Songs of Existence: Sons of Freedom Doukhobors Within Time

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dc.contributor.author Berikoff, Ahna
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-23T16:19:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-09T12:22:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-12-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5108
dc.description.abstract The aspiration of this work was a call for justice for the Sons of Freedom Doukhobors - past, present and future. Sharing a Sons of Freedom identity, I worked within heritage; a heritage with deep cultural and spiritual roots that has encountered and responded to injustices through resistance and eventual assimilation into Canadian society. Justice as the primary motivation of this study is contingent upon hospitality or in the same breath deconstruction, derived from the work of Jacques Derrida and John Caputo. Hospitality is the theoretical, ethical and methodological pulse of this study and made possible a collective re-contextualizing of identity. Hospitality is an open and excessive welcome principled upon unconditional inclusion yet faced with an inevitable interplay of exclusion in all inclusion. The parameters of this study situated within the context of a Sons of Freedom heritage determined the welcome - although broad - was also specific and conditional. Working within an ethic of hospitality involved working with others in co-created relational spaces. Being in shared spaces generated memories, stories, songs and perspectives impassioned by sadness, anger, hope, ideas and intentions to sustain and keep identity on the move. The role of researcher and participant, or host and guest, was often disrupted as the roles became interchangeable. The blurred roles fostered spaces of sharing, trust, care and a sense of togetherness that “We are in this together.” Walking-alongside became a creative site for mobilizing counter narratives and critical interpretations to re-represent identity and on-going becoming. Justice, key to deconstruction and to this study, opened up the possibility of claiming identity as opposed to escaping or being burdened with an identity laden with stigma and shame. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Deconstruction en_US
dc.subject Hospitality en_US
dc.subject Reclamation of identity en_US
dc.subject Marginalization en_US
dc.subject Heritage en_US
dc.title Songs of Existence: Sons of Freedom Doukhobors Within Time en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Hoskins, Marie L.
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Berikoff, A., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (2008). The Politics of Difference and Diversity: From young children’s violence to creative power expressions. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 9 (3) en_US
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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Berikoff, A., & Nazaroff, S. (1999). Joyous Children [CD]. Castlegar, BC: West Kootenay ECE Diversity Group. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Bellefeuille, G., McGrath, J., Berikoff, A., & Thompson, B. (2012). A Creative Arts Approach in Teaching and Learning: A Vehicle to Promote Critical Child and Youth Care Praxis. In G. Bellefeuille, D. Jamieson & F. Ricks (Eds.), Standing on the Precipice, 2nd Ed (pp. ) Edmonton: MacEwan Press. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0344 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0998 en_US

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