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Title:Transgressive Body, Transgressive Scholarship: A Fragmented Life in So Many Acts
Author(s):Moreira, Claudio
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Denzin, Norman K.
Department / Program:Communications
Discipline:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Mass Communications
Abstract:In my dissertation, I aim to continue and expand on Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of Hope," going to/through paths and places he never went. I do not believe in the dichotomies of body and mind, theory and action, knowledge and experience, emotion and reason. I believe that ideas are felt first, and then theorized, or imagined. Using my critical imagination, I attempt to create an auto-ethnographic journey, a path, from my own experiences, contextualized in their historical moments. Mixing my own memories with fieldwork, I create stories that 'unify' the traditions of critical pedagogy, participatory action research, and performance studies to stand as a provocative, radical pedagogy of empowerment for oppressed populations. Through this path, I expose the form/forms of oppression. I create my own pedagogy of resistance and attempt to transform what "knowing" is. It is a path with which others can imagine a utopian space of freedom from oppression; a path that models resistance for other third world scholars and students of color who want to decolonize the academy in the US and beyond. My hope is to create performances of justice that re-envision egalitarian possibilities for the relationships we have with one another.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:252 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86587
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290325
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2007


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