Creating spaces: Testimonio, impossible knowledge, and academe

Celia Haig-BROWN
2003 International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education  
This article examines what it means to engage seriously with speech and writing events, such as testimonio, articulated by people whose theoretical base lies primarily in experience outside the walls of academe. I argue that we dismiss such unfamiliar scholarship 1 to the detriment of all involved. If we are truly committed to learning, then we must expose ourselves to language forms and cultural norms that are different from those with which we are familiar. We must learn from them how to
more » ... wledge the limits of our analysis and how to find "impossible knowledge" in unaccustomed places.
doi:10.1080/0951839032000086763 fatcat:jbfr2l452vdjror456zouu43du