TITLE

Beyond Speaking as an "As A" and Stating the "Etc.": Engaging a Praxis of Difference

AUTHOR(S)
Moss, Pamela; Matwychuk, Margo L.
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies;2000, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the employment of political practices that are both sensitive and supportive of differences among women and other marginalized groups of people while being effective interpersonally, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The study outlines three important elements in each of the strategies. It explores and subsequently reassess what engaging a praxis of difference entails by working through examples of activists engaged in political organizing and research who have tried to implement difference in their work. The article concludes by linking a praxis of difference to the reconstruction of political spaces. Two strategies underlie their suggestion of engaging a praxis of difference — critical reflexivity and elaborating embeddedness — which have their origins in two practices popular with feminists today — speaking as an "as a" and staging the "etc." One useful way to engage a praxis of difference involves coming to terms with multiple positionings in a wider context.
ACCESSION #
4037007

 

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