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Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities (Suny Series, Negotiating Identity: Discourses, Politics, Processes, and . Discourses, Politics, Processes and Paxes)

Roberts, Kathleen Glenister

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ISBN 10: 0791472183 / ISBN 13: 9780791472187
Published by State University of New York Press, 2008
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Title: Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Drawing from the fields of rhetoric, cultural studies, literature, and folkloristics, Kathleen Glenister Roberts argues that identity and the history of alterity in the West can be understood more clearly through narrative motifs. She provides analyses of these motifs including infanticide, universalism, the Tower of Babel, the warrior Other, the noble savage, entropology, and the trickster. With current intellectual conflict as its subtext, this book posits that identity is always negotiated toward Otherness. Roberts interrogates narrative constructions of Western biases toward non-Western Others, with each chapter addressing a Western historical moment through an exemplary narrative. This process shows that by imagining and objectifying Others, Western cultures were creating their own Selves. In confronting the ethnocentrism of past historical moments, Roberts invites us to recognize it in the present--in a new way. Alterity and Narrative asks that we afford Others the ability to transcend their own ethnocentrism, and therefore avoid well-meaning but naive calls for "cultural sensitivity."

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Kathleen Glenister Roberts is Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and Director of the Communication Ethics Center at Duquesne University.

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