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Murdock, Chelsea – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
This article considers fan fiction as (self-)publication, particularly noting the tensions between institutional notions of textual production within academia and how fan writing works against paradigms of publishing espoused in higher education. Such tensions are indicative of institutional pressures for "legitimate" publications.…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Fiction, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education
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Clifton, Jennifer; Loveridge, Jordan; Long, Elenore – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
It is not typically the bent of infrastructure to be continually responsive in a way that is expansive and inclusive; instead, for newcomers or those with alternative histories, aims, vision, values, and perspectives, the inertia of infrastructure is more likely to be experienced as infrastructural breakdowns. We ask: "What might wisdom look…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Barriers, Best Practices, Rhetoric
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Kannan, Vani; Kuebrich, Ben; Rodríguez, Yanira – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
At our workshop at the inaugural Conference on Community Writing on the rhetoric of the corporate university, participants noted that the values espoused by community literacy "in the community" are being eroded "at the university." Furthermore, they noted the underlying rhetorics of missionary zeal, whiteness, and…
Descriptors: Workshops, Literacy, Privatization, Service Learning
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Hitchcock, Jennifer – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Jennifer Hitchcock interviews community activist and director of Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral program, Steve Parks. They discuss Parks's working-class background, career path, influences, and activism. Parks also considers the direction of the field of composition and rhetoric and expresses optimism for the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Career Development, Influences, Achievement Need
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Grobman, Laurie – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
This co-authored article describes a community literacy oral history project involving 14 undergraduate students. It is intellectually situated at the intersection of writing studies, oral history, and African American rhetoric and distinguished by two features: 1) we were a combined team of 20 collaborators, and 2) our narrator, Frank Gilyard,…
Descriptors: Oral History, Literacy, Undergraduate Students, African Americans
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Oliver, Veronica – Community Literacy Journal, 2014
With neither national nor local-level discussions of Senate Bill 1070 adequately addressing bottom line issues such as marginalization, access, and civic engagement, an exploration of marginalized rhetorical acts can provide an informative lens for understanding challenges among marginalized people, their rhetorical tools, and their relations to…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Law Enforcement, Neighborhoods, Resistance to Change
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White-Farnham, Jamie – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
Drawing on interview data regarding literacy practices done in tandem with housework, this article presents an array of recipe uses among retirement-age women. Given their backgrounds as professionals who come of age during second-wave feminism, the women see little value in "domestic" practices such as cooking literacies (Barton & Hamilton).…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Literacy, Cooking Instruction, Rhetoric
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Carter, Shannon; Mutnick, Deborah – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
A general overview of the Writing Democracy project, including its origin story and key objectives. Draws parallels between the historical context that gave rise to the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project and today, examining the potential for a reprise of FWP in community literacy and public rhetoric and introducing articles collected in this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Educational Research, Role, Income
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Welch, Nancy – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
Little known about the now celebrated 1912 Bread and Roses strike is that prominent Progressive-era reformers condemned the strikers as "uncivil" and "violent." An examination of Bread and Roses' controversies reveals how a ruling class enlists middle-class sentiments to oppose social-justice arguments and defend a civil…
Descriptors: Democracy, Activism, Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Long, Elenore; Fye, Nyillan; Jarvis, John – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This article analyzes a group of Gambian-American college writers creating an alternative public to challenge the patronizing norms operating in prevailing "aid-to-Africa" rhetorics. These young rhetors evoked performative genres and hybrid discourses so that members of their local public (the African nationals, African American…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, African Culture, Behavior Standards, Foreign Countries
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Kells, Michelle Hall – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This article examines what a pedagogy of public rhetoric and community literacy might look like based on an understanding of twentieth century Mexican American civil rights rhetoric. The inductive process of examining archival materials and conducting oral histories informs this discussion on the processes and challenges of gaining civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Research, War
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Teske, Paul Robert John – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
This qualitative research article explores how youth create multimodal rhetoric during a service-learning course at a local Youth Media Organization. The study takes a detailed look at how the youth want to gain access to the Discourse of the documentary making process but struggle with the confines of conventions of film as is represented by the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Qualitative Research, Rhetoric, Service Learning
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McCracken, Jill Linnette – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Newspaper media create interpretations of marginalized groups that require rhetorical analysis so that we can better understand these representations. This article focuses on how newspaper articles create interpretations of sex work that affect both the marginalized and mainstream communities. My ethnographic case study argues that the material…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Writing, Journalism, Language Usage
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Flynn, Elizabeth A.; Wolf, Rudiger Escobar – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
The article explores the rhetorical dimensions of witnessing. We concentrate, in particular, on two groups: 1) university students at the University of San Carlos, Quetzaltenango, whose murals are dramatic reminders of the massacres that resulted in the deaths of over 200,000 indigenous people in the 1980s and early 90s and of the corrupt…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Indigenous Populations, Death, Foreign Countries
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Higgins, Lorraine; Long, Elenore; Flower, Linda – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
This paper develops a rhetorically centered model of community literacy in the theoretical and practical context of local publics--those spaces where ordinary people develop public voices to engage in intercultural inquiry and deliberation. Drawing on fifteen years of action research in the Community Literacy Center and beyond, the authors…
Descriptors: Community Education, Literacy, Models, Rhetoric