ERIC Number: ED538984
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Publication Date: 2013
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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).
Descriptors: Youth, African Americans, Altruism, American Studies, Anthropology, Instructional Leadership, Empathy, School Community Relationship, Public Education, Imagination, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethnography, Drama, Poetry, Inquiry, Criticism, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Females, Violence, Singing, Migrants, Males, Psychological Patterns
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