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dc.contributor.authorKeddell, Emily
dc.identifier.citationKeddell, E. (2009). Narrative as Identity: Postmodernism, Multiple Ethnicities, and Narrative Practice Approaches in Social Work. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 18(3), 221–241. doi:10.1080/15313200903070973en
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses the experiences of those who claim more than one ethnic identity to highlight the shortcomings of cultural competence models that presume neat, bounded cultural translation from one generation to the next. Such conceptualizations of ethnic identity tend to pathologize those who embrace multiple ethnic identities, best understood as the improvisation of changeable narratives. This article uses examples from a qualitative study of people with one Samoan and one Pakeha (white) parent in Aotearoa/New Zealand, to explore the particularities of the social and political context on identity constructions. It discusses the utility of postmodern, narrative practice approaches, proposing that such approaches are best able to empower people who hold multiple ethnic identities.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Worken_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectpost modernismen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural competenceen_NZ
dc.subjectmultiple ethnicityen_NZ
dc.subjectmixed raceen_NZ
dc.subjectethnic identityen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial work practiceen_NZ
dc.titleNarrative as Identity: Postmodernism, Multiple Ethnicities, and Narrative Practice Approaches in Social Worken_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright © 2009 Routledgeen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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