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Book Title

Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis [Edited by Kristine L. Blair and Lee Nickoson]

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Kristine L. Blair, Lee Nickoson

Description

Relationships have served as a cornerstone to feminist research in community-based research and service learning sites, as feminist scholars have argued for co-constructing knowledges in these sites, while being attentive to the reciprocal nature of these relationships within any context of and for learning (Bayer, Grossman, & Dubois, 2015; Parks & Goldblatt, 2000; Novek, 1999). These relationships are especially crucial when feminists attempt to create real and sustained partnerships through mentoring in their community-based literacy site (DuBois & Karcher, 2005). We stress the value of cultivating sustained relationships, as oftentimes discourses surrounding service learning exhibit a level of engagement that is not sustained and/or does not adequately expose the workings of power and privilege in a systematic way (Deans, 2002). In light of our feminist motivations, we need to continuously create spaces to foreground the value of experience and take seriously the process of cultivating relationships with students in ways that are both ethical and accountable.

ISBN

978-1607328650

Publication Date

10-19-2018

Publisher

University Press of Colorado

City

Boulder, CO

Keywords

community literacy projects, feminism, partnership cultivation

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

First Page

155

Last Page

171

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7593-3874, 0000-0003-1095-4222

DOI

10.37514/PER-B.2018.0056.1.3

Crafting Partnerships: Exploring Student-Led Feminist Strategies for Community Literacy Projects
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