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The Story of Sexual IdentityNarrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course$
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Phillip L. Hammack and Bertram J. Cohler

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.001.0001

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Narrative Identity Construction of Black Youth for Social Change

Narrative Identity Construction of Black Youth for Social Change

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(p.131) 6 Narrative Identity Construction of Black Youth for Social Change
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The Story of Sexual Identity
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Mollie V. Blackburn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0006

This chapter begins by discussing how narratives, and counternarratives in particular, function in both emotive and ethico-political ways. It considers the narrative resources upon which a teller draws, such as coherence, multiplicity, and variability. It then examines scholarship on analyzing repeated telling before moving to one particular individual's repeated tellings of her narrative, which is analyzed in terms of functions, factors, and resources. The chapter argues that when narratives that function both emotively and ethico-politically are repeated in different contexts, for different audiences, and with different intents, the tellers have opportunities to draw on multiplicity and variability as they move from incoherence to coherence, and thus they have great potential to work for social change.

Keywords:   Blacks, homosexuality, multiplicity, counternarratives, narratives, multiple identities

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