By Kathleen Glenister Roberts
Drawing from the fields of rhetoric, cultural experiences, literature, and folkloristics, Kathleen Glenister Roberts argues that id and the background of alterity within the West could be understood extra sincerely via narrative motifs. She offers analyses of those motifs together with infanticide, universalism, the Tower of Babel, the warrior different, the noble savage, entropology, and the trickster. With present highbrow clash as its subtext, this ebook posits that id is usually negotiated towards Otherness. Roberts interrogates narrative buildings of Western biases towards non-Western Others, with every one bankruptcy addressing a Western ancient second via an exemplary narrative. This procedure indicates that via imagining and objectifying Others, Western cultures have been developing their very own Selves. In confronting the ethnocentrism of earlier ancient moments, Roberts invitations us to acknowledge it within the present—in a brand new approach. Alterity and Narrative asks that we find the money for Others the facility to go beyond their very own ethnocentrism, and for this reason keep away from well-meaning yet naïve demands “cultural sensitivity.”
“Alterity and Narrative is an effective learn … the tales … are, after all, classics; it's regularly enjoyable to examine them back and in a brand new way.” — magazine of Folklore Research
“Roberts is spectacularly good expert and writes with a masterly yet attractive variety. Her efficient integration of identification and tradition contributes to narrative concept and cultural background either, and guarantees that this publication can be learn seriously.” — Clifford Christians, coeditor of conversation Ethics and common Values
Kathleen Glenister Roberts is Assistant Professor of verbal exchange and Rhetorical stories and Director of the communique Ethics heart at Duquesne University.
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Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities (SUNY series, Negotiating Identity: Discourses, Politics, Processes, and Praxes) by Kathleen Glenister Roberts