Considering Counter-Narratives

Narrating, resisting, making sense

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| Clark University
| University of East London
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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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the book
Michael Bamberg and Molly Andrews
ix
Opening to the original contributions: Counter-narratives and the power to oppose
Molly Andrews
1–6
Memories of mother: Counter-narratives of early maternal influence
Molly Andrews
7–26
Commentaries
Blame it on psychology!?
Carlos Kölbl
27–32
Accidental cases: Extending the concept of positioning in narrative studies
Catherine Kohler Riessman
33–38
Politicising mothers: Counter-narratives of mothering experience
Leigh Coombes and Mandy Morgan
38–42
Socially organised use of memories of mother in narrative re-construction of problematic pasts
Kyoko Murakami
42–50
Response
Molly Andrews
51–59
Negotiating “normality” when IVF fails
Karen Throsby
61–82
Commentaries
IVF failure: Reproductive normativity and dealing with disappointment
Keith Tuffin
83–91
When IVF fails — the success of science and medicine
Michele L. Crossley
91–99
On identifying counter-narratives of failed IVF
Susan E. Bell
100–104
Response: to commentaries on "Negociating Normality: When IVF Fails"
Karen Throsby
105–112
Photographic visions and narrative inquiry
Barbara Harrison
113–136
Commentaries
Photographs and counter-narratives
Alexander Poddiakov
137–143
Hearing what is shown and seeing what is said
Richard Chalfen
143–150
Show is tell
Michael Rich
151–158
Response: to commentaries on "Photographic visions and narrative inquiry"
Barbara Harrison
159–168
“That’s very rude, I shouldn’t be telling you that”: Older women talking about sex
Rebecca L. Jones
169–189
Commentaries
Narratives as drawn-upon and narratives as occasioned: Challenges in reconciling an emic and etic analysis
Neill Korobov
191–199
“But what’s at stake?” Older women talking about sexuality
Jill McLean Taylor
199–205
What discourse analysis reveals about elderly women, sex and the struggle with societal norms
Janet Spreckels
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
213–219
White trash pride and the exemplary black citizen: Counter-narratives of gender, “race” and the trailer park in contemporary daytime television talk shows
Corinne Squire
221–237
Commentaries
Social identity work in storytelling: Methodological remarks
Heiko Hausendorf
239–244
Talking and acting: Making change and doing development
Jaan Valsiner
245–256
The context of race in reading narratives on daytime talk shows
Fern L. Johnson
256–263
Day-time talk shows as a forum for social critique
Aneta Pavlenko
263–269
Meta-narratives of cultural experience: Race, class, gender
Joanna Thornborrow
270–275
Response: to commentaries on "White trash pride and the exemplary black citizen"
Corinne Squire
277–287
Charting the narrative unconscious: Cultural memory and the challenge of autobiography
Mark Freeman
289–306
Commentaries
Discussing nonconscious processes involved in autobiography
James C. Mancuso
307–317
Constructing the narrative unconscious
Jonathan D. Raskin
317–323
Possible lives
Jens Brockmeier
323–333
Working the narrative unconscious: Positioning theory and moral order
Mandy Morgan
333–340
Response: to commentaries on "Charting the narrative unconscious: Cultural memory and the challenge of autobiography"
Mark Freeman
341–349
Considering counter narratives
Michael Bamberg
351–371
Index
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.”
“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.”
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