A Love Song to Our Pluriverse: Life Writing as Cosmopolitan Motherwise Text

Erika Hasebe-Ludt

Abstract


This essay examines contemporary notions of cosmopolitanism (Mignolo, 2000; Pinar, 2009) that open up new dialogues between self and other. These dialogues seek to understand and advocate the new realities of life in specific sites where a “cosmo-polis” (Sandercock, 2003) mixing of languages, cultures, races, etc., occurs in ever more complex “mongrel” and innovative ways (Nava, 2007). This paper weaves an intertextual tapestry of different voices, threads of narrative, and poetic prose about questions, insights, and moments of wisdom borne out of being situated in between mixed cultures, epistemologies, and belonging to different local and global communities in and outside the classroom.

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