Rhetoric Across Borders

Although the volume includes only a select representation of the work presented at the conference, each section features the diverse perspectives offered in Composition and Communication.

Author: Anne Teresa Demo


ISBN: 1602357374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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RHETORIC ACROSS BORDERS features twenty-one essays and six excerpts from the "In Conversation" panels convened at the sixteenth Biennial Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference. Participants engaged the conference theme of "Border Rhetorics" in ways that not only reinvigorated the border as a conceptual metaphor but also challenged boundaries within rhetorical scholarship. Although the volume includes only a select representation of the work presented at the conference, each section features the diverse perspectives offered in Composition and Communication. The first section, Between Materiality and Rhetoric, explores points of interface between rhetoric and materiality. Working from diverse periods and disciplinary orientations, the authors illuminate how attending to the mutuality between materiality and rhetoric engenders a productive revision and/or expansion of our approaches to essential aspects of rhetorical inquiry. The second section, Crossing Cultures: Refiguring Audience, Author, Text, and Borders, explores how various forms of translation, migration, and liminality can refigure our understanding of the interplay between audience, author, and text. Essays in the third section, Remapping the Political, examine the diverse genres that broaden our understanding of the res publica and the tactics employed to circumscribe politics. In the fourth section, Contesting Boundaries: Science, Technology, and Nature, authors consider how shifting notions of expertise and competing epistemologies alter our conceptions of science and the environment. The selected essays in the final section, Teaching Across Divides, explore the different boundaries that shape teaching in rhetoric and composition. Here, the authors reflect on the challenges and rewards gained by explicitly engaging the borders and boundarywork that often remains invisible to our students. These organizational groupings reflect thematic through-lines in the submissions as well as a confidence in Burke's perspective by incongruity as a method fitting the exploration of various borderlands. The volume concludes with fragments from select "In Conversation" panels that cover a range of issues from activism and intersectionality to publishing and rhetorical theory. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Anne Teresa Demo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. A past recipient of the National Communication Association's Golden Monograph award, her articles have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Women's Studies in Communication. She is the coeditor of Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form: Sighting Memory (Routledge, 2012) and The Motherhood Business: Communication, Consumption, and Privilege (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming).

Rhetoric Across Borders

Of course, folks here know that it is largely a rhetorical project. Kent Ono: Keith already said this, but I will say it a little differently. I think rhetoric is really important in thinking about race, and the role of rhetoric has ...

Author: Anne Teresa Demo

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Rhetoric Across Borders features a select representation of 27 essays and excerpts from the “In Conversation” panels at the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2014 conference on “Border Rhetorics.”

Hands Across Borders

" Part Three includes supplementary information on essay writing, research, and documentation. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.

Author: Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321095731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Hands Across Borders is a multicultural reader/rhetoric for developing writers with attention to the writing process and rhetorical modes. Part One is an overview of the writing/reading connection, the writing process (both paragraphs and essays), and the rhetorical modes. Part Two includes ten chapters of readings on high-interest multicultural topics, such as: "Home and Family: The Ambiguous Environment," "Language: Communication with Myself and Others," and "Finalities: Facing Illness, Age, and Death." Part Three includes supplementary information on essay writing, research, and documentation. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.

Crossing Borders Drawing Boundaries

The concept of “border” calls for attention, and the authors in this collection respond by describing it, challenging it, confounding it, and, at times, erasing it.

Author: Barbara Couture

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607324034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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With growing anxiety about American identity fueling debates about the nation’s borders, ethnicities, and languages, Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries provides a timely and important rhetorical exploration of divisionary bounds that divide an Us from a Them. The concept of “border” calls for attention, and the authors in this collection respond by describing it, challenging it, confounding it, and, at times, erasing it. Motivating us to see anew the many lines that unite, divide, and define us, the essays in this volume highlight how discourse at borders and boundaries can create or thwart conditions for establishing identity and admitting difference. Each chapter analyzes how public discourse at the site of physical or metaphorical borders presents or confounds these conditions and, consequently, effective participation—a key criterion for a modern democracy. The settings are various, encompassing vast public spaces such as cities and areas within them; the rhetorical spaces of history books, museum displays, activist events, and media outlets; and the intimate settings of community and classroom conversations. Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries shows how rich communication can be when diverse cultures intersect and create new opportunities for human connection, even while different populations, cultures, age groups, and political parties adopt irreconcilable positions. It will be of interest to scholars in rhetoric and literacy studies and students in rhetorical analysis and public discourse. Contributors include Andrea Alden, Cori Brewster, Robert Brooke, Randolph Cauthen, Jennifer Clifton, Barbara Couture, Vanessa Cozza, Anita C. Hernández, Roberta J. Herter, Judy Holiday, Elenore Long, José A. Montelongo, Karen P. Peirce, Jonathan P. Rossing, Susan A. Schiller, Christopher Schroeder, Tricia C. Serviss, Mónica Torres, Kathryn Valentine, Victor Villanueva, and Patti Wojahn.

Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health Medicine

Engaged Rhetoric Across Borders Health care practitioners and students of “first world” nations travel across national borders each year for transnational health programs, and the complicated, temporary relationships that are ...

Author: Lisa Meloncon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315303741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures and Tables -- Contributors -- 1 Manifesting Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine -- 2 Historical Work in the Discourses of Health and Medicine -- 3 Ecological Investments and the Circulation of Rhetoric: Studying the "Saving Knowledge" of Dr. Emma Walker's Social Hygiene Lectures -- 4 Infrastructural Methodology: A Case in Protein as Public Health -- 5 Health Communication Methodology and Race -- 6 Bringing the Body Back Through Performative Phenomenology -- 7 "No Single Path": Desire Lines and Divergent Pathographies in Health and Medicine -- 8 Rhetorically Listening for Microwithdrawals of Consent in Research Practice -- 9 Medical Interiors: Materiality and Spatiality in Medical Rhetoric Research Methods -- 10 Ethical Research in "Health 2.0": Considerations for Scholars of Medical Rhetoric -- 11 Negotiating Informed Consent: Bueno aconsejar, mejor remediar (it is good to give advice, but it is better to solve the problem) -- 12 Translingual Rhetorical Engagement in Transcultural Health Spaces -- 13 Assemblage Mapping: A Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine -- 14 Medicalized Mosquitoes: Rhetorical Invention in Genetic Engineering for Disease Control -- 15 Experiments in Rhetoric: Invention and Neurorhetorical Play -- Index

The Rhetorics of US Immigration

“(Re)Bordering the Scholarly Imaginary: The State and Future of Rhetorical Border Studies,” in Rhetoric Across Borders, ed. Anne Teresa Demo (Anderson, SC: Parlor Press), forthcoming. Demo, Anne Teresa.

Author: E. Johanna Hartelius

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271076539

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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In the current geopolitical climate—in which unaccompanied children cross the border in record numbers, and debates on the topic swing violently from pole to pole—the subject of immigration demands innovative inquiry. In The Rhetorics of US Immigration, some of the most prominent and prolific scholars in immigration studies come together to discuss the many facets of immigration rhetoric in the United States. The Rhetorics of US Immigration provides readers with an integrated sense of the rhetorical multiplicity circulating among and about immigrants. Whereas extant literature on immigration rhetoric tends to focus on the media, this work extends the conversation to the immigrants themselves, among others. A collection whose own eclecticism highlights the complexity of the issue, The Rhetorics of US Immigration is not only a study in the language of immigration but also a frank discussion of who is doing the talking and what it means for the future. From questions of activism, authority, and citizenship to the influence of Hollywood, the LGBTQ community, and the church, The Rhetorics of US Immigration considers the myriad venues in which the American immigration question emerges—and the interpretive framework suited to account for it. Along with the editor, the contributors are Claudia Anguiano, Karma R. Chávez, Terence Check, Jay P. Childers, J. David Cisneros, Lisa M. Corrigan, D. Robert DeChaine, Anne Teresa Demo, Dina Gavrilos, Emily Ironside, Christine Jasken, Yazmin Lazcano-Pry, Michael Lechuga, and Alessandra B. Von Burg.

The Sensory Modes of Animal Rhetorics

Scot Barnett and Casey Boyle, eds., Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things (2016), 1. Emphasis theirs. 64. ... Barnett and Boyle, Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things, 4. 68. ... in Marine Species Advocacy,” in Rhetoric Across Borders, ed.

Author: Alex C. Parrish

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030767129

Category: Electronic books

Page: 348

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The Sensory Modes of Animal Rhetorics: A Hoot in the Light presents the latest research in animal perception and cognition in the context of rhetorical theory. Alex C. Parrish explores the science of animal signaling that shows human and nonhuman animals share similar rhetorical strategiessuch as communicating to manipulate or persuadewhich suggests the vast impact sensory modalities have on communication in nature. The book demonstrates new ways of seeing humans and how we have separated ourselves from, and subjectified, the animal rhetor. This type of cross-species study allows us to trace the origins of our own persuasive behaviors, providing a deeper and more inclusive history of rhetoric than ever before. Alex C. Parrish is Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University, USA. His previous books include Adaptive Rhetoric: Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion (2013) and Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion (2017).

Mestiz Scripts Digital Migrations and the Territories of Writing

appeals make a compelling case for enlarging the frameworks that composition and rhetoric specialists use to study and teach ... Anzaldúa herself argues for the need to think across cultures and borders and the building of unity between ...

Author: D. Baca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230612570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Conventional scholarship on written communication positions the Western alphabet as a precondition for literacy. Thus, pictographic, non-verbal writing practices of Mesoamerica remain obscured by representations of lettered speech. This book examines how contemporary [email protected] scripts challenge alphabetic dominance, thereby undermining the colonized territories of "writing." Strategic weavings of Aztec and European inscription systems not only promote historically-grounded accounts of how recorded information is expressed across cultures, but also speak to emerging studies on "visual/multimodal" education. Baca-Espinosa argues that [email protected] literacies advance "new" ways of reading and writing, applicable to diverse classrooms of the twenty-first century.

Reading s across Borders

This ambiguity of borders is written into Robert Frost's “Mending Wall” (Frost 47), a poem more enigmatic than the ... the line “Good fences make good neighbors” can be read as part of a political rhetoric through which proximity and ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004417885

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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These inter-disciplinary essays explore the foundational ambiguity of borders, their roles, functions and place in the Anglophone world, whether it be in history, politics, literature, art or music or, theoretically, in the critical relations between space, discourse and representation.

Managing Biosecurity Across Borders

5) has found that while the rhetoric around biosecurity management requires a 'whole of community' approach, there is very little evidence to suggest that community members or organizations have the capacity to undertake this work.

Author: Ian Falk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400714122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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Managing biosecurity is everybody’s business. The book’s multi-site, multi-sectoral research contributes to an holistic, evidence-based strategy for managing plant biosecurity in complex contexts. The intent is to provide a starting point for all stakeholders in the biosecurity endeavor – policy personnel at all levels of governance, planners and regional developers, non-government organizations, community groups and individuals – to plan localized strategies that ‘fit’ national needs and constraints and the way people live their lives. In putting forward a ‘strategy’, we draw on many disciplines and cultural perspectives on a problem that is fundamentally a multidisciplinary and global issue. At the same time, the contributing researchers remain aware that such a strategy is always subject to local contextual factors and influences, indigenous and local knowledge and culture, and is regarded as a tool for planning, always subject to change.

Border Rhetorics

orienting her discussion to the many “inters” that inform processes of individual and collective identification in, on, between, and across borders,Johnson endorses intersectionality as a critical-theoretical perspective.

Author: D. Robert DeChaine

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817357160

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4"Border Rhetorics "is a collection of essays that undertakes a wide-ranging examination of the US-Mexico border as it functions in the rhetorical production of civic unity in the United States."

Intercultural Rhetoric and Professional Communication Technological Advances and Organizational Behavior

In addition, as explained in Chapter One, it is virtually impossible distinguish by sight residents of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, Texas, and there is so much flow across the border on a daily basis that this effort would also be futile.

Author: Thatcher, Barry

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613504512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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"This book explores the theory and practice of rhetoric and professional communication in intercultural contexts, providing a framework for translating, localizing, and internationalizing communications and information products around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Reinventing with Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

through insult and laughter. ... and administrators, and practitioners and theorists that help us see and engage an ever-changing set of situated ideological, material, and rhetorical circumstances. ... In Rhetoric Across Borders, ed.

Author: Andrea Alden

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies collects original scholarship that takes up and extends the practices of inventive theorizing that characterize Sharon Crowley’s body of work. Including sixteen chapters by established and emerging scholars and an interview with Crowley, the book shows that doing theory is a contingent and continual rhetorical process that is indispensable for understanding situations and their potential significance—and for discovering the available means of persuasion. For Crowley, theory is a basic building block of rhetoric “produced by and within specific times and locations as a means of opening other ways of believing or acting.” Doing theory, in this sense, is the practice of surveying the common sense of the community (doxa) and discovering the available means of persuasion (invention). The ultimate goal of doing theory is not to prescribe certain actions but to ascertain what options exist for rhetors to see the world differently, to discover new possibilities for thought and action, and thereby to effect change in the world. The scholarship collected in Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies takes Crowley’s notion of theory as an invitation to develop new avenues for believing and acting. By reinventing the understanding of theory and its role in the field, this collection makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetorical studies and writing studies. It will be valuable to scholars, teachers, and students interested in diverse theoretical directions in rhetoric and writing studies as well as in race, gender, and disability theories, religious rhetorics, digital rhetoric, and the history of rhetoric. Publication supported in part by the Texas Tech University Humanities Center. Contributors: Jason Barrett-Fox, Geoffrey Clegg, Kirsti Cole, Joshua Daniel-Wariya, Diane Davis, Rebecca Disrud, Bre Garrett, Catherine C. Gouge, Debra Hawhee, Matthew Heard, Joshua C. Hilst, David G. Holmes, Bruce Horner, William B. Lalicker, Jennifer Lin LeMesurier, James C. McDonald, Timothy Oleksiak, Dawn Penich-Thacker, J. Blake Scott, Victor J. Vitanza, Susan Wyche

Rhetoric and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Rhetoric and Public Affairs 16, no. 2: 355–68. Magness, Jodi. 2002. ... Disciplinary Identities: Rhetorical Paths of English, Speech, and Composition. ... In Rhetoric Across Borders, edited by Anne Teresa Demo, 13–22.

Author: Bruce McComiskey

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271090528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Discovered in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of ancient Israelite documents, many of which were written by a Jewish sectarian community at Qumran living in self-exile from the priesthood of the Second Temple. This first book-length study of the rhetoric of these texts illustrates how the Essenes employed different rhetorics over time as they struggled to understand God’s word and their mission to their people, who seemed to have turned away from God and his purposes. Applying methods of rhetorical analysis to six substantive texts—Miqṣat Maʿaśeh ha-Torah, Rule of the Community, Damascus Document, Purification Rules, Temple Scroll, and Habakkuk Pesher—Bruce McComiskey traces the Essenes’ use of rhetorical strategies based on identification, dissociation, entitlement, and interpretation. Through his analysis, McComiskey uncovers a unique, fascinating story of an ancient religious community that had sought to reintegrate into Temple life but, dejected, instead established itself as the new covenant people of God for this world, only to turn ultimately to a trust in a metaphysical afterlife. Presenting forms of ancient Jewish rhetoric largely uninfluenced by classical rhetoric, this book broadens our understanding of human and religious rhetorical practice, even as it provides new insight into the events that led to the emergence of the Talmudic period. Rhetoric and the Dead Sea Scrolls will be useful to scholars working in the fields of religious rhetoric, Jewish studies, and early Christianity.

The Megarhetorics of Global Development

... agricultural development as food is traded across borders and governed by both national and international policies. ... and the permeability of nation-state borders creates transnational rhetorical links in public policy” (493).

Author: Rebecca Ann Dingo

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822977414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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After World War II, an unprecedented age of global development began. The formation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund allowed war torn and poverty stricken nations to become willing debtors in their desire to entice Western investment and trade. New capital, it was foretold, would pave the way to political and economic stability, and the benefits would “trickle down” to even the poorest citizens. The hyperbole of this neocolonialism, however, has left many of these countries with nothing but compounded debt and unfulfilled promises. The Megarhetorics of Global Development examines rhetorical strategies used by multinational corporations, NGOs, governments, banks, and others to further their own economic, political, or technological agendas. These wide-ranging case studies employ rhetorical theory, globalization scholarship, and analysis of cultural and historical dynamics to offer in-depth critiques of development practices and their material effects. By deconstructing megarhetorics, at both the local and global level, and following their paths of mobilization and diffusion, the concepts of “progress” and “growth” can be reevaluated, with the end goal of encouraging self-sustaining and ethical outcomes.

Serendipity in Rhetoric Writing and Literacy Research

“Rhetorical and Material Boundaries: Animal Agency and Presence in Small Oceanic Islands.” Rhetoric across Borders. Ed. Anne Teresa Demo. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015. 23–34. Print. Goggin, Peter. “When Governments Collide: The ...

Author: Maureen Daly Goggin

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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In the course of research, most scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them with students. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research reveals the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, writing, and literacy, need to do in order to recognize a serendipitous discovery or a missed opportunity. In published scholarship and research, the path toward discovery seems clean and direct. The dead ends, backtrackings, start-overs, and stumbles that occur throughout the research process are elided, and seems that the researchers started at point A and arrived safely and neatly at point B without incident, as if by magic. The path, however, is never truly clear and straight. Research and writing is messy. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research features chapters from twenty-three writing scholars who have experienced moments of serendipity in their own work—not by magic or pure chance but through openness and active waiting, which offer an opportunity to prepare the mind. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research illustrates the reality of doing research: there is no reliable prescription or one-size-fits-all manual, but success can be found with focused dedication and an open mind. Contributors: Ellen Barton​, ​Zachary C. Beare​, ​Lynn Z. Bloom​, ​Jennifer Clary-Lemon​, ​Caren Wakerman Converse​, ​Gale Coskan-Johnson​, ​Kim Donehower​, ​Bill Endres​, ​Shirley E. Faulkner-Springfield​, ​Lynée Lewis Gaillet​, ​Brad Gyori​, ​Judy Holiday​, ​Gesa E. Kirsch​, ​Lori Ostergaard​, ​Doreen Piano​, ​Liz Rohan​, ​Ryan Skinnell​, ​Patricia Wilde​, ​Daniel Wuebben

Across Cultures Across Borders

Furthermore, I would suggest it becomes a question of rhetorical sovereignty. What exactly is rhetorical sovereignty, and how does it reflect upon Other Destinies? In his article “Rhetorical Sovereignty: What Do American Indians Want ...

Author: Paul Depasquale

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770480162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Across Cultures/Across Borders is a collection of new critical essays, interviews, and other writings by twenty-five established and emerging Canadian Aboriginal and Native American scholars and creative writers across Turtle Island. Together, these original works illustrate diverse but interconnecting knowledges and offer powerfully relevant observations on Native literature and culture.

Across Borders

... but others are coming to kill you, and you, and me, and my children and my grandchildren.” 6 ON THE BORDERS The anti-immigrant rhetoric may be aimed against non-documented Latin Americans crossing the border, but in the minds of the ...

Author: Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, SMU; author of Christ And Empire

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739175347

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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In this volume prominent Latin American and U.S. Latino/a scholars of theology and religion work together to present insights into the latest developments of their fields in the tensions between North and South in the Americas.

Fiction Across Borders

Turning comedy into a tool for border crossing rather than a form of cultural derision , Jen describes her literary approach in the context of the late twentieth - century rhetoric of political correctness . “ Is this book un - p.c .

Author: Shameem Black

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.