We live in a period of uncertainty characterized by climate change, the rise of populism, mass migration across borders, and severe economic, political and social inequities. To understand how these realities impact ourselves and each other, and what we can do about them, this book creates a third space for scholars, activists and practitioners across disciplines and sectors to engage in dialogues across differences using duoethnography. Through dialogical storytelling, each chapter shares experiences as a site of critical inquiry into the various ‘isms’ that frame inequities (racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, Whiteness, ableism, religion oppression and more). This book is an opening and an invitation to engage in dialogue with/among each other as a means to mobilize in order to dismantle the systems and processes of power and privilege that sustain uncertainty.
Duoethnographic Encounters is an excellent resource in qualitative research and has been designed for courses in: Diversity, Current Issues, Leadership, Multicultural Education, Research Methodology, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Social Justice and Sociology.
Teresa Anne Fowler, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton. Herresearch interests focus on the intersections of White masculinities and sport, specifically men’s ice-hockey,using critical pedagogy, feminist theories, and Bourdieu’s theory of cultural reproduction.
Willow Samara Allen, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Faculty Member in Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria, and a Facilitator in Indigenous cultural safety/anti-Indigenous racism. Her current research investigatesthe subject-making/unmaking of white women, processes of settler-colonial socialization, and antiracist and decolonizing pedagogies and leadership in home and community spaces.