Narrative spaces between intractability outside the clinic. Academic Article uri icon


  • In this essay, the author reflects on her experience conducting field research outside an abortion clinic amid volatile protests and counterprotests. She identifies moments of convergence in the oppositional groups' narrative explanations for participating in the weekly protests, and contemplates the possibilities for dialogue in these sorts of intractable conflicts. She concludes with reflections on communication scholars' roles in engaging with polarizing health narratives.

published proceedings

  • Health Commun

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Wiederhold, A. M.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Wiederhold, Anna M

publication date

  • August 2014