Knowing Through Improvisational Dance: A Collaborative Autoethnography
Keywords:collaborative autoethnography, arts-based methods, dance-based research, knowledge practices, social justice
This article is a collaborative autoethnographic reflection about two dance-based research projects. Our objectives for the projects were two-fold: to practice knowledge production and mobilization in a way that diverged from dominant traditional Western scholarship, and to re-examine our engagement with the self-injury focus of previous research. With our collaborative meaning making came new dilemmas and unanticipated relationship development. Through dance and collaborative writing, we discovered a vulnerability that could cast doubt on dominant knowledge practices. As a relational praxis, two stories converged to facilitate critically reflexive perspectives and less dominant ways of knowing directed toward social justice.
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Copyright (c) 2017 Trish Van Katwyk, Yukari Seko
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