Title

Engaging racial autoethnography as a teaching tool for womanist inquiry

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

10-1-2008

Journal, Book or Conference Title

ANS.Advances in nursing science

NLM Title Abbreviation

Ans Adv Nurs Sci

PubMed ID

19033749

DOI

10.1097/01.ANS.0000341414.03963.fa

Abstract

Racial autobiography, self-narratives on how one learned about the idea of race, has been underutilized as a tool to familiarize and orient students in the process of critical inquiry for nursing research. The aims of this article are to explore how racial autoethnography: (1) repositions students to effect an epistemological change, (2) challenges dominant ideology, and (3) functions as a link between the student and critical theories for use in nursing research. Students engage in and share reflective narrative about a variety of instructional materials used in the course. Reflective narratives are presented in a framework that addresses white racial identity development.

Keywords

African Americans/ethnology, Anthropology, Cultural/education/organization & administration, Attitude of Health Personnel/ethnology, Attitude to Health/ethnology, Autobiography as Topic, Curriculum, Education, Nursing, Graduate/organization & administration, European Continental Ancestry Group/ethnology, Faculty, Nursing, Feminism, Humans, Narration, Nursing Methodology Research/education/organization & administration, Nursing Theory, Philosophy, Nursing, Power (Psychology), Prejudice, Qualitative Research, Research Design, Self Concept, Social Justice, Teaching/organization & administration, Thinking, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in ANS.Advances in nursing science, 31:4 (2008) pp.342-355. DOI:10.1097/01.ANS.0000341414.03963.fa.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1348