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ERIC Number: ED538984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 166
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1208-9
Writings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect. Culture Critique. Volume 7
Weems, Mary E., Ed.
Peter Lang New York
"Writings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect" is a multi-authored, interdisciplinary journey. It continues the work started in Public Education and the Imagination-Intellect (Peter Lang, 2003) by extending the importance of empathy in developing an action-based social consciousness. Mary E. Weems doesn't argue for a specific way of pursuing an empathy connected to mind, body, and spirit: She acknowledges that just as artists work in various media, each with their own process for sharing how they think and feel about a particular topic or moment, each individual may arrive in their own way at a deep, spiritual, close identification with the experiences of the other. "Writings of Healing and Resistance" encompasses a variety of forms: autoethnography, ethnodrama, poetic inquiry, and critical essay, as well as scholars' work in a number of disciplines including communications, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, educational leadership, African American studies, and cultural foundations. This book contains the following: (1) Introduction: Hope, Pedagogy and the Imagination-Intellect (Norman K. Denzin); (2) One Love: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect (Mary E. Weems); (3) A Space for Imagination: The Power of Group Process and Reflective Writing to Cultivate Empathy for Self and Others (Susan V. Iverson); (4) Anarchic Thinking in Acupuncture's Origins: The Body as a Site for Cultivating Imagination-Intellect (Mitra Emad); (5) Call and Response: Writing to Answer the Urge of a Bruised Spirit (Dominique C. Hill); (6) The Kindness of [Medical] Strangers: An Ethnopoetic Account of Embodiment, Empathy, and Engagement (Elyse Pineau); (7) The Poetics of Black Mother-Womanhood (Amira Davis); (8) Stop in the Name of: An Auto/ethnographic Response to Violence against Black Women (Mary E. Weems); (9) A Telephone Call (Norman K. Denzin); (10) Tell It: A Contemporary Chorale for Black Youth Voices (Durrell Callier); (11) Tasseography as a Healing Practice: Education in a Post-Racial Classroom (Akil Houston); (12) What Does It Mean to Be a Nigger in the Academy? (Mary E. Weems); (13) Migrant Stories: Searching for Healing in Autoethnographies of Diaspora (Marcelo Diversi and Claudio Moreira); and (14) In Trouble: Desire, Deleuze, and the Middle-Aged Man (Jonathan Wyatt).
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Language: English
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