1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Counter-Narratives

Edited By Klarissa Lueg, Marianne Wolff Lundholt Copyright 2021
    494 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    494 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Routledge Handbook of Counter-Narratives is a landmark volume providing students, university lecturers, and practitioners with a comprehensive and structured guide to the major topics and trends of research on counter-narratives. The concept of counter-narratives covers resistance and opposition as told and framed by individuals and social groups. Counter-narratives are stories impacting on social settings that stand opposed to (perceived) dominant and powerful master-narratives. In sum, the contributions in this handbook survey how counter-narratives unfold power to shape and change various fields. Fields investigated in this handbook are organizations and professional settings, issues of education, struggles and concepts of identity and belonging, the political field, as well as literature and ideology. The handbook is framed by a comprehensive introduction as well as a summarizing chapter providing an outlook on future research avenues. Its direct and clear appeal will support university learning and prompt both students and researchers to further investigate the arena of narrative research. 

    Introduction : What Counter-Narratives are. Dimensions and levels of a theory of middle range Klarissa Lueg, Ann Bager, Marianne Lundholt.  
     Part I   1. Towards a Theory of Counter-narratives: Narrative Contestation, Cultural Canonicity, and Tellability      Matti Hyvärinen 2. A Dialogics of Counter-Narratives      Hanna Meretoja 3. Counter-Narratives and Counter-Stories - The Dynamics of Dialectical Dialogical Storytelling         Marita Svane 4. A Counternarrative to the Accepted ‘Kolding Pyramid 9th Wonder of the World’ Narrative with some   Antenarrative Process Inquiries         David Boje 5. Reconsidering Counter-Narratives     Michael Bamberg and Zachary Wipff
     Part II
    6. Applying Foucault’s Tool-Box to The Analysis of Counter-Narratives        Antoinette Fage-Butler 7. Narrative, Discourse, and Sociology of Knowledge. Applying the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) for analyzing (counter-)narratives      Reiner Keller 8. Counter-Narratives as Analytical Strategies: Methodological Implications       Monika Müller and Sanne Frandsen 9. Counter-Narratives in Accounting Research: A Methodological Perspective      Matias Laine & Eija Vinnari 10. Board Games as a New Method for Studying Troubled Family Narratives - Framing Counter-Narratives in Social Design Research   Thomas Markussen & Eva Knutz
     Part III: Counter-narratives, Organizations and Professions
     11. The Story of Us: Counter-Narrativizing Craft Brewery Identity         Trine Susanne Johansen 12. Organizational Storymaking as Narrative-Small-Story Dynamics: A Combination of Organizational Storytelling Theory and Small Story Analysis          Ann Starbæk Bager and Marianne Wolff Lundholt 13. Narratives of Recruitment. Constructions of Policy, Practice And Organizational Identity in a Danish Bank         Lise-Lotte Holmgreen & Jeanne Strunck 14. Temporal Aspects of Counter-Narratives And Professional Identity Formation In The Establishment of A New Hospital Department           Astrid Jensen Schleiter & Jette Ernst 15. Using Counter-Narrative to Defend a Master Narrative. Discursive Struggles Reorganizing the Media Landscape           Hanna Sofia Rehnberg & Maria Grafström
     Part IV: Counter-narratives and Organization
     16. Countering the Master Narrative of “Good Parenting”? Non-Academic Parents’ Stories About Choosing a Secondary School for Their Child       Denise Klinge, Sören Carlson, Lena Kahle 17. Countering the Paradox of Twice Exceptional Students. Counter-narratives of Parenting Children with Both High Ability and Disability           Michelle Ronksley-Pavia & Donna Pendergast
    18. The Use of Counter-narratives in a Social Work Course From a Critical Race Theory Perspective        Maria Avila, Adriana Aldana, Michelle Zaragoza 19. Hegemonic University Tales. Discussing Narrative Positioning Within the Academic Field Between Humboldtian and Managerial Governance        Klarissa Lueg, Angela Graf, Justin J.W. Powell
     Part V: Counter-narratives, Literature and Ideology
     20. Amidst Narratives and Counter-Narratives: A Traveler’s Report      Georgii Prokhorov and Sergei Saveliev: 21. The Mau Mau war counter-narratives          Wafula Yenjela: Restorying Kenya 22. Australian Speculative Indigenous Fiction as Counter-Narrative: Post-Apocalyptic Environments and Indigenous Ancestral Knowledge in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book         Sonja Mausen and Judith Eckenhoff 23. Countering Prescriptive Coherence in Narratives of Illness:Sarah Manguso’s The Two Kinds of Decay and Maria Gerhardt’s Transfer Window         Cindie Aaen Maagaard
     Part VI: Counter-narratives, Belonging and Identities
     24. After Charlottesville: Using Counter-Narrative to Protect a White Heritage Discourse         Borland, Katherine and Amy Shuman 25. “The Big Bang of Chaotic Masculine Disruption”: A Critical Narrative Analysis of the Radical Masculinity Movement’s Counter-Narrative Strategies        Matias Nurminen 26. Othering ind Belonging In Education: Master and Counter-Narratives of Education and Ethnicity        Anke Piekut 27.  The Functions of Master and Counter Narratives in Biographical Interviews: Self-positionings of GermanIranians in Relation to Discourses on Self-Optimization and Migration        Niels Uhlendorf
     Part VII: Counter-narratives and the Political Sphere
    28. Through the Cracks in the Safety Net: Narratives Of Personal Experience Countering The Welfare System In Social Media And Human Interest Journalism      Maria Mäkelä 29. Understanding Food Sovereignty – Exploring Counter-narrative and Foucault’s Geneaology       Thore Prien 30. Counter-narratives of EU Integration. Insights from a Discourse Analytical Comparison of European Referendum Debates      Wolf J. Schünemann 31. Between Convention and Resistance: Counter-narrative Strategies in Political Asylum Claims     Abigail Stepnitz 32. Concluding Remarks: Narrative Processuality and Future Research Avenues for Counter-narrative Studies  Ann Bager, Klarissa Lueg, Marianne Wolff Lundholt 


    Klarissa Lueg, Dr.phil.habil, Associate Professor, is the Head of the Center of Narratological Studies (CNS) at the University of Southern Denmark. She researches themes within narrative inquiry, organization studies, and cultural sociology. She has published in Studies in Higher Education, Innovation, The European Journal of Social Science Research, Academy of Management, Learning and Education, and the Asian Journal of Social Sciences
    Marianne Wolff Lundholt, PhD, is the Head of the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark. She is the co-author of Leadership Communication in Theory and Practice (2019) and Counter-Narratives and Organization (2017).