This project posits the practice of scrapbooking as an arts-based, performative autoethnographic method of inquiry that allows me to interrogate my experiences teaching a tourism course grounded in critical performative pedagogy. Teaching American Expedition was sublime and, in its sublimity, it resists linear, dispassionate analysis. Choosing an arts-based method of inquiry, such as scrapbooking, opens up possibilities of thinking and understanding beyond the limitations of language, of honoring bodied experiences that are not easily or necessarily speakable, and of exploring how care is enacted in and through the practice of my pedagogy.
Popping-a-Squat and Other Bits of Ephemera: Scrapbooking My Performance of Teacher–Tourist
Sara Dykins Callahan is Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Food Studies in the Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida. Correspondence to: Sara Dykins Callahan, Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies, University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CRP 107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Sara Dykins Callahan; Popping-a-Squat and Other Bits of Ephemera: Scrapbooking My Performance of Teacher–Tourist. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2018; 7 (1): 4–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.1.4
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