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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.

Challenging Essentialist Anti-Oppressive Discourse: Uniting against Racism and Sexism
Challenging essentialist anti-oppressive discourse: Uniting against racism and sexism

I have been challenging issues of racism and sexism for more than a decade, since I began counseling men who abuse their female partners.1 During that time, I have worked with Black and White men2 in therapy groups and conducted various antiracism and antisexism workshops in the community. My practice has been significantly influenced by Black women writers who see value in addressing issues of racism and sexism at the same time (Hill Collins, 1990, 1998, 2000; hooks, 1984, 1995, 2004; Jordan, 1998a, 1998b; Lorde, 1984; Richie, 2005). I have also been inspired by those in African American communities who work in the domestic violence field to develop ...

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