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On gaining a cultural identity and 'being white': reflexivity and moments of (dis)connection

Crafter, Sarah (2011). On gaining a cultural identity and 'being white': reflexivity and moments of (dis)connection. Psychology of Women Section Review, 13(2) pp. 13–19.

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This article attempts to unpack the difficulties and insecurities that come with a journey of reflexivity in research. These insecurities may be especially discernable when approaching a community which is perceived as being culturally different from our own. This paper details my own journey of cultural 'discovery' and reflexivity through an interview with three South Asian female Learning Support Assistants. I will use examples from the interview to explore moments of intersubjective (dis)connection. In particular the interview provides the means to express my own moments of understanding about issues of cultural identity, being a white women and the intersectionality of ethnicity, gender and motherhood

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Unknown
ISSN: 1466-3724
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 32412
Depositing User: Sarah Crafter
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 15:49
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 12:13
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