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ERIC Number: EJ975008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Chicana/Latina "Testimonios": Mapping the Methodological, Pedagogical, and Political
Delgado Bernal, Dolores; Burciaga, Rebeca; Flores Carmona, Judith
Equity & Excellence in Education, v45 n3 p363-372 2012
While the genre of "testimonio" has deep roots in oral cultures and in Latin American human rights struggles, the publication and subsequent adoption of "This Bridge Called My Back" and, more recently, "Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios" by Chicanas and Latinas, have demonstrated the power of "testimonio" as a genre that exposes brutality, disrupts silencing, and builds solidarity among women of color. In this article, the authors map the "testimonio" genre with a focus on the ways in which Chicana/Latina scholars have contributed to and reshaped it. They begin with a discussion of the contours of the genre including its political purpose. The authors then take up both the methodology and pedagogy of "testimonio." Throughout, they discuss how scholars using "testimonio" in this issue have unveiled new approaches to understanding and addressing issues of inequity in the field of education. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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