Tantear Practices in Popular Education: Reaching for Each Other in the Dark

Tantear Practices in Popular Education: Reaching for Each Other in the Dark <p>Abstract:</p><p>This article draws on María Lugones&apos;s matrix of resistance and <i>tantear</i> practices outlined in <i>Pilgrimages</i> to bring attention to the importance of relational practices in popular education and coalition building. Drawing on ethnographic detail from a popular education project (called "Adelante") that emerged through inspiration from Freirean, Highlander, and feminist frameworks in a predominantly Latinx farm-worker community in California, the author explores how Adelante discussed their praxis in the first six months of their formation. The article focuses on three <i>tantear</i> practices of making time to <i>tantear</i>, making space to <i>tantear</i>, and reflecting on their praxis as moments that both supported and described <i>tantear</i> practices. <i>Tantear</i> is a Spanish verb that Lugones explains as a tactile searching together in the dark; a productive unknowing that allows individuals to make sense of themselves, each other, and their praxis beyond predetermined understandings or fixed visions of the future. A clear vision forward can compress the space and time otherwise needed for complex communication and relies on ontological presuppositions about the self and other that may foreclose transformative possibilities. In turning toward each other and reaching in the darkness of unknowing, agentive possibilities form with and in the making of a coalition.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

Tantear Practices in Popular Education: Reaching for Each Other in the Dark

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Volume 41 (1) – May 19, 2020

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-nebraska-press/tantear-practices-in-popular-education-reaching-for-each-other-in-the-w7tf1sy5oo
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Copyright
Copyright © Frontiers Editorial Collective, Inc
ISSN
1536-0334

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This article draws on María Lugones&apos;s matrix of resistance and <i>tantear</i> practices outlined in <i>Pilgrimages</i> to bring attention to the importance of relational practices in popular education and coalition building. Drawing on ethnographic detail from a popular education project (called "Adelante") that emerged through inspiration from Freirean, Highlander, and feminist frameworks in a predominantly Latinx farm-worker community in California, the author explores how Adelante discussed their praxis in the first six months of their formation. The article focuses on three <i>tantear</i> practices of making time to <i>tantear</i>, making space to <i>tantear</i>, and reflecting on their praxis as moments that both supported and described <i>tantear</i> practices. <i>Tantear</i> is a Spanish verb that Lugones explains as a tactile searching together in the dark; a productive unknowing that allows individuals to make sense of themselves, each other, and their praxis beyond predetermined understandings or fixed visions of the future. A clear vision forward can compress the space and time otherwise needed for complex communication and relies on ontological presuppositions about the self and other that may foreclose transformative possibilities. In turning toward each other and reaching in the darkness of unknowing, agentive possibilities form with and in the making of a coalition.</p>

Journal

Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: May 19, 2020

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off