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ERIC Number: EJ1215568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745 -7823
Critical Intercultural Conversations: Using Activity Systems Analysis as a Tool for Educational Ethnography
Siekmann, Sabine; Webster, Joan Parker
Ethnography and Education, v14 n3 p377-393 2019
This paper explores the tensions that exist between the recognition of the importance of ethnicity and culture for individual and group identities without essentilisation, by reframing conceptualisations of multi- and interculturalism. Drawing from our ongoing ethnography conducted with a research community of Alaska Native PhD candidates involved in participatory action research, we examine how situated and multiple positionalities enacted through participation in Engeström's concept of an 'activity system' can: (a) contribute to the 'doing' of ethnography and provide an analytic framework for ethnographic research; and, (b) contribute to understandings of multi- and intercultural education that promote the questioning of hierarchical power structures through dialogue aimed toward equity and social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska
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