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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8282–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.82
Published: 01 June 2019
...Sarah Amira de la Garza To repair the injury and stifled agency caused by master narratives of migration stories, I call for narratives that specifically counter storying that reflects the master narrative. This narrative repair acknowledges narrative fatigue, embraces paradoxical tensions of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8224–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.24
Published: 01 June 2019
... border spaces. Through journeys in Penang, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, I turn inward to unpack the multilayered intersections of gender, race, class, nationality, and religion that color my life's journey, shedding light on moments when encounters generate questions about agency, humanity, and identity...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8150–65 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.50
Published: 01 March 2019
... increasingly constricting definition of Indian citizenship, I argue that the “illegal Bangladeshi” is a deeply unstable category, open to misuse and translation by different state actors/agencies. “Stateless” enables us to imagine the precarious existence of the sans papiers as de facto stateless persons and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 7425–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.25
Published: 01 December 2018
...Anne M. Harris This essay creatively evidences the materiality of a story and its ability to migrate and evolve. It does so by critiquing the non-human limitations of binary onto-epistemologies, especially visual/discursive ones. Here stories and words have lives, bodies, and agency and as such...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 734–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.3.4
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jody Thomson; Sheridan Linnell; Cath Laws; Bronwyn Davies In this essay, the four authors explore the material and affective agency of art-making in a collective biography workshop. We work with our memories of the death of someone close to us, through stories, and through making art. Collectively...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6365–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.65
Published: 01 September 2017
... agency for Black girls, providing a “pinkprint” for finding pleasure in their bodies. © 2017 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6398–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.98
Published: 01 September 2017
...Nathan Alexander Moore Charting my personal experiences with Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT), I argue that centering the lived experiences of Black girls and including their creative forms of expression and knowledge production allow for a rearticulation of forms of agency, social power...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6195–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.1.95
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sarah M. Parsloe Writing a diary offers an avenue for healing a damaged sense of Self. Diarists record interactions with Others that both confirm and invalidate. Simultaneously, they exercise agency in framing these interactions. In this essay I explore the dialogic nature of 18 diary entries...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9141–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.41
Published: 01 March 2020
... agency. In theory, tactical essentialism requires us to come to terms with whiteness as a permanent feature of our work environment, recognizing that the values of the institution are predicated on white supremacy, and scholars of color have no choice but to survive and resist. Critical race...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9195–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.95
Published: 01 March 2020
... dismantle public unions and divest from public pensions and health care. For two years, no state-funded agency, including public universities and colleges, received any state resources, throwing many into a manufactured austerity crisis. 5 While these politically driven problems of austerity have been...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9163–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.63
Published: 01 March 2020
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9146–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... against social norms, I continued to run; my interactions and exploits were neither brave nor empowering. I gave up my voice, my agency. The need to tolerate heterosexism on a regular basis by my family and friends affected my perceptions of the spaces/places I occupied. Knowing that I could not...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2016; 5467–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.4.67
Published: 01 December 2016
...Stacy Holman Jones This essay is an experiment in what happens when you read Kathleen's Stewart's ideas about affect and agency together with Sara Ahmed's consideration of queer orientations and the willful subject as they are played out in stories of adoption, motherhood, choices, and desire...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8346–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.46
Published: 01 September 2019
... our work and our lives—at home, in the studio, on the page. Objects are, in Karen Barad's words, agentic in their intra-actions with other forces—human and nonhuman alike. 6 Thus, our project in this collection is not to bestow objects with agency “just like” that of humans—a “thing” we possess...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8364–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.64
Published: 01 September 2019
... roost, and that tiny pinprick of light as the first star brings new life in the growing dark … It might be … it might be … These noticings and the wondering they prompt are to do with agency in relationality. They make redundant those individualized, psychologized notions of agency that...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2015; 4452–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2015.4.4.52
Published: 01 December 2015
...David P. Terry When understood as material artifacts, digital photographs are able to do more than represent other times and other places. Their materiality creates performative possibilities of accident and agency that can be particularly useful during times of mourning. This poetic essay responds...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 828–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.8
Published: 01 June 2019
... Arriving in Greece from Turkey Down 90 Per Cent, Says Border Agency,” Independent , 13 May 2016, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugees-and-migrants-arriving-in-greece-from-turkey-down-90-per-cent-says-border-agency-a7029081.html . 18. See Stephanie Nebehay, “Half as Many Migrants...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2016; 5479–90 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.4.79
Published: 01 December 2016
... Weather Affect Agency Atmosphere Everyday There aren't enough words for the ways the wind moves on my edge of the valley. In the middle of the midwinter night, the wind breathes, billows, sighs, swirls, surges. Unlike water, there is no rhythm or pattern to the wind, just these wild, billowing...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 821–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.1
Published: 01 June 2019
... identity. Taking up this subject in “Paradox and Paraliminality of (Im)Migration,” Sarah Amira de la Garza argues that counterstories are essential to repair the injury and stifled agency caused by mainstream and master narratives of Mexican migration into the United States. Abandoning the idea that...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8273–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.73
Published: 01 June 2019
... telling the agents that Gurumeet is a student. The agents tell the three roommates that Gurumeet is enrolled in a fake university, which makes his presence in the United States illegal. They are warned not to conceal any information from the FBI and to call the agency immediately if they make contact with...