Homeplace: unearthing and tracing the oral traditions and subjugated knowledge of a multigenerational woman-centered African American family

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Education
Department Education, Culture & Society
Author Cross, Paulette Theresa
Title Homeplace: unearthing and tracing the oral traditions and subjugated knowledge of a multigenerational woman-centered African American family
Date 2014-05
Description The purpose of my research study was to examine the resistance approaches African American families used to connect members and groups to the historical struggle for equality in the United States. As the researcher, utilizing a bounded case study in -writing lives‖ of my ancestral grandmothers and their homeplaces, I used a collection of intergenerational stories provided by family members, that I believe will be a model for Black families to write about their family histories in the future. The act of writing the lives of my ancestral grandmothers and my family honors the nameless [females] while it encourages other generations to write for self-knowledge, empowerment, and posterity. Thus, the study connects work of the last century about the distinctive cultural practices of African American families that aims to prepare individuals to effectively resist, cope with, and combat White racism to more contemporary issues in the 21st century. In the study, various scholarly arguments exhibit the complexity of the changing dynamics of African American families. I, as educational researcher, bring my research to show practices such as pedagogies of the Black home to reflect cultural paradigms which emphasized cultural solidarity, education for self-reliance in Black communities, and alternative families‘ lifestyles.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject African American family; African American genealogy; African American women; Black family; Black feminism; Black women
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Paulette Theresa Cross 2014
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 2,002,033 Bytes
Identifier etd3/id/2962
ARK ark:/87278/s6v72ss8
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2014-06-09
Date Modified 2017-06-26
ID 196531
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v72ss8
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