Title: Fabric of counter-narratives: agency and ventriloquism

 

Author: Marianne Wolff Lundholt

 

Address: Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Universitetsparken 1, Kolding 6000, Denmark

 

Journal: European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 2017 Vol.4, No.3/4, pp.316 - 325

 

Abstract: This contribution focuses on the fabric of master and counter-narratives by drawing special attention to CCO theory (Communication as Constitutive of the Organisation), as this has proven to be an important contribution to its theorisation. This contribution seeks to elaborate some of the observations and key terms in order to illustrate their potential as analytical tools, in particular the terms 'agency' and 'ventriloquism'. To unfold some of the counter-mechanisms, the contribution will use examples from the discourse that emerge from what has been referred to as the 'white saviour complex'.

 

Keywords: agency and ventriloquism; communication as constitutive of the organisation; counter-narrative; master narrative.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/EJCCM.2017.10005306

 

Available online 12 Jun 2017

 

 

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