This article is a response to calls for more first - person accounts from researchers using narrative formats to interpret data. The authors examine the practice of ethnodrama as a means of exploring and analyzing the experiences of a Latina public - school student in a small South Texas coastal town during the 1950s and 1960s as she attempted to negotiate multiple ethnic spaces while resisting traditional behavioral expectations representative of that period. Through coding and synthesizing the participant’s responses, the researchers established theme s on which to base the composition of three dramatic scenes for purposes of data representation. In addition to conveying how the participant overcame challenges she faced as a young Chicana activist, we discuss implications surrounding current thinking on ethnodrama as a cross - cultural endeavor, a creative practice, and a potential emancipatory tool
Arts - based Research, Ethnodrama, Performative Writing
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Gillen, N., & Bhattacharya, K. (2013). Never a Yellow Bird, Always a Blue Bird: Ethnodrama of a Latina Learner’s Educational Experiences in 1950 - 60s South Texas. The Qualitative Report, 18(14), 1-18. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol18/iss14/2