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.
Table of Contents
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
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).