Uisge Beatha: the ebb and flow of four tides

Findlay, Yvonne Stewart and Jones, Janice K. (2014) Uisge Beatha: the ebb and flow of four tides. In: Weaving words: personal and professional transformation through writing as research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom , pp. 37-53. ISBN 978-1-4438-5452-8

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Abstract

Life-stories explore who we are and how others view us, allowing critical insights into the nature of belonging and place, acceptance and othering in the development of a hybrid and postcolonial identity. Drawing upon the seminal works of authoethnographers Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner, the identity and border theories of Homi Bhabha and the phenomenological inquiry of Max Van Manen the authors as migrants, educators and researchers create a 4 dimensional framework across which the trajectory of one researcher's life from foundling child to mature adult is explored.
Interweaving autobiographic narratives, transcripts of oral history, and symbolic representations of displacement and disempowerment from one author's life, the researchers subject that thick data to critical conversations. This critical exploration of narratives of displacement, labelling and othering creates a space out of which counter narratives of agency, resilience and transformation emerge, suggesting the subtlety and power of storytelling and writing for professionals in diasporic and transnational contexts of education.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Multiple copies of print version held in the USQ Library at call no. 302.2244 Wea.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 00:15
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 04:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: autobiography; ethnography; life experiences
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24429

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