How stories make it:antenarrative, graffiti and dead calves

Hopkinson, Gillian (2015) How stories make it:antenarrative, graffiti and dead calves. In: Untold stories in organisations. Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society . Routledge, London, pp. 285-317. ISBN 9781138790018

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This chapter aims to conceptualise narrative processes and the interaction between antenarratives and also to offer a method to explore this. Graffiti is used as a metaphor to highlight the ideological and interactional character of story and the intentional aspects of storytelling. Graffiti draws attention to what may be told and what must be untold to produce narrative coherence. It also demonstrates the vulnerability of any telling to what is temporarily excluded. This is illustrated through media coverage of two antenarratives about male dairy calves. Extension will allow a more complex understanding of organisations as participants within an unbounded and contested field of antenarratives.

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