From a stranger to a 'one-of-us' ally: a new Confucian approach to community allyship

Li, Wendy, Hung, Meelynd, and Hodgetts, Darrin (2020) From a stranger to a 'one-of-us' ally: a new Confucian approach to community allyship. Qualitative Research in Psychology. (In Press)

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Abstract

Promoting social inclusion and supporting positive outcomes for marginalised groups through allyship has been a persistent feature of community-orientated psychological theories. Central to such works are mutually beneficial relationships between scholarly activists and communities. In considering such collaborations, the relevance of the Confucian concept of Ren (benevolent, human-heartedness) to allyship is clear. This approach features a Chinese form of relationalism, which involves transitions across different levels of interpersonal relations. From this perspective, establishing allyship involves a process whereby scholar activists’ transition from being a stranger to a one-of-us community participant. This transition is exemplified through reflections on a reciprocal collaboration between the first author and the Townsville Chinese Club. In theorising this example of allyship from a Confucian standpoint, we highlight the importance of understanding and enacting cultural nuances for establishing ethical and effective allyship in contemporary multicultural societies.

Item ID: 63406
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1478-0895
Keywords: Allyship, community, Ren , benevolent leadership, Chinese relationalism, Chinese social orientation
Copyright Information: © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 23:45
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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