Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication

This collection, aimed at scholars, teachers, and practitioners in technical communication, focuses on the praxis-based connections between technical communication and theoretical movements that have emerged in the past several decades, ...

Author: Kristen R. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351203050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection, aimed at scholars, teachers, and practitioners in technical communication, focuses on the praxis-based connections between technical communication and theoretical movements that have emerged in the past several decades, namely new materialism and posthumanism. It provides a much needed link between contemporary theoretical discussions about new materialisms and posthumanism and the practical, everyday work of technical communicators. The collection insists that where some theoretical perspectives fall flat for practitioners, posthumanism and new materialisms have the potential to enable more effective and comprehensive practices, methodologies, and pedagogies.

Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn

Storytelling as a Balancing Practice in the Study of Posthuman Praxis. In K. Moore & D. Richards (Eds.), Posthuman praxis in technical communication (pp. 23–45). New York, NY: Routledge. Leon, K. (2013). La Hermandad and Chicanas ...

Author: Rebecca Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429581878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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This is the first scholarly monograph marking the social justice turn in technical and professional communication (TPC). Social justice often draws attention to structural oppression, but to enact social justice as technical communicators, first, we must be able to trace daily practice to the oppressive structures it professionalizes, codifies, and normalizes. Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn moves readers from conceptual explorations of oppression and justice to a theoretical framework that allows for the concepts to be applied and implemented in a variety of practical contexts. It historicizes the recent social justice turn in TPC scholarship, models a social justice approach to building theories and heuristics, and presents scenarios that illustrate how to develop sustainable practices of activism and social justice. Its commitment to coalition building, inclusivity, and socially just practices of citation and activism will support scholars, teachers, and practitioners not only in understanding how the work of technical communication is often complicit in oppression but also in recognizing, revealing, rejecting, and replacing oppressive practices.

Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work

“Storytelling as a Balancing Practice in the Study of Posthuman Praxis.” In Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication, edited by Kristen Moore and Dan Richards, 23–41. New York: Routledge. Medina, Cruz. 2014.

Author: Rebecca Walton

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646421084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work provides action-focused resources and tools—heuristics, methodologies, and theories—for scholars to enact social justice. These resources support the work of scholars and practitioners in conducting research and teaching classes in socially just ways. Each chapter identifies a tool, highlights its relevance to technical communication, and explains how and why it can prepare technical communication scholars for socially just work. For the field of technical and professional communication to maintain its commitment to this work, how social justice intersects with inclusivity through UX, technological, civic, and legal literacies, as well as through community engagement, must be acknowledged. Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work will be of significance to established scholar-teachers and graduate students, as well as to newcomers to the field. Contributors: Kehinde Alonge, Alison Cardinal, Erin Brock Carlson, Oriana Gilson, Laura Gonzales, Keith Grant-Davie, Angela Haas, Mark Hannah, Kimberly Harper, Sarah Beth Hopton, Natasha Jones, Isidore Kafui Dorpenyo, Liz Lane, Emily Legg, Nicole Lowman, Kristen Moore, Emma Rose, Fernando Sanchez, Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Adam Strantz, Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq, Josephine Walwema, Miriam Williams, Han Yu

On Teacher Neutrality

His research interests include writing program administration, disability studies, user experience, ... He is the coeditor of Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication (2018), published through Routledge's Studies in Technical ...

Author: Daniel P. Richards

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607329992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

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On Teacher Neutrality explores the consequences of ideological arguments about teacher neutrality in the context of higher education. It is the first edited collection to focus exclusively on this contentious concept, emphasizing the practical possibilities and impossibilities of neutrality in the teaching of writing, the deployment of neutrality as a political motif in the public discourse shaping policy in higher education, and the performativity of individual instructors in a variety of institutional contexts. The collection provides clarity on the contours around defining “neutrality,” depth in understanding how neutrality operates differently in various institutional settings, and nuance in the levels and degrees of neutrality—or what is meant by it—in the teaching of writing. Higher education itself and its stakeholders are continually exploring the role of teachers in the classroom and the extent to which it is possible or ethical to engage in neutrality. Amplifying voices from teachers in underrepresented positions and institutions in discussions of teacher ideology, On Teacher Neutrality shapes the discourse around these topics both within the writing classroom and throughout higher education. The book offers a rich array of practices, pedagogies, and theories that will help ground instructors and posits a way forward toward better dialogue and connections with the various stakeholders of higher education in the United States. Contributors: Tristan Abbott, Kelly Blewett, Meaghan Brewer, Christopher Michael Brown, Chad Chisholm, Jessica Clements, Jason C. Evans, Heather Fester, Romeo García, Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa, Mara Holt, Erika Johnson, Tawny LeBouef Tullia, Lauren F. Lichty, Adam Pacton, Daniel P. Richards, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Karen Rosenberg, Allison L. Rowland, Robert Samuels, David P. Stubblefield, Jennifer Thomas, John Trimbur

Recovering Overlooked Pragmatists in Communication

His own co-edited collection, Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication (2018), has been published in the Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture series. Karen Shea is Professor of English at Johnson ...

Author: Robert Danisch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030143435

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This collection of essays engages with the current resurgence of interest in the relationship between American pragmatism and communication studies. The topics engaged in this collection of essays is necessarily diverse, with some of the figures discussed within often viewed as “minor” or ancillary to the main tradition of pragmatism. However, each essay attempts to show the value of reading these minor figures for philosophy and rhetorical studies. The diversity of the pragmatist tradition is evident in the ways in which unlikely figures like Hu Shi, Ambedkar, and Alice Dewey leverage some of the original commitments of pragmatism to do important intellectual, social, and political work within the circumstances that they find themselves. This collection of essays also serves as a reminder for how we might reimagine and reuse pragmatism for our own social and political projects and challenges.

Humanizing Visual Design

Technical communication has an extensive impact on our world and our lives, yet the venues for long-format research ... Environmental Discourses Denise Tillery Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication Edited by Kristen R. Moore and ...

Author: Charles Kostelnick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351628235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This book analyzes the role that human forms play in visualizing practical information and in making that information understandable, accessible, inviting, and meaningful to readers—in short, "humanizing" it. Although human figures have long been deployed in practical communication, their uses in this context have received little systematic analysis. Drawing on rhetorical theory, art history, design studies, and historical and contemporary examples, the book explores the many rhetorical purposes that human forms play in functional pictures, including empowering readers, narrating processes, invoking social and cultural identities, fostering pathos appeals, and visualizing data. The book is aimed at scholars, teachers, and practitioners in business, technical, and professional communication as well as an interdisciplinary audience in rhetoric, art and design, journalism, engineering, marketing, science, and history.

Identity Institutions and Governance in an AI World

Factors to Actors: Implications of Posthumanism for Social Justice Work. In Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication (pp. 91–117). Routledge. Wang, X., Liu, L., & Eck, J. (2008). Crime Simulation Using GIS and Artificial Intelligent ...

Author: Peter Bloom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030361815

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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The 21st century is on the verge of a possible total economic and political revolution. Technological advances in robotics, computing and digital communications have the potential to completely transform how people live and work. Even more radically, humans will soon be interacting with artificial intelligence (A.I.) as a normal and essential part of their daily existence. What is needed now more than ever is to rethink social relations to meet the challenges of this soon-to-arrive "smart" world. This book proposes an original theory of trans-human relations for this coming future. Drawing on insights from organisational studies, critical theory, psychology and futurism - it will chart for readers the coming changes to identity, institutions and governance in a world populated by intelligent human and non-human actors alike. It will be characterised by a fresh emphasis on infusing programming with values of social justice, protecting the rights and views of all forms of "consciousness" and creating the structures and practices necessary for encouraging a culture of "mutual intelligent design". To do so means moving beyond our anthropocentric worldview of today and expanding our assumptions about the state of tomorrow's politics, institutions, laws and even everyday existence. Critically such a profound shift demands transcending humanist paradigms of a world created for and by humans and instead opening ourselves to a new reality where non-human intelligence and cyborgs are increasingly central.

Global Social Media Design

Factors to actors: Implications of posthumanism for social justice work. In K. R. Moore & D. P. Richards (Eds.), Posthuman praxis in technical communication (pp.93–119). New York: Routledge. Rosenblum, K., & Travis, T.-M. (2015).

Author: Huatong Sun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190845605

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Social media users fracture into tribes, but social media ecosystems are globally interconnected technically, socially, culturally, and economically. At the crossroads, Huatong Sun, author of Cross-Cultural Technology Design, presents theory, method, and case studies to uncover the global interconnectedness of social media design and reorient universal design standards. Centering on the dynamics between structure and agency, Sun draws on practice theories and transnational fieldwork and articulates a critical design approach. The "CLUE2 (CLUE squared)" framework extends from situated activity to social practice, and connects macro institutions with micro interactions to redress asymmetrical relations in everyday life. Why were Japanese users not crazed about Facebook? Would Twitter have had been more successful than its copycat Weibo in China if not banned? How did mobilities and value propositions play out in the competition of WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, and KakaoTalk for global growth? Illustrating the cultural entanglement with a relational view of design, Sun provides three provocative accounts of cross-cultural social media design and use. Concepts such as affordance, genre, and uptake are demonstrated as design tools to bind the material with the discursive and leap from the critical to the generative for culturally sustaining design. Sun calls to reshape the crossroads into a design square where differences are nourished as design resources, where diverse discourses interact for innovation, and where alternative design epistemes thrive from the local. This timely book will appeal to researchers, students, and practitioners who design across disciplines, paradigms, and boundaries to bridge differences in this increasingly globalized world.

Good Data in Business and Professional Discourse Research and Teaching

Communicating a new idea or a new place through metaphor—giving human characteristics to an object—can have subtle, persuasive appeal. ... In K. R. Moore & D. P. Richards (Eds.), Posthuman praxis in technical communication (pp.

Author: Geert Jacobs

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030617578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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This edited book engages with the richly interdisciplinary field of business and professional communication, aiming to reconcile the prescriptive ambitions of the US-centred business communication tradition with the more descriptive approach favoured in discourse studies and applied linguistics. A follow-up to the award-winning book The Ins and Outs of Business and Professional Discourse Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), this volume brings together scholars and their recent work from wide-ranging business and professional settings to engage with the question of what counts as good data. The authors focus on four key themes - authenticity, triangulation, background and relevance - to shine a light on business and professional discourse as essential contextual and intertextual. This book will be of interest to scholars working in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and business communication, but also other social scientists interested in a range of perspectives on oral, written and digital language use in workplace settings.

Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom

Ineffability, creativity, and communication competence. Communication Quarterly, 28(3), ... Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 21(4), 376–401. ... A world without causation: Big data and the coming of age of posthumanism.

Author: Kristen Getchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351132855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom responds to a significant need in the emerging field of business communication as the first collection of its type to establish a connection between rhetorical theory and practice in the business communication classroom. The volume includes topics such as rhetorical grammar, genre awareness in business communication theory, the role of big data in message strategy, social media and memory, and the connection between rhetorical theory and entrepreneurship. These essays provide the business communication scholar, practitioner, and program administrator insight into the rhetorical considerations of the business communication landscape.

The Future of Post Human Organization

A Preface to a New Theory of Communication, Decision-Making, and Leadership Peter Baofu ... In relation to the theory-praxis principle, if there is theory (e.g., the theoretical construction of the “matrix” model), there is praxis (e.g. ...

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815659

Category: Science

Page: 422

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What exactly makes the nature of organizations so miracular that their very purpose is “to achieve performance” and that it is now regarded, in this capitalist age of ours, as the central aim to be both possible and desirable for any organization? After all, there is simply no lack of organizations which “achieve performance” with questionable means and goals—be they about “greed” and “excess” in the corporate world, or “evil” and “injustice” in the public sphere, just to cite two main examples (although there are others too, of course). Contrary to the conventional wisdom preciously accepted by many contemporaries, this obsessive craze for organizational performance is fast becoming a seductive trend, such that the dark sides of organizational performance have yet to be systematically understood and that its very purpose is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that its proponents would like us to believe. Needless to say, this is not to suggest that the purpose of organizations is to reject performance, or that the literature in organizational studies (and other related fields like political science, media studies, and business management, for example) hitherto existing in history are full of scholarly worthlessness. The aim of this book, however, is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of organization, in special relation to communication, decision-making, and leadership—while learning from different views in the literature, without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them), and, in the end, transcending them in a new direction not thought before. This seminal project, if successful, will radically change the way that we think about the nature of organization, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.

The Future of Post Human Semantics

In relation to the theory-praxis principle, if there is theory (e.g., the theoretical construction of evolution in ... there is transformation (e.g., the technical transformation of human ability to understand animal communication by ...

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443838108

Category: Cooking

Page: 595

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This seminal project aims to fundamentally change the way we think about semantics, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its 'post-human' fate.

The Future of Post Human Transportation

The sixteenth thesis is the theory-praxis principle (on the duality of knowledge) in the category of "agency” in ... if there is theoretical construction, there is likewise its practical application, both technical and normative.

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443845052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 615

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Can transportation really have such a destructive impact on society that, as Jay Holtz Kay (1998) once forcefully wrote, with the automobile industry as an example, that “the modern consequences of heavy automotive use contribute to the use of non-renewable fuels, a dramatic increase in the rate of accidental death, social isolation, the disconnection of community, the rise in obesity, the generation of air and noise pollution, urban sprawl, and urban decay”? (WK 2012) This negative expectation from transportation, with the automobile industry as an example here, can be contrasted with an opposing (positive) expectation in the old “glory days” when, as Skip McGoun (2012) thus reminded us, “we have sung songs about the glory and wonder that surrounds the very concept of the car. Examples of this range from the 1909 tune, ‘In My Merry Oldsmobile,’ to what is considered to be the first rock and roll song, ‘Rocket 88,’ in 1949. . . . Motion pictures have portrayed . . . expensive sleek sports cars . . . associated with wealth and success. . . . One commercial described Hell as being a place where a teenager would have to drive a minivan!” Contrary to these opposing expectations (and other views as will be discussed in the book), transportation, in relation to both networks and operations, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable, to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. This challenge to the opposing expectations from transportation does not mean that transportation is useless, or that those interdisciplinary fields (related to transportation studies) like urban planning, environmental sustainability, migration, tourism, transport economics, traffic engineering, transportation technology, energy efficiency, the tragedy of the commons, and so on are unimportant. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of transportation, especially in the dialectic context of networks and operations—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the panoramic theory of transportation) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about transportation in relation to networks and operations from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies

Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 42(1), 3–19. Brooke, C. G. (2009). ... Toward a field of intersectionality studies: Theory, applications, and praxis. Signs, 38(4), 785–810. ... Writing posthumanism, posthuman writing.

Author: Julie Jung

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809336333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This edited collection disrupts tendencies in feminist science studies to dismiss rhetoric as having concern only for language, and it counters posthumanist theories that ignore human materialities and asymmetries of power as co-constituted with and through distinctions such as gender, sex, race, and ability. The eight essays of Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Human Bodies, Posthumanist Worlds model methodologies for doing feminist research in the rhetoric of science. Collectively they build innovative interdisciplinary bridges across the related but divergent fields of feminism, posthumanism, new materialism, and the rhetoric of science. Each essay addresses a question: How can feminist rhetoricians of science engage responsibly with emerging theories of the posthuman? Some contributors respond with case studies in medical practice (fetal ultrasound; patient noncompliance), medical science (the neuroscience of sex differences), and health policy (drug trials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration); others respond with a critical review of object-oriented ontology and a framework for researching women technical writers in the workplace. The contributed essays are in turn framed by a comprehensive introduction and a final chapter from the editors, who argue that a key contribution of feminist posthumanist rhetoric is that it rethinks the agencies of people, things, and practices in ways that can bring about more ethical human relations. Individually the contributions offer as much variety as consensus on matters of methodology. Together they demonstrate how feminist posthumanist and materialist approaches to science expand our notions of what rhetoric is and does, yet they manage to do so without sacrificing what makes their inquiries distinctively rhetorical.

The Future of Post Human Engineering

(P. Leonardi 2001) In fact, "[m]any scholars have argued that the lack of communication characteristic of engineering culture is due to the ... and good examples include the theory-praxis principle, the preciseness-vagueness principle, ...

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808132

Category: Science

Page: 372

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Why should mass media be informational and accurate as much as its proponents would claim—and, conversely, disinformational and propagandistic as much as its critics would argue? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many since the modern era of mass media, neither of the two opposing views is correct, to the extent that a total analysis of media influence has yet to be adequately explored and understood. Something fundamentally vital to the analysis of communication has been missing. This is not to say, however, that the literature on media studies hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing; on the contrary, indeed, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the field. But the important point to remember here is that this book aims to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of mass media (which goes beyond both the pros and cons in the literature on media influence, while learning from them all). If true, this seminal view will alter the way of how mass media are to be understood, with its enormous theoretical implications for going beyond the existing paradigms on the future of communication, in a small sense—and for predicting the future of open and closed societies, in a large sense.

Professional Communication and Network Interaction

PRism 6(2). http://www.prismjournal.org/fileadmin/Praxis/Files/globalPR/GRUNIG.pdf Hall, ... How we became posthuman: Virtual bodies in ... Culture and cultural identity in intercultural technical communication. Technical Communication ...

Author: Heidi A. McKee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351770767

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Digital technologies and social media have changed the processes, products, and interactions of professional communication, reshaping how, when, with whom, and where business professionals communicate. This book examines these changes by asking: How does rhetorical theory need to adapt and develop to address the changing practices of professional communication? Drawing from classical and contemporary rhetorical theory and from in-depth interviews with business professionals, the authors present a case-based approach for exploring the changing landscape of professional communication. The book develops a rhetorical theory based on networked interaction and rhetorical ethics: seeing professional communication as involving new kinds of networked interactions that require an integrated view of rhetoric and ethics. The book applies this frame to a variety of communication cases involving, for example, employee missteps on social media, corporate-consumer interactions, and the developing use of artificial intelligence agents (AI bots) to handle online communication.

The Future of Post Human History

In relation to the theory-praxis principle, if there is theory (e.g., the theoretical construction of the “incredulity ... application of the “incredulity toward metanarratives” in postmodernism to the field of strategic communication, ...

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443838368

Category: Law

Page: 620

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Is history really so universalistic (even when similar events happen in different contexts) that, as George Santayana (1905) once famously wrote, “[t]hose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”? This more universalistic view of history can be contrasted with an opposing view which is more relativistic in orientation, as shown by the equally known remark by Winston Churchill that “[h]istory is written by the victor,” to the extent that what is regarded as true in history today may not be so in another era when a new victor comes into power. (THEX 2011) So, which of the two views is correct here? Contrary to these opposing views (and other ideas as will be discussed in the book), history, in relation to both universality and relativity, is neither possible or impossible, nor desirable or undesirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Of course, this challenge to the opposing views about history does not suggest that the study of history is controversial at best, or that those fields (related to the study of history) like political science, economics, military studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, theology, literature, ethics, and so on should be rejected too. Needless to say, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Rather, this book offers an alternative, better way to understand the future of history, especially in the dialectic context of universality and relativity—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. Instead, this book offers a new theory (that is, the multifold theory of history) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about history, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

Stories of Mentoring

She is presently serving as the graduate assistant to the KSU writing program and a senior writing center tutor. Baotong Gu is Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University, where he teaches technical communication with an ...

Author: Michelle F. Eble

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350748

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Describes mentoring of teachers and scholars in the field of composition and rhetoric.

Reconfiguring Human Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture

In Bamboo Whisper, relationships developed as haptic communication that induced reactive behaviors, or feedback loops. Sociotechnical relationships such as these represent new possibilities for design. In our human techno-genesis, ...

Author: Sanna Karkulehto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

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The time has come for human cultures to seriously think, to severely conceptualize, and to earnestly fabulate about all the nonhuman critters we share our world with, and to consider how to strive for more ethical cohabitation. Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture tackles this severe matter within the framework of literary and cultural studies. The emphasis of the inquiry is on the various ways actual and fictional nonhumans are reconfigured in contemporary culture – although, as long as the domain of nonhumanity is carved in the negative space of humanity, addressing these issues will inevitably clamor for the reconfiguration of the human as well.

Critical Race Theory Impact on Black Minority Ethnic Students within Higher Education

Critical race theory meets posthumanism: Lessons from a study of racial resegregation in public schools. ... Technical Communication, 163-174. Spinuzzi, C. (2005). ... retrenchment and the imperative of praxis. Urban Education, 5(3), ...

Author: Dilshad Sarwar

Publisher: Transnational Press London

ISBN: 9781912997466

Category: Social Science

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"This book arrives at a timely moment. The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of widespread shock felt across the world over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police in the US has triggered a renewed concern with race equality and encouraged organisations, including universities, to reflect on what they are doing to address this issue. While we shall have to wait to see whether fine words are translated into effective actions, there is little doubt that universities are currently more willing to listen to BME voices." - Professor Andrew Pilkington, University of Northampton, UK. "Historically, CRT follows the notion that there is considerable White bias evident in education and society generally (Bimper, 2017). Studies carried out by Ladson Billings believe that there is clear marginalisation regarding students coming from a BME background and in particular, those students for whom English is not their first language (Carrera, 2019). The author further examined the start of the movement for CRT. CRT began when a small group of activists wanted to understand better race, racism and power (Allen, 2017). The first real CRT movement began by focusing their attention on issues relating to conventional civil rights and ethnic study discourses which existed. They began by really questioning the liberal order addressing equality theory, legal reasoning, rationalism and the fundamental principles of constitutional law in America (Dixon, James, & Frieson, 2018). Regardless of the fact that CRT originated from a movement within Law it did, however, move beyond that discipline. The author further established within her research that educators in the main link themselves to CRT quite holistically (Garcia & Velez, 2018). Educational theorists apply CRT quite loosely to HEIs under the guise of school discipline and hierarchy, tracking, controversies over curriculum and history, IQ and achievement testing. Educational theorists do consider and associate CRT and endeavour to use its core principles to change the social situations present in society today." Contents CHAPTER 1 - Introduction CHAPTER 2 - Critical Race Theory An Educational Construct CHAPTER 3 - Research Methodology CHAPTER 4 - Academic Attainment CHAPTER 5 - Black Minority Ethnic Experiences CHAPTER 6 - The Societal Curriculum CHAPTER 7 - Government Strategy CHAPTER 8 - Thematic Analysis CHAPTER 9 - Discussion and Theorising the Findings CHAPTER 10 - Conclusions and Recommendations