ERIC Number: EJ1111941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Tilley-Lubbs, Gresilda A.
Qualitative Research in Education, v2 n1 p27-37 Feb 2013
In this performance autoethnography, the author explores her positionality (Davies, 2000; Spry, 2001 ) in the Spanish-speaking community, moving from her outsider role as an interpreter at the Health Department to her relationships with some of the women and their families to her current position as the grandmother of a Mexican American grandson. She writes as inquiry (Richardson & St. Pierre, 2005) to interrogate her own positionality/power/privilege and to trouble socially constructed borders. She continues to relate her own family to her birth/heart family in the Spanish-speaking community (Tilley-Lubbs, 201 2, 2011 ). By so doing, she realizes that her hybridity is embodied in her grandson and is bounded by her own body (Min-ha, 201 0). The performance of her own autoethnographic story (Spry, 201 0) presents her as a constant border crosser/straddler who attempts to connect the "autobiographical and personal to the cultural and social" (Ellis, 2004, p. xix).
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Power Structure, Performance, Poetry, Mexican Americans, Grandparents, Grandchildren, Human Body, Cultural Context, Social Environment, Perspective Taking, Cultural Differences, Spanish Speaking, English, Spanish Culture, Social Class, Cultural Awareness
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