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ERIC Number: EJ845586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Negotiating Shuttling between Transnational Experiences: A De/colonizing Approach to Performance Ethnography
Bhattacharya, Kakali
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n6 p1061-1083 2009
Using several approaches of data collection over a period of 10 months, the author combines participant observations, conversational interviews, photo-elicitations, and various other serendipitous types of information gathering in performative spaces of actions and re-actions, demonstrating the contestatory negotiations of two transnational female Indian graduate students who had been in the United States for no longer than a year. Methodologically, the author explores the role of performance ethnography informed by de/colonizing epistemologies to highlight the possibilities of working within/against/through contestatory discourses. Demonstrating the complexities of human experiences through front- and back-staged one-act plays, the author argues for opening up possibilities of scientific research that investigates the role of social structures of inequality in producing experiences of marginalization. (Contains 2 figures and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States