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ERIC Number: EJ975075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
The Process of "Reflexion" in Bridging "Testimonios" across Lived Experience
Espino, Michelle M.; Vega, Irene I.; Rendon, Laura I.; Ranero, Jessica J.; Muniz, Marcela M.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v45 n3 p444-459 2012
From Latinas' locations in the margins of academe and society emerges a unique set of challenges complicated by racism, sexism, and classism. One form of resistance to these multiple marginalities involves drawing upon and (re)telling one's lived experience to expose oppression and systemic violence. "Testimonio" is a conceptual and methodological tool that transforms personal narrative into this type of resistance. In this article, the authors employ "testimonio" to document, from an intergenerational perspective, critical consequences and benefits of the academic socialization process for Latina academics. In examining the exchange between and among four established and four emerging Latina scholars, the authors uncovered an innovative methodological technique for bridging "testimonios" across lived experience; this technique is referred to as "reflexion" and enhances the level of knowledge construction that "testimonio" offers in formulating a collective consciousness across generations and social identities, crafting theories about Latina scholars in academe, and demonstrating that lived experience is integral to knowledge creation. (Contains 4 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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