Race and Refugeity: Ethnocinema as Radical Pedagogy

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Harris, Anne (2010) Race and Refugeity: Ethnocinema as Radical Pedagogy. Qualitative Inquiry, 16 (9). pp. 768-777. ISSN 1077-8004 (print) 1552-7565 (online)


This article introduces Cross-Marked: Sudanese Australian Young Women Talk Education, a series of seven short films made collaboratively with Sudanese young women from refugee backgrounds, examining their education experiences in Australia. The author frames this research through the emerging practice of ethnocinema and its relationship with ethnographic documentary. The coparticipants examine the prevailing social conditions for connectedness/disconnectedness in the context of a sometimes-hostile contemporary educational climate, as does the author/researcher through autoethnographic reflections on practice. The films use a “performative ethnography” to disrupt the folds and pleats of conventional stories told of and about the pedagogies of belonging and becoming. The films draw on the informants’ social practices of self to trouble teleological narratives of identity, and they offer a territory of possibilities for learning to “see more critically, think at a more critical level, and to recognise the forces that subtly shape their lives” (Kincheloe & McLaren)

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7218
DOI 10.1177/1077800410374445
Official URL http://qix.sagepub.com/content/16/9/768
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID20223, ethnocinema, Sudanese Australian, young women, education, racism
Citations in Scopus 19 - View on Scopus
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