Speaker: Professor Paul Nesbitt-Larking (Huron University College, Canada)
Discussant: Professor Jonathan Parker (Bournemouth University)
Date: Monday 23rd May 2016
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: KG03, Kimmeridge House
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Abstract: The stories we tell about our political lives, our personal political narratives, are the outcomes of our encounters with the master narratives of our time and place.
As we encounter significant others, enter into dialogue, and engage in social practice, we construct and reconstruct accounts of ourselves in political relationship with others.
In so doing, we give shape to our political identities. In the light of narrative research data, the paper is an exploration of encounters between personal and master narratives as they relate to three core elements of ideology: The cognitive construction of the political world (perspective); the affective orientation to the political world (pride); and imaginative deconstructions and reconstructions of the political world (possibility).
About the speaker:
Paul Nesbitt-Larking is Professor of Political Science at Huron University College in Canada and Visiting Professor, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK. A scholar in political identities, citizenship, multiculturalism, and political communications, his recent publications include The Political Psychology of Globalization: Muslims in the West (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) as well as numerous academic articles and chapters. He is currently Past President of the International Society of Political Psychology.
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