Considering Counter Narratives: Narrating, Resisting, Making Sense

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Michael G. W. Bamberg, Molly Andrews
John Benjamins Publishing, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 380 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Counternarratives of early maternal influence
7
Blame it on psychology?
27
Response by Molly Andrews
51
Negotiating normality when 1VF fails
61
Reproductive normativity and dealing
83
Response by Karen Throsby
105
Photographic visions and narrative inquiry
113
Photographs and counternarratives
137
Response by Rebecca L Jones
213
Response by Corinne Squire
277
Cultural memory and the challenge of autobiography
289
Discussing nonconscious processes involved
307
Response by Mark Freeman
341
Considering counter narratives
351
Index
373
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Response by Barbara Harrison
159

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Michael Bamberg is Professor of Psychology, Clark University.

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