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ERIC Number: EJ787098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Border Crossing Subjectivities and Research: Through the Prism of Feminists of Color
Coloma, Roland Sintos
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v11 n1 p11-27 Mar 2008
Drawing on my research experiences as a Filipino American historian, this article explores what Michel Foucault calls "subjectification", the dialectial process of self-making and being-made, within the context of ethnic identities and transnational projects. Engaging the work of feminists of color in particular, it outlines three types of subject formations--compartmental, intersectional and constitutive--that foreground the tensions between how I identified myself and how others perceived me. It also explores the dilemma of belonging as an insider/outsider researcher in communities that one affiliates with as well as my emerging recognition of homelessness as a liminal and productive space for self-construction. Ultimately it links and gives voice to three issues that are often treated separately: first, the ways in which subjectivities are shaped by self and others; second, the ways in which race and ethnicity are linked to other axes of difference; and, third, the analytical and methodological insights of undertaking research in communities that one calls home. (Contains 4 figures and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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