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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Rok 2010 
Tom 8 
Numer 3

Reclaiming the Outsider-Within Space: An Auto-Ethnography

Denise Faifua
University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy

2010 8 (3) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstrakt

This article emerged from a personal need to reconcile the duality of my experience as a person working to raise awareness of equity issues, with that of being a female academic of mixed ethnicity. I discuss the formation of my subject as a developing sociologist, my attraction to the pre-reflexive identities of class, gender and ethnicity, and my struggle with the ambiguous nature of cultural cohesion. I move on to discuss how through conscious ways of knowing it is possible to reflexively act in ways that support substantive change. I argue outsiders-within, i.e. people like myself who grapple with such dual experiences, need not become “hot commodities in social institutions that want the illusion of difference without the difficult effort needed to change power relations” (Collins, 1999:88). Rather, I believe outsiders-within can knowingly achieve small but important substantive changes that lead to future systemic change.

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APA style

Reclaiming the Outsider-Within Space: An Auto-Ethnography. (2010). Reclaiming the Outsider-Within Space: An Auto-Ethnography. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 8(3), 119-132. (Original work published 2010)

MLA style

„Reclaiming The Outsider-Within Space: An Auto-Ethnography”. 2010. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 8, nr 3, 2010, ss. 119-132.

Chicago style

„Reclaiming The Outsider-Within Space: An Auto-Ethnography”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 8, nr 3 (2010): 119-132.