ERIC Number: EJ1158471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Stories Lost and Found: Mobilizing Imagination in Literacy Research and Practice
Enciso, Patricia E.
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, v66 n1 p29-52 Nov 2017
As literacy scholars, we continually engage with the ongoing politics of imagination in everyday life across silenced histories and uncertain futures. In this article, I draw on sociocultural theories and philosophies of imagination as well as narrative and global discourse theories to argue that literacy research, in the context of social inequality, depends on our capacity to imagine otherwise and to tell and listen to stories without colonizing what is unknown and unfamiliar. I illustrate the consequences of (im)mobilizing imagination, and the effort to speak and be heard despite inequalities, by telling stories from my family's history and by analyzing youth conarrations of their cross-cultural lives.
Descriptors: Imagination, Correlation, Literacy, Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Pluralism, Social Differences, Family Characteristics, Personal Narratives, Literacy Education, Power Structure, Conferences (Gatherings), Immigrants, Educational Philosophy
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