Date of Award

1-1-2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Quantitative Research Methods

First Advisor

Bruce Uhrmacher

Keywords

Autoethnography, Black feminist thought, Critical arts-based inquiry, Critical race theory, Health equity, Poetic inquiry

Abstract

This dissertation is an autoethnographic poetic illness narrative based on the author's year-long ordeal with unrelenting undertreated chronic pain. The project is grounded in the epistemological tradition of Black Feminist Thought and presented in alignment with the emergent methodological paradigm of critical arts-based inquiry. The purpose of the project is for the author to develop and articulate a radical reflexive praxis within the paradigm of critical arts-based inquiry while demonstrating the value of lived experience as a source of knowledge and poetry as a method of inquiry in revealing subjugated truths about the experiences of marginalized people. The dissertation lives into a tradition of Black Feminist autography, and argues that the tradition offers insights for those seeking to operationalize the tenets of Black Feminist Thought as an intentional illustration of arts-based research.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Myntha Anthym

File size

244 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Social sciences education, African American studies, Epistemology

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