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ERIC Number: EJ929853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Working within and In-Between Frames: An Academic Tourist/Midnight Robber and the Academy
Fournillier, Janice B.
Qualitative Inquiry, v17 n6 p558-567 Jul 2011
Having assumed the role of academic tourist/midnight robber from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, I discover that I have never fully dealt with the emotional aspect of using academic discourses that came out of a Eurocentric frame. Academic habitus, conventions, laws, shame, guilt, and fear of the repercussions because of my dual status inhibit me. In this autoethnographic text, I make a bold move to become vulnerable as I critically explore the social, political, and cultural contexts of a dissertation culture that I experienced. I use methodological tools provided by specifically chosen tour guides, Carnival midnight robber talk, and a "layered account" to move from the outside to the inside and back out again of the experience of using academic discourses in an ethnographic study of Trinidad Carnival. (Contains 9 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago