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ERIC Number: EJ1162637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745 -7823
Relationships "de Confianza" and the Organisation of Collective Social Action
Teeters, Leah A.; Jurow, A. Susan
Ethnography and Education, v13 n1 p84-99 2018
This article examines the social and cultural organisation of learning and community change in a largely new immigrant and under-resourced neighbourhood in the US. Situating our investigation within a local social movement for food justice, we use an ethnographic lens to study how learning is made to become consequential across relationships between people, across activities, and contexts. Our four-year ethnographic study highlights how community health workers ("promotoras") build relationships "de confianza" as a tool that mediated new forms of action in the focal neighbourhood. We demonstrate how relationships "de confianza" have laid a foundation to (a) mediate social networks to organise for change and (b) promote solidarity through the response to urgent needs, creating a more holistic model of community health and sustainability. Drawing attention to relational resources foregrounds social actors and their ingenuity, promoting equity-oriented scale-making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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