A story of becoming: Entanglement, settler ghosts, and postcolonial counterstories

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dc.contributor.author Fitzpatrick, Esther en
dc.coverage.spatial Cape Town, South Africa en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-15T19:33:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.citation Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies 18(1):43-51 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1532-7086 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41751 en
dc.description.abstract “Ūkaipo,” she tells me. “Your place of contentment.” And there it is—a gift. The gift of a word to story my “belonging” to my place. The gift from my friend, a Māori scholar. The gift of an indigenous Māori word to a Pākehā, the descendent of a colonial New Zealander. I receive this gift as a taonga, a treasure. As a critical autoethnography, this article demonstrates the process of layering the personal story alongside the wider historical and social story, and alongside stories of other peoples, through a Critical Family History. As a strategy of decolonization, the stories are interrogated using critical theory. Cognizant of Smith’s seminal work on decolonizing methodologies, this work illuminates the power dynamics embedded in my family stories and indigenous stories and histories are central to the work. I create a factionalized script drawing on data generated through my critical family history research to provide a coherent story and generate the conditions for deep emotional understandings. en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies en
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dc.title A story of becoming: Entanglement, settler ghosts, and postcolonial counterstories en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1532708617728954 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 43 en
pubs.volume 18 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 51 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 617913 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Learning Development and Professional Practice en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-03-21 en


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