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ERIC Number: ED500035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1554-5210
Narratives on Longing, Being, and Knowing: Envisioning a Writing Epistemology
Chawla, Devika; Rodriguez, Amardo
International Journal of Progressive Education, v4 n1 2008
In this paper, I problematize the inextricable relationship between how I constitute knowledge and how I articulate knowledge. Through various narrative reflections I explore my own reckoning with dominant ways of articulating knowledge that reinforce ways of constituting knowledge that are inherently strange to me. I also outline my sojourns and departures into and from emergent modes of articulating knowledge such as personal narrative and autoethnography. Even though I acknowledge the emancipator nature of these modes, I show myself in tension with them in terms of their fit with my own geographies and topographies. I conclude with a discussion of a larger project I envision which implicates new modes of articulating knowledge that assume a much larger notion of self and personhood. I argue that a larger notion of self is vital to the making of a more expansive and inclusive definition of knowledge. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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