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The Other Side of Change

The Other Side of Change This work locates within Black feminist traditions a methodology and praxis that effectively engages Black women on the issues surrounding media impact. In the tradition of African Ring Shouts, healing circles provide Black women with the freedom to feel, think, reflect, exercise self-care, and strengthen social and emotional bonds. Far beyond a simply utilitarian purpose of collecting data for this study, healing circles create spaces for Black women to address the impact that symbolic forms of media violence have on their humanity and political voice. In this work, healing is a political path of resistance, a radical spiritual project that constitutes a step in the recovery of self by not only defying the assaults of the dominant culture but also constructing an alternative reality grounded in a discourse of counter-hegemonic knowledge. The power in healing as praxis is a methodology that radical feminist scholars across disciplines can employ to access and produce knowledge. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Departures in Critical Qualitative Research University of California Press

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Publisher
University of California Press
Copyright
© 2023 by The Regents of the University of California
ISSN
2333-9489
eISSN
2333-9497
DOI
10.1525/dcqr.2023.12.2.5
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Abstract

This work locates within Black feminist traditions a methodology and praxis that effectively engages Black women on the issues surrounding media impact. In the tradition of African Ring Shouts, healing circles provide Black women with the freedom to feel, think, reflect, exercise self-care, and strengthen social and emotional bonds. Far beyond a simply utilitarian purpose of collecting data for this study, healing circles create spaces for Black women to address the impact that symbolic forms of media violence have on their humanity and political voice. In this work, healing is a political path of resistance, a radical spiritual project that constitutes a step in the recovery of self by not only defying the assaults of the dominant culture but also constructing an alternative reality grounded in a discourse of counter-hegemonic knowledge. The power in healing as praxis is a methodology that radical feminist scholars across disciplines can employ to access and produce knowledge.

Journal

Departures in Critical Qualitative ResearchUniversity of California Press

Published: Jun 1, 2023

Keywords: Black feminism; Healing circles; Media representations

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