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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 118–121.
Published: 01 December 2019
... her Western and Islamic identities. Yet another character is portrayed as unveiled and sensual. Muslimah superheroes exercise agency over their own bodies by contextualizing the ways the veil is worn or not worn. Chapters 3 and 4 each include case studies on two characters that embody the cultural...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (3): 29–45.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of how organizers of FFFWeek navigated competing discourses that influence the perceived identity of their organization, while participating in behaviors that cross societal boundaries by promoting body (and fat) acceptance through the very presence of the event. This ethnographic project examines...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2018
... education. Joshua Iosefo (our son) closes with a collective poem about the reclamation of our faasinomaga (identity). Figure 2. SIR—Fluidity—Spirituality. Artist: Faavagaga, co-created with Fetaui and Jerodeen. Figure 2. SIR—Fluidity—Spirituality. Artist: Faavagaga, co-created with Fetaui and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 123–138.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans, “Understanding Gay Men's Identities through Narratives of Their Erotic and Romantic Relationships” (PhD diss., University of Edinburgh, 2018). 3. Arwa Mahdawi, “What Are the Secrets of the ‘Gay Agenda’—Flag-Waving and Flannel Shirts?” The Guardian , 4 June 2017, https...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 103–113.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans This essay explores gay men's identities as processes of creative-relational construction of the self. I problematize the common sex-centered conception of being gay as “I am gay because I have sex with men.” Bringing together Paul Ricœur's work on identity as autobiography...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (3): 8–28.
Published: 01 September 2019
... my past and lived experiences to interrogate complex intersections of disability, gender, and queerness. This approach contributes to emergent literature examining intersections of queer and disabled identities while using an intersectional lens to examine how privileged identities intersect with...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2014) 3 (4): 366–388.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Amber Johnson My sexual liberation did not occur until well into my twenties, post bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Between the temporal space of my first sexual experience and liberation is a moment of spiritual identity negotiation within an intraracial relationship with vast intercultural...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2013) 2 (3): 229–254.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., privacy, and identity formation, given that narrative is both the origin of individual identity and the reminder of difference. Narrative burden also constitutes the centerpiece of an emerging third space for transracial, transnational adoptees. The study uses autoethnography and qualitative surveys while...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
... oneself to be caught in the double bind between performing whiteness and resisting white supremacy, a tactical form of essentialism recognizes that identity is fluid, yet simultaneously linked materially to lived-empirical experience. By recognizing that the dichotomy can be complementary, the tactical...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2013) 2 (1): 81–108.
Published: 01 May 2013
... with as they construct and enact the roles of good and bad students. Three tensions emerged from students’ focus group discussions of construction and enactment of their student identities: (a) structure and agency, (b) individuation and solidarity, and (c) good-bad student and good-bad person. These...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 53–61.
Published: 01 May 2020
... collectivity. Ultimately, this essay demonstrates how collectivity as a writing practice, political commitment, and identity translates Black feminist and womanist theory into praxis. © 2020 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 35–43.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Courtney E. Cole In this essay, I consider issues of migration and im/mobility through experiences as a qualitative researcher of the aftermath of mass violence. In doing so, I consider how the progression of my scholarship has occurred in tandem with the development of my identity as a mother, and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 46–62.
Published: 01 March 2020
...David F. Purnell Inspired by Dwight Conquergood, who calls on scholars to engage in intimate conversations, I offer an autoethnographic approach to explore the interconnectivity between place attachment, shame culture, and what I refer to as identity suicide through my journey to finding an...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 63–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... qualitative inquiry with participants who share their identities. Using scholarly personal narrative (SNP), our project examines the intricacies of kinship found between women of color researchers and their research participants. More specifically, this article presents narratives of an African American...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2015) 4 (3): 27–50.
Published: 01 September 2015
...L. Hailey Drescher; Suzanne Enck Following H. L. Goodall Jr.'s call to employ narrative ethnography to help re-establish “the centrality of personal experience and identity in the social construction of knowledge,” 1 this essay examines one scholar's efforts to identify with her student, Anna...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 89–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nick J. Sciullo In this essay, I argue that the problem with merit is not that people should not be given what they deserve, but rather that what certain people deserve is devalued in a merit-based system depending on their identity. This means that quite often achievement is not evaluated equally...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 December 2019
... marginalize and diminish our perspectives. Recognizing that academe is disciplined by whiteness, we provide personal reflections as a form of embodied connectivity in an attempt to decolonize communication studies. We use two metaphors—(draw)bridges and islands—to critically (re)imagine identity, difference...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 92–99.
Published: 01 June 2019
... after years of frenetic searching, nostalgic longing, and a quest to find my cultural “center” or “whole” as a Native Hawaiian born and raised off island. I share my own diasporic narratives of identity and belonging as a mainland Hawaiian and how being in the diaspora—in between and in connection to...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 82–91.
Published: 01 June 2019
... and contradictory narratives told simply, as the foundation for strengthening identities and providing dynamic stability. © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 24–34.
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...