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ERIC Number: EJ770312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Gendered and Racialized Identities and Alliances in the Classroom: Formations in/of Resistive Space
Johnson, Julia R.; Bhatt, Archana J.
Communication Education, v52 n3-4 p230-244 Jan 2003
Challenging the Cartesian dualisms that essentialize difference, this essay offers strategies for building transracial, feminist alliances through pedagogy. The authors argue that resistive classroom spaces should be created in which students and teachers challenge the discourses of domination that structure our understandings of identity and difference. To this end, the authors offer autoethnographic descriptions of their identities and their relationship as scholars-teachers- friends and support these descriptions with a case analysis of how they addressed issues of "race" and gender in an Intercultural Communication classroom. They conclude that building alliances requires theorizing identity as relational, requiring embodied practice and willingness to make "self" vulnerable to an "other," particularly when the "self" is inscribed with privilege and power. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California