Beyond theoretical sensitivity: The benefits of cultural intuition within qualitative research and freirean generative themes: Four unique perspectives

Janet Rocha, Lluliana Alonso*, Michaela J. López Mares-Tamayo, Elexia Reyes McGovern

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Abstract

To address the benefits of cultural intuition on qualitative inquiry, we highlight four qualitative studies and examine how we, as Chicana scholars, embrace the role cultural intuition plays in our individual studies. In this article, we illustrate how cultural intuition informs our use of Freirean generative themes within our methodological approach. For an in-depth illustration, we each highlight one of the four tenets of cultural intuition and explain how that tenet advises our methodological tools - such as family photographs as archive, student-generated photographs, teacher-generated artifacts, and community archival sources - to create Freirean generative themes with our participants and highlight the wealth present in Communities of Color.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
Pages (from-to)744-764
Number of pages21
JournalQualitative Report
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 25 2016

Keywords

  • Chicana/o educational research
  • Cultural intuition
  • Freirean generative themes
  • Knowledge holders and creators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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