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Situating oneself in racialized world: Understanding student reactions to Crash through standpoint theory and context-positionality frame

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Etsuko Kinefuchi, Assistant Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Through a thematic analysis of 136 student reactions to the movie Crash, this study examines how individuals situate themselves in terms of race, racism, and race relations in the film and how their racial locations inform this situatedness. We utilize principles of standpoint theories as the theoretical framework for the analysis. We first describe this situatedness in terms of six emergent genres of responses that varied across positionality and contextual focus. Then, we discuss how the patterns of responses may be explained through standpoint theories and conversely how the emergent organizing framework may complement standpoint theories.

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Publication
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 1(1), 70-90
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Race, Racism, Standpoint Theory, Racial Standpoint, Crash