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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 33–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Michael J. Steudeman In this essay, prompted by the disciplinary debate over #CommunicationSoWhite in summer 2019, I reflect on my past publications in Rhetoric & Public Affairs to identify how structures of whiteness influenced the shape and acceptance of my publications. Drawing upon my self...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 50–56.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mohan J. Dutta This affective/sensorial performance, woven through with interlocking poetic and narrative expressions, voices the visceral wounds of racism that form the infrastructures of communication studies. It grapples with the merit games that make up White hegemony, seeking to render visible...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 106–111.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., letters, and public posts to a discipline-specific listserv (CRTNET) emerged from many of the DS, as well as a vast array of scholars within the discipline. In this essay, I revisit John T. Warren and Kathy Hytten's “faces of whiteness” and propose a fifth problematic face of whiteness that I argue is...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 35–40.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Lionnell Smith In this essay, I discuss the overwhelming presence of whiteness within communication studies and its effects on Black/African American communication scholarship. This autoethnography reveals a juxtaposition of my initial experience with the National Communication Association and its...
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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 (2019) 8 (4): 3–9.
Published: 01 December 2019
... pervades communication studies. In fact, the discipline has long had a racism problem, silenced by overarching structures that deploy the language of civility to erase conversations that call out this problem. This special issue, “Merit, Whiteness, and Privilege,” focuses on the racial, ideological, and...
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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 (2018) 7 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 June 2018
... continue to inscribe racialized power relations in school curriculum and pedagogy, and that have done so throughout my experiences as a child–student and an adult–teacher. Drawing from Albert Memmi's “colonizer who refuses,” my dwam demonstrates critical awakening as a white teacher through six scenes that...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2013) 2 (4): 411–433.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Satoshi Toyosaki Whiteness studies has become a popular topic for many critical intercultural communication researchers and pedagogues. Since my encounter with whiteness studies, I have been struggling with a practice of whiteness pedagogy. As a nonwhite pedagogue, I often experience dissonance in...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Julie-Ann Scott In this essay, I autoethnographically map my experience of pursuing and then denouncing the “religion” of merit into which I was indoctrinated in my white, second-generation immigrant household. I argue that my disabled body is marked as visible through medical discourse that...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... minister of New Zealand, whom my university (Massey University) is named after. The white Professor Emeritus, who I have never met, took it upon himself to email me, a Māori [Indigenous] junior faculty member, and chastise me for presenting my archival research to other faculty members. The Professor...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 64–68.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ronald L. Jackson, II; Ashley McDonald The immense set of sociopolitical privileges that insulate and protect white people teaches them in sometimes implicit ways that not only are they better than people of color, but also that racial others are subordinate. Despite how ridiculous this presumption...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 112–117.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Benjamin R. Bates In this essay, I draw on personal and institutional experiences to argue that, rather than false listening, and rather than speaking, white liberals need to engage in a more careful form of listening. I argue that we (by we, I mean, explicitly, white liberals) need to attend to...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 100–105.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas The road a predominantly white institution (PWI) takes to maximize diversity, inclusion, and equity can be fraught with challenges. One midsize institution learned through an assessment of its campus climate that its institutional practices and arrangements impeded...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 94–99.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Joquina M. Reed; Ashley Noel Mack Whiteness structures intimacy and belonging in institutional life. In this essay, we unpack how meritocracy relies on exclusionary networks of belonging structured by Whiteness. We argue that meritocracy can be displaced through a recentering of radical intimacy...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2015) 4 (4): 8–32.
Published: 01 December 2015
... United States. Specifically, as an embodied storyteller, I reflect upon my personal stories as a biracial Korean American woman and investigate the instabilities of racial identities, the taken-for-granted racial understandings, and racism and white privilege in America. Notes 1. Danielle M. Stern...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 187–191.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Boy,” I take us through a day on social media and the news cycle after a Black boy has been murdered by police officers. The poem illuminates dangerous social media responses centered in whiteness post-Black death in the United States. In the essay, I explicate my process for writing this performance...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Kathryn Joan Leslie The scenes in this reflection explore the ways my white, queer, nonbinary body navigates a professional association from the margins under the influence of white supremacy. I confess to shadow feelings of self-importance that continuously creep up as I engage in anti-racist work...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Antonio Tomas De La Garza Scholars of color in white majority universities inhabit a zone of alterity, which forces them to make strategic choices about how they perform. Tactical essentialism is an alternative to the dichotomous ideologies of static and fluid ontologies. Rather than allowing...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 20–24.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Marina Levina This essay examines how, in the academy, the language of merit is used to discipline and conform bodies to the standards set up to uphold conditions that benefiting whiteness. Therefore, the violence of merit is one of the ways whiteness reasserts itself. © 2020 by the Regents of...