This article will present a compound tool for raising consciousness and nurturing resistance, comprising both cognitive maps and autoethnographies. Termed “autoethnographic mapping” by the authors, this tool has been highly effective in work with a dialogue group of Palestinian and Jewish students in Israel. It has played a central role in uncovering power structures, tracing the details of their concrete embodiment in the individual lives of students. Providing non-standard insights into how continued conflict informs individual lives, this composite tool has changed its practitioners' sense of self and identity. The paper analyzes four instances of autoethnographic mapping, demonstrating the practitioners' unfolding critical reflection on aspects of power in their personal lives and their emerging individual resistance to its dictates. Framed by the college course occasioning extended meetings between students from groups embroiled in political conflict, the process allowed meaningful exchanges and a growing solidarity between participants.
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