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Intersectionality: An Arts-Based Approach to Student Awareness

Abstract This study was designed to introduce specific activities/lessons to students in an online university gender and communication course. It was also designed to determine how participants made meaning of and felt about learning about intersectionality of gender and cultural identities, using arts-based data collection. Previous research on the symbolic nature of language, ground-breaking work on intersectionality, and work on arts-based research were instrumental frameworks in guiding this study. Participants were asked to create poems in response to their readings of class materials and vignettes about cultural identity issues that were provided to them. The researcher was able to determine how individuals from disparate cultural backgrounds ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Edmonds, Leonard (Author) / Caterino, Linda (Advisor) / Carlson, David L (Committee member) / Sumner, Carol (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Communication / Gender studies / arts-based / communication / education / gender / intersectionality / online
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 292 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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