuti, Michelle J.Y. Neoh, Marc H. Bornstein & Gianluca Esposito
Jacobsson, Katarina & Malin Åkerström
Jupp, James C.
Kanfiszer, Lucie, Fran Davies & Suzanne Collins
Kaže, Valters, Gatis Bolinskis & Jevgenijs Kurovs
Kim, Kyu-hyun & Kyung-hee Suh
2021. Formulation questions and responses in Korean TV talk show interactions. In Questioning and Answering Practices across Contexts and Cultures [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 323], ► pp. 193 ff.
Kleymann, Rabea, Manuel Burghardt, Jonathan D. Geiger & Mareike Schumacher
Kowalska, Magdalena & Mariusz Zięba
Lai, Daniel, Lois Presser & Jennifer L. Schally
Lehrer, Joanne S., Nathalie Bigras & Isabelle Laurin
Lucius-Hoene, Gabriele & Carl Eduard Scheidt
Lundholt, Marianne Wolff, Cindie Aaen Maagaard & Anke Piekut
Macnaghten, Phil, Sarah R. Davies & Matthew Kearnes
2015. ‘Performing identity’. Narrative Inquiry 25:2 ► pp. 242 ff.
Martin, Daniela & Colette Daiute
Metselaar, Suzanne, Yolande Voskes, Gerben Meynen & Guy Widdershoven
Mikkelsen, Elisabeth Naima & Didde Maria Humle
Mills, Melinda C & Jonas Sivelä
Morales-Pérez, Soledad, Lluís Garay & Julie Wilson
Morris, Karen, Adam J. Greteman & Nic M. Weststrate
Moss, Sigrun Marie
Moss, Sigrun Marie & Ella Marie Sandbakken
Mülli, Linda Martina
Nentwich, Julia & Patrizia Hoyer
Newvine, Keith, Heather Waymouth & Kathleen A. Hinchman
Oren, Neta, Rafi Nets‐Zehngut & Daniel Bar‐Tal
O’Hallarn, Brendan, Mark Slavich & Betsy Emmons
2017. “Brown eyes are not the same as blue eyes”. Narrative Inquiry 27:2 ► pp. 378 ff.
Piuva, Katarina & Helene Brodin
Poppi, Fabio I. M. & Sveinung Sandberg
2020. A bene placito * . Narrative Inquiry 30:2 ► pp. 294 ff.
Richard A. Posthuma & Nets, Rafi
Prentice, Sheryl & Paul J. Taylor
Rial, Ramiro German Gonzalez & Danilo Silva Guimarås
Rodriguez, Terri L.
Rodriguez, Terri L. & Davi S. Reis
Rogers, Michaela & Anya Ahmed
Rogers, Michaela & Claire brown
Roof, Lisa & Mary B. McVee
Sandberg, Sveinung & Gustavo Fondevila
2017. Tellability, frame and silence. Narrative Inquiry 27:1 ► pp. 24 ff.
Shahar, Eldad, Boaz Hameiri, Daniel Bar-Tal & Amiram Raviv
Shenhav, Shaul R., Tamir Sheafer, Alon Zoizner, Anita van Hoof, Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Yael Rivkah Kaplan & David Nicolas Hopmann
Skoglund, Jeanette & Renee Thørnblad
Smadja, Marie‐Lyne, Dorit Aram, Naama Agmon, Margalit Ziv & Daniel Bar‐Tal
Sools, Anneke & Carmen Schuhmann
Stier, Jonas & Helena Blomberg
Sutter, Christopher, Babita Bhatt & Israr Qureshi
Símonardóttir, Sunna & Ingólfur V. Gíslason
2020. An emergent English-mediated identity and a Chinese variety of WE. Pragmatics and Society 11:1 ► pp. 70 ff.
Tokle, Rikke, Kristin Buvik, Kari Stefansen & Gerd Marie Solstad
Ulmer, Jasmine B.
Van Hove, Geert, Elisabeth De Schauwer, Kathleen Mortier, Sigrid Bosteels, Greetje Desnerck & Jos Van Loon
Vered, Soli, Efrat Ambar, Shai Fuxman, Eman Nahhas Abu Hanna & Daniel Bar-Tal
Ware, Felicity, Mary Breheny & Margaret Forster
Wilson, Julie, Lluís Garay-Tamajon & Soledad Morales-Perez
Yardley, Elizabeth, David Wilson, Diane Kemp & Michael Brookes
Yusuf, Ibrahim Uba, Adamkolo Mohammed Ibrahim & Musa Alhaji Liman
[no author supplied]
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 13 november 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.
Main BIC Subject
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General