You’re not welcome at my table: racial discourse, conflict and healing at the kitchen table

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Abstract

In this article, we reflect on the need for, and geography of, embodied cross-racial talk in the current political context. We reflect on our 2015 article ‘Kitchen Table Reflexivity: Negotiating Positionality through Everyday Talk’ to question whether we were too optimistic in our advocacy of the kitchen table as a space for racial reconciliation through interracial dialogue. We draw on our own experiences to explore multiple tables at which we may or may not both be present. In conclusion, we encourage everyone to do the hard work of determining which tables are the right ones for them to be present at to have the hard, but necessary, conversations about race and racialization in our contemporary society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Keywords

  • everyday talk
  • positionality
  • racial conflict
  • racial discourse
  • self-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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