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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2015; 4296–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2015.4.2.96
Published: 01 June 2015
... an eye” to live in the existential moment. However, The Instant was also the title of a broadsheet Kierkegaard published at the end of his life that directly attacked “Christendom” and the idea of a Christian Nation. Through a layered account using narrative vignettes, I examine how “instants” and...
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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
... believed his tears were real. “I have AIDS,” he muttered through the last remaining deep sighs caused by his crying. 5 I ended up taking HP back to Virginia to be with our family during the last months of his life. My brother always came to me when he felt alone or scared. I put aside my own...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9111–19 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.11
Published: 01 March 2020
... white meritance and white supremacy in communication studies, in the academy, and in everyday life. The racial wealth gap in the United States is heightened by continued structures of white supremacy. As Cecilia Conrad contends, “current disparities in wealth accumulation stem from historical...
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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
... identity as African American women became evident. From our first interviews, our time together began and ended with hugs and smiles. We had immediately become sister-friends. This bond was established through mutual sharing of experiences. I was surprised by their interest in learning about my life. Their...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 913–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... while working full-time as a police officer. Near the end of my doctoral research (communication studies) at Auckland University of Technology, I was fortunate to gain employment as a lecturer (equivalent of “assistant professor” in the US system) of communication at Massey University in 2015. In...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9125–32 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.25
Published: 01 March 2020
... when my assistantship ended and our evening classes began. They sat with pursed lips and shifting eyes as I asked questions about how authors had ignored the able-bodied gaze in their cultural analyses. I was politely told that “not everything is about ability.” This is a luxury of invisible, scholarly...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2020; 9133–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.33
Published: 01 March 2020
... opportunities to more deeply interrogate the rhetorical structures of public life. Put simply, more diversity in the editorial process could have enriched my work, making it more incisive, complex, and valuable to the field. Building upon this reflection, I offer advice by which white scholars can interrogate...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8376–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.76
Published: 01 September 2019
... so not here all at once. Every breath in, so tired, is like my worst smoking day: the cage rattles, The cells swell. How can breathing be so hard Just because of life. Life is breathing. This life of breathing. It begins and it ends, no big sentiment about it really. It may be the only...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8329–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.29
Published: 01 September 2019
...-sized models. Of particular note, the final lingerie model to walk in the show was shaped such that she was voluptuous in her thighs and buttocks, but not her stomach. She walked with confidence, ending the segment as the epitome of plus size embodiment. The crowd cheered in celebration, reinforcing the...
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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; 8244–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.44
Published: 01 June 2019
...Caryn E. Medved I gingerly fold open the browned and stained cover of my mother's 1962 edition of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. The title page rests despondently unattached. Dementia first stole my mother's ability to read and then slowly took her life. I cannot ask her about the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8235–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.35
Published: 01 June 2019
... life support. 6 The process of the appeal was slow, even as numerous lawyers and organizations joined her fight. The waiver was granted at the end of December, and she miraculously made it to California to feel her son's warm, living body, cradle its life, and feel his breath on her body. But only...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8253–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.53
Published: 01 June 2019
... in the dark hold down cowboy hold each other at gunpoint hold ends, twist tightly and knot, leave until dry * hold feet to the fire hold formation hold her peace hold himself together Hold it close to their heart Hold it right there! * hold me down / hold me back Hold my arms around you...
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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
... about migration in their different contexts ranging from indigenous cultures in Alaska to the migrant caravan from South America to hospice and end of life as spaces of migration. The president's argument for the wall is premised on the “perceived” danger that “illegal” immigration from the south...
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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
... Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015,” 2 August 2016, http://www.pewglobal.org/2016/08/02/number-of-refugees-to-europe-surges-to-record-1-3-million-in-2015/ ; Katy Fallon, “Three Years on from Alan [sic] Kurdi's Death and Life Is No Better for Child Refugees in Europe,” Independent , 2 September...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8292–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.92
Published: 01 June 2019
... From Here and There Home to Home Island to Mainland The movements from, across, and through the Hawaiian diaspora, have defined my life. Native Hawaiians … In the gold rush … Settled in California in the 1840s through the 1850s … Migration Diaspora, Hawaiian diaspora...
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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
... outside the White House on 2 February 2018. 1 The demonstrators, who came together under the banner of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), demanded that the green card backlog be cleared forthwith and country-based limits on issuing permanent residency be ended. Krishna Bansal, National Policy and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8172–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.72
Published: 01 March 2019
... student of Zen). And even for those who reach Nirvana, challenges big and small persist (hence, the wonderful book by Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry 1 ). Waves of change continue, testing even the enlightened, until life ends. Loss such as we have experienced is the reason I'm drawn to...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8166–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.66
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Susan Sontag, Aids and Its Metaphors (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1989), 5. 5. Lori A. Roscoe et al., “Beyond Good Intentions and Patient Perceptions: Competing Definitions of Effective Communication in Head and Neck Cancer Care at the End of Life,” Health Communication 28, no. 2...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 811–8 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.1
Published: 01 March 2019
... are as valuable as going to the far ends of the earth, as long as we have the ability to appreciate the opportunity they represent and the eyes to accept the possibility. I think travel is mostly a way of breaking out of your familiar self. 2 What is a migration? What is your migration? Is it...