Kathleen Glenister Roberts " Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities (Suny Series, Negotiating Identity: Discourses, Politics, Processes, and Praxes) "
State University of New York Press | Pages:228 | 2007-09-06 | ISBN- 0791472175 | PDF | 1.5 MB
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.