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Title Re-Telling Our Stories : Critical Autoethnographic Narratives / edited by Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs, Silvia Bénard Calva
Published Rotterdam : SensePublishers : Imprint : SensePublishers, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (XXIV, 258 pages :) : online resource
Series Imagination and Praxis, Criticality and Creativity in Education and Educational Research
Imagination and praxis.
Contents Foreword -- About the Cover Artist -- Introduction -- Section 1: Theory of Critical Autoethnography -- Critical Autoethnography and the Vulnerable Self as Researcher -- Section 2: Autoethnography as Pedagogy (Or How It Teaches) -- Our Will to Construct a Horizontal Bridge between Uneven Latitudes -- Naming in My Present the Past Nameless: Violence at School -- Good Intentions Pave the Road to Hierarchy: A Retrospective Autoethnographic Approach -- "Were You There?" Critical Autoethnographic Reflections on the Researcher Participant Relationship -- The Inquisition/Torture of the Tenure Track -- Section 3: Observing the Self as Vulnerable Other -- Henry and Sneaky: Finding Resolution to My Ontological Question about Service -- From Impressionism to Realism: Painting a Conservative Mexican City -- Metamorphosis: A Journey through Grief -- What Remains -- Section 4: Multiculturalism Critical Autoethnography -- An Invisible Immigrant Made Visible -- Never Forget Class Struggle: An Autoethnographic Reflection -- Decolonization of the Self: Reflection and Reflexivity -- Culture Shock: The New Normal -- A Reflective Journey through the Experience of an Au Pair: From a Cultural Exchange Program to Domestic Labour -- Watch What Yuh Sayin': The Power of Language -- Sojourn -- Two Braids -- Reconciling Two Selves in the Same Body
Summary This book presents the collaborative work of two professors, one in Mexico and the other in the United States, and their respective students, participants in a Ph. D. course called "Critical Autoethnography." The chapters emerged from virtual conversations as doctoral students and professors examined the intersections between critical pedagogy and autoethnography. They problematized the cultural and theoretical intersections between the participants in both countries, questioning whether their differences were causes or results of power and privilege. They used dialogue as inquiry to interrogate the theoretical perspectives that framed their prior experiences. They realized that these perspectives reflected their cultures, and that although they often intersected, they diverged at times. The fluidity of the learning experience shaped the chapters that form the book sections, including the theory and the praxis, or exemplars, of performing critical autoethnography. Each author explores personal experiences or events through the lens of critical pedagogy, underscoring the problematization of the cultural and societal context that shaped their actions, in particular as they performed in racial, ethnic, and religious settings that reflected power and privilege. The two professors served as editors and authors, as they engaged in constant iterative peer review and dialogue. Both the Mexican and the United States perspectives are reflected throughout the book, and it is this global perspective that separates this book from others that deal with similar topics
Subject Education.
Form Electronic book
Author Tilley-Lubbs, Gresilda A., editor
Bénard, Silvia, editor
ISBN 9463005676