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ERIC Number: EJ929855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Scholarship Revolution
William-White, Lisa
Qualitative Inquiry, v17 n6 p534-542 Jul 2011
Spoken Word, presented here, is an embodiment of critical theory, where discourse centered on the intersections of race, class, identity, lived experiences, and critical consciousness are named, analyzed, and interpreted in critical performance narratives. Merging the social sciences and the humanities--blending narrative, radical performance text, and popular culture, the power of Spoken Word moves qualitative research methodologies forward to include the voices of a new generation of scholars. In reflecting the author's "spoken soul," this piece pushes the boundaries for envisioning the possibilities of "storytelling" as "research", while also expanding the foci of ethnopoetics interpretative potential. In addition, this piece, in form and content, illustrates the possibility of Spoken Word as a radical, "literocratic" research practice for 21st-century scholars--those who wish to demarginalize local and cultural epistemologies. (Contains 49 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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