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Response to commentaries on “‘That's very rude, I shouldn't be telling you that’: older women talking about sex”

Jones, Rebecca (2004). Response to commentaries on “‘That's very rude, I shouldn't be telling you that’: older women talking about sex”. In: Bamberg, Michael and Andrews, Molly eds. Considering counter-narratives: narrating, resisting, making sense. Studies in narrative, 169–18 (4). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins, pp. 213–219.

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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2004 John Benjamins B.V.
ISBN: 90-272-2644-X, 978-90-272-2644-0
Keywords: identifying counter-narratives; critical discursive psychology; narrative analysis; discourse analysis
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 3126
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2013 10:56
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