TITLE

Bodies Moving, Creating, Being - The Embodied Encounter With Eastern North Carolina Migrant Farmworker Teens

AUTHOR(S)
Royals, Deborah
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper and presentation explores time and space that crosses over and through work with migrant Farmworker teens living in rural North Carolina. Somewhere between a home in Raleigh and the homes of North Carolina Farmworkers, the earth changes color - the earthÂ…like our society collides. This collision begins a performance that belongs to both the world of participant and audience in communities where families live in pitiable conditions, surviving despite all odds - a community where bodies cry, choreograph, resist, accept, press against, acknowledge, hold close, and rupture the anti-immigration rhetoric. This rupture opens a space where opportunity for reflection and epiphany around the human condition, the body and the power of silence - cuts open possibility and experientially performs "change." The paper/presentation concludes with a story about the inter-institutional/community class offering that grew out of this work, its connection to Boalian theory/method and the ways in which theory, ethnography, praxis and community engagement creates shifts critically connected to life, dignity, embodied community participation, choice, solidarity and care for all people. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript
ACCESSION #
44854337

 

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