REIMAGINING DIALOGUEBASED PRAXIS

Wilson Kwamogi Okello, Stephen John Quaye

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Abstract

This chapter represents the divisions in society caused by patriarchy. It considers how educators might promote the development of progressive, critical masculinities that simultaneously support racial and gender uplifting while disrupting the reproduction of sexism, racism, and homophobia. Intergroup dialogue was created as a way to learn across differences and work to dismantle systems of oppression. Facilitators of intergroup dialogues mirror the identities of the participants in the dialogue. In intergroup dialogue spaces, self-reflexivity and accountability are important concepts as they tie to the identities of facilitators and participants. The praxis should always be preparing one for working in collaboration with women, trans*, and gender-non-conforming people in various organizational and institutional efforts. The work of dismantling patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity is difficult as even men engaged in this work can unwittingly perpetuate the very systems they challenge and seek to destroy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMen and Masculinities
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Foundations and Promising Practices for Supporting College Men’s Development
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages131-146
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000972689
ISBN (Print)9781620369319
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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