Fashioning Lives

Author: Eric Darnell Pritchard
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809335558
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Winner, Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship from CCCC, 2018 Winner, Advancement of Knowledge Award from CCCC, 2018 Winner, Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on Community Writing, 2017 Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy analyzes the life stories of sixty Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people along with archival documents, literature, and film. Author Eric Darnell Pritchard provides a theoretical framework for studying the literacy work of Black LGBTQ people, who do not fit into the traditional categories imposed on their language practices and identities. Examining the myriad ways literacy is used to inflict harm, Pritchard discusses how these harmful events prompt Black LGBTQ people to ensure their own survival by repurposing literacy through literacy performances fueled by accountability to self and communal love towards social and political change, a process the author calls “restorative literacies.” Pritchard highlights restorative literacies in literacy institutions (e.g., libraries, schools), historical records repositories, religious and spiritual spaces, parties, community events, activist organizations, and digital spheres. This trailblazing study draws connections between race and queerness in literacy, composition, and rhetoric and provides the basis for a sustainable dialogue on their intersections in the discipline.

Fashioning Lives

Author: Eric Darnell Pritchard
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809335541
Release Date: 2016-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A. Research Participant Reference Chart -- B. Interview Script -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author

African American Literacies

Author: Elaine Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134492275
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

African-American Literacies is a personal, public and political exploration of the problems faced by student writers from the African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) culture. Drawing on personal experience, Elaine Richardson provides a compelling account of the language and literacy practices of African-American students. The book analyses the problems encountered by the teachers of AAVE speakers, and offers African American centred theories and pedagogical methods of addressing these problems. Richardson builds on recent research to argue that teachers need not only to recognise the value and importance of African-American culture, but also to use African-American English when teaching AAVE speakers standard English. African-American Literacies offers a holistic and culturally relevant approach to literacy education, and is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the literacy practices of African-American students.

Traces of a Stream

Author: Jacqueline Jones Royster
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822972115
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"A showcase for nineteenth-century African American women, and particularly elite women, as a group of writers who are currently underrepresented in rhetorical scholarship."--cover.

Community Action and Organizational Change

Author: Brenton D. Faber
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809324369
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Blending Faber's firsthand experiences in the study and implementation of change with theoretical discussions of identity, agency, structure, and resistance within contexts of change, Community Action and Organizational Change is among the first such communications studies to profile a scholar who is also a full participant in the projects. Drawing on theories of Michael Foucault, Anthony Giddens, and Pierre Bourdieu, Faber notes that in contexts of change, the usual oppositions between structure and agency, complicity and resistance, even fiction and nonfiction no longer hold. Instead, change takes place in the realm of narrative, in the stories people tell.

Voices of the Self

Author: Keith Gilyard
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814322255
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Drama

An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.

Reading Is My Window

Author: Megan Sweeney
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 080789835X
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading. Although penal officials have sometimes endorsed reading as a means to control prisoners, Sweeney illuminates the resourceful ways in which prisoners educate and empower themselves through reading. Given the scarcity of counseling and education in prisons, women use books to make meaning from their experiences, to gain guidance and support, to experiment with new ways of being, and to maintain connections with the world.

The Struggle and the Tools

Author: Ellen Cushman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079143981X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Explores the daily lives of a group of inner city residents, focusing particularly upon their language use and other types of literate strategies used to gain resources, access to social institutions, and respect.

The Border Crossed Us

Author: Josue David Cisneros
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817318123
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: History

The Border Crossed Us explores efforts to restrict and expand notions of US citizenship as they relate specifically to the US-Mexico border and Latina/o identity. Borders and citizenship go hand in hand. Borders define a nation as a territorial entity and create the parameters for national belonging. But the relationship between borders and citizenship breeds perpetual anxiety over the purported sanctity of the border, the security of a nation, and the integrity of civic identity. In The Border Crossed Us, Josue David Cisneros addresses these themes as they relate to the US-Mexico border, arguing that issues ranging from the Mexican-American War of 1846–1848 to contemporary debates about Latina/o immigration and border security are negotiated rhetorically through public discourse. He explores these rhetorical battles through case studies of specific Latina/o struggles for civil rights and citizenship, including debates about Mexican American citizenship in the 1849 California Constitutional Convention, 1960s Chicana/o civil rights movements, and modern-day immigrant activism. Cisneros posits that borders—both geographic and civic—have crossed and recrossed Latina/o communities throughout history (the book’s title derives from the popular activist chant, “We didn’t cross the border; the border crossed us!”) and that Latina/os in the United States have long contributed to, struggled with, and sought to cross or challenge the borders of belonging, including race, culture, language, and gender. The Border Crossed Us illuminates the enduring significance and evolution of US borders and citizenship, and provides programmatic and theoretical suggestions for the continued study of these critical issues.

Teaching Queer

Author: Stacey Waite
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822982777
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Queer looks closely at student writing, transcripts of class discussions, and teaching practices in first-year writing courses to articulate queer theories of literacy and writing instruction, while also considering the embodied actuality of being a queer teacher. Rather than positioning queerness as connected only to queer texts or queer teachers/students (as much work on queer pedagogy has done since the 1990s), this book offers writing and teaching as already queer practices, and contends that the overlap between queer theory and composition presents new possibilities for teaching writing. Teaching Queer argues for and enacts “queer forms”—non-normative and category-resistant forms of writing—those that move between the critical and the creative, the theoretical and the practical, and the queer and the often invisible normative functions of classrooms.

The Future of Literacy Studies

Author: M. Baynham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230245693
Release Date: 2009-11-27
Genre: Education

This book brings together authors actively involved in shaping the field of literacy studies, presenting a robust approach to the theoretical and empirical work which is currently pushing the boundaries of literacy research and also pointing to future directions for literacy research.

Collaborative Imagination

Author: Paul Feigenbaum
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809333783
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Education

Processes of fighting unequal citizenship have historically prioritized literacy education, through which people envision universally first-class citizenship and devise practical methods for enacting this vision.Collaborative Imagination explores how literacy education can facilitate activism amid contemporary contexts in which citizenship is officially equal but, in practice, underserved populations often remain consigned to second-class status.

Reclaiming Queer

Author: Erin J. Rand
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817318284
Release Date: 2014-05-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The activist reclamation of the word "queer" is one marker of this shift in ideology and practice, and it was mirrored in academic circles by the concurrent emergence of the new field of "queer theory." That is, as queer activists were mobilizing in the streets, queer theorists were producing a similar foment in the halls and publications of academia, questioning regulatory categories of gender and sexuality, and attempting to illuminate the heteronormative foundations of Western thought. Notably, the narrative of queer theory’ s development often describes it as arising from or being inspired by queer activism. In Reclaiming Queer, Erin J. Rand examines both queer activist and academic practices during this period, taking as her primary object the rhetorical linkage of queer theory in the academy with street-level queer activism.

Troubling The Angels

Author: Patricia A Lather
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429983054
Release Date: 2018-03-14
Genre: Social Science

Based on an interview study of 25 Ohio women in HIV/AIDS support groups, this is a study of how the women make sense of the disease in their lives. The book combines data, method, analysis and interpretation.