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A graphic <b>deconstruction</b> of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutra...
Published: 01 December 2019
A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral, but is infused with notions of standardization, standing in sharp contrast to diversity and difference. Image created and provided by author. A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral More
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 47–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
...A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral, but is infused with notions of standardization, standing in sharp contrast to diversity and difference. Image created and provided by author. A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 16–22.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Priya Kapoor Provincializing whiteness—this deconstructing move lays bare the absolute power of racial supremacy that faculty of color housed in communication studies and other departments have faced in US academia. Yet, acts of racial supremacy reveal how provincial that way of thinking is. There...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 72–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
... accumulated faux wealth and material possessions, beneath the dead metaphors 18 hiding the organic power of living language. When our bodies and minds are prepared to be present with authentic expression, conscious of our triggers so we can describe and deconstruct them rather than avoid, villainize, and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 156–162.
Published: 01 December 2018
... performing and active entity reflexively audiencing form and content that “engages critical memory.” 5 Critical in the sense that one does not simply draw on memory, but rather, deconstructs and reconstructs the various (dis)connections that trigger affective memory and response to the original...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (3): 4–26.
Published: 01 September 2018
... deeply within its flesh. Unwinding the wired assumptions, expectations, and shackles of others in deconstructing and deconstricting “it” releases “her,” in a movement both backwards, closer to who and what she was before he died, and forwards, to what she might now become. The hangman's noose from which...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (3): 27–52.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to die and that the only story I could create to describe my feelings was a not-so-eloquent sequence of uppercase letters: F-U-C-K T-H-I-S. And that's all I had for the first draft of my chaos narrative. FUCK THIS. So, instead of deconstructing FUCK THIS, on 7 February 2017, I wrote a hurried...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 June 2018
... challenged and changed, there is a growing mood of frustration and despair. We feel we are constantly deconstructing and laying the groundwork for alternatives without making the interventions in how folks live daily that are needed if our society is to be utterly changed. 6 It is a struggle because...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (2): 8–28.
Published: 01 June 2018
... human social engagement. And “maybe it's not too late” as a mantra for many to explore the pained intersections of the academic, personal, and political. To use the diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary academic toolkits to deconstruct the role of our personal experiences (accomplishments and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (4): 23–46.
Published: 01 December 2017
... between the hospital's purpose and its codified practices actualizes the deconstructive force that Spivak ascribes to the critique from within. 65 As Jackson and Mazzei articulate, “Plugging in to produce something new is a constant, continuous process of making and unmaking.” 22 From a...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (3): 50–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... examined and located in ethnographic fieldwork. 8 After engaging a host of whiteness research grounded in ethnography, Mayer argues that “perhaps, then, the question for media audience scholars is not how to articulate whiteness but where to locate articulations of whiteness for their deconstruction...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (3): 98–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... tenet to the work of SOLHOT is cultivating and exploring the collective vulnerabilities of Black girlhood and those who engage with Black girls. These vulnerabilities are often excavated and deconstructed through the artistic praxis of SOLHOT. The first activity in which I participated during my time as...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (2): 101–103.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the experience of others than the one who created it.” 1 We require the consummation of others’ responses to realize fully-formed aesthetic contributions. 2 Carless regrets our tendency in academic culture to respond to such formative moments with “critique and deconstruction.” He hopes we...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (2): 104–111.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., deconstructed, or entirely dismantled in the name of “rigorous, critical scholarship.” Some might argue this is an unproblematic and reasonable—even necessary—practice in scientific paradigms where distance, neutrality, and objectivity are considered desirable; where (supposedly) there is a clear separation of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (2): 92–97.
Published: 01 June 2017
... faced by military personnel and locals, while not identical, are systemically linked. The performance literalizes the possibility that we must be concerned about both. Kristen E. Okamoto's contribution insists, in fact, on this simultaneity. Okamoto deftly deconstructs nationalism and the way...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 108–115.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... While my initial “add and stir” moment was compelled by a patronizing portion of liberal guilt, black feminist thought (BFT) soon became a passion. 6 The more I read, the more I became convinced of its rightness —epistemological deconstruction of the matrices of oppression, the centrality of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 126–132.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ways of being a black feminist activist. Currently deconstructing and challenging this myth of black women as superhuman, or “de mules uh de world,” 5 is the foundation of my scholar–activism. The strong black woman is one of several controlling images discussed by Collins, Tamara Beauboeuf...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2016
...,” and the radical reconstitution and deconstruction of hegemonic logics. Indeed, black women's trans bodies, like the sex workers on Merchant Street Janet Mock describes in Redefining Realness , are “bodies that [a]re radical in their mere existence in this misogynistic, transphobic, elitist world...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ‘supposed’ to have.” Working against this misconception, Scott positions self-care and caring about the health and well-being of black women as elemental to black feminism. Imperative to black feminist theorizing, she models how to deconstruct self and cultural expectations that black women should...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 133–144.
Published: 01 September 2016
... within false binaries of either deconstruction or reconstruction. Black women typically had to do both, and works that draw upon both identifying problems and solving problems are especially timely. For example, Ashley Patterson, Valerie Kinloch, Tanja Burkhard, Ryann Randall, and Arianna Howard perform...