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ERIC Number: EJ1113490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
"Con Café, Compañerismo, y Calidad": Latina Women Fashioning a Writing Group into a Space of Praxis and Belonging
Hurtig, Janise
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v10 n4 p215-227 2016
This article explores the spatial practices through which a group of Mexican immigrant women, participants in a school-based writing workshop I facilitated for four years, molded and gave meaning to our weekly writing routine to foster inclusivity as the basis for collective teaching and learning--creating what I refer to as a space of praxis and belonging. Integrating the insights of Latina feminist ethnography with dialectical and dialogical approaches to spatial production, I consider how workshop participants' attention to the material, aesthetic, and affective dimensions of the workshop were central to the creation of a space for writing and discussing stories that respected writers' differences, dignified their life experiences, and encouraged them to consider new ways of envisioning and enacting their lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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