ERIC Number: EJ1052184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Ethnography in Charting Paths toward Personal and Social Liberation: Using My Latina Cultural Intuition
Monzó, Lilia D.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v28 n4 p373-393 2015
Drawing on a Chicana feminist epistemology, the author, a Latina immigrant, presents how she used her cultural intuition to engage in a two-year ethnography with Latino immigrant families. She argues that for her engaging in ethnography with her "own community" is an endeavor that calls to the fore her homegrown epistemologies and her positioning as a Latina immigrant. The themes of doing ethnography "en familia," using collective remembering and sense-making, and developing a libratory pedagogy point to an ethnography that strays from traditional, presumed "objective" data sources. Further, she argues that in these contexts of ethnography she was able to reclaim and integrate her various knowledges and identities toward a potential process of liberation.
Descriptors: Ethnography, Feminism, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Epistemology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Traits, Cultural Maintenance, Power Structure, Home Visits
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