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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Erika
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-10T19:52:30Z
dc.date.available2021-09-10T19:52:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-10
dc.date.submitted2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/24507
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-16329
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explored the question, “How might I, a first-generation white Canadian settler of British and Irish ancestry, navigate difference through reflexive and embodied practices to more intentionally lead with joy in the service of social justice?” As a first-person action research inquiry applying an action learning research methodology, methods included reflexive experiential learning, structured and emergent journal practices, and semistructured dialogues. This study found somatic indicators supported researching which was complex, and embodied leadership in the service of social justice may experiment with a yes-and approach to shift from old to new behaviours. Findings highlighted my interwoven and oscillating learning through moments of joy, difference, and actions toward social justice. Findings included reembodying the whole person; reclaiming my more authentic, wild wisdom; acknowledging white fragility and still acting in allyship; and learning to embody joy. Recommendations for embodied leadership praxis and areas for further study arose from this study. Keywords: action learning research; allyship; embodied leadership; first-person action research; joy; navigating difference; social justice; somatics.en_US
dc.subjectaction learning researchen_US
dc.subjectembodied leadershipen_US
dc.subjectfirst-person action researchen_US
dc.subjectjoyen_US
dc.subjectsocial justiceen_US
dc.subjectsomaticsen_US
dc.titleA commitment to embodying joy in the service of social justice: embodied leadership when exploring differenceen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Leadership
dc.degree.levelMasters
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Leadership Studies


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