Rhetorics Literacies and Narratives of Sustainability

In this volume, rhetoricians, literacy scholars, and humanists have come together to examine the complex discursive constructions of sustainability.

Author: Peter N. Goggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135275686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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In this volume, rhetoricians, literacy scholars, and humanists have come together to examine the complex discursive constructions of sustainability. Touching on topics including conservation efforts in specific locales; social and political constructions of rhetorical place and space; community literacy; historical and archival analysis of institutional politics, policies, and practices concerning the environment and economic growth and development; town planning and zoning issues; and rhetorics of environmental remediation and sustainability, this collection of essays provides rhetoricians and environmentalists a window into the complex and often contradictory arena of discourse on sustainability.

Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place

Intro. Robert Finch. Special Commemorative Edition. New York: Oxford UP, 1989.
Print. Long, Elenore. “Rhetorical Techne, Local Knowledge, and Challenges in
Contem- porary Activism.” Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability.

Author: Peter N. Goggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135922658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Understanding how rhetoric, and environmental rhetoric in particular, informs and is informed by local and global ecologies contributes to our conversations about sustainability and resilience — the preservation and conservation of the earth and the future of human society. This book explores some of the complex relationships, collaborations, compromises, and contradictions between human endeavor and situated discourses, identities and landscapes, social justice and natural resources, movement and geographies, unpacking and grappling with the complexities of rhetoric of presence. Making a significant contribution to exploring the complex discursive constructions of environmental rhetorics and place-based rhetorics, this collection considers discourses, actions, and adaptations concerning environmental regulations and development, sustainability, exploitation, and conservation of energy resources. Essays visit arguments on cultural values, social justice, environmental advocacy, and identity as political constructions of rhetorical place and space. Rural and urban case studies contribute to discussions of the ethics and identities of environment, and the rhetorics of environmental cartography and glocalization. Contributors represent a range of specialization across a variety of scholarly research in such fields as communication studies, rhetorical theory, social/cultural geography, technical/professional communication, cartography, anthropology, linguistics, comparative literature/ecocriticism, literacy studies, digital rhetoric/media studies, and discourse analysis. Thus, this book goes beyond the assumption that rhetorics are situated, and challenges us to consider not only how and why they are situated, but what we mean when we theorize notions of situated, place-based rhetorics.

Recontextualized Knowledge

Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability New York, NY: Routledge.
a, b Gross, A. G., Harmon, J. E., & Reidy, M. (2002). Communicating Science: The
Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present Oxford: Oxford University ...

Author: Olaf Kramer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110676341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

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Recontextualized Knowledge aims to analyze the communicative situations involved in the popularization of scientific knowledge: their settings, audiences, and the adaptive process of recontextualization in science communication. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this publication brings together essays from rhetoric, linguistics, and psychology as well as political and education sciences to serve as an in-depth exploration of today's communicative situations in science communication.

The American Adrenaline Narrative

In Environmental Encyclopedia, 4th ed., 2:1416–18. Detroit: Gale, 2011.
Callaghan, Anna. “800 Miles with ... In Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of
Sustainability, edited by Peter N. Goggin, 164–79. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Clare, Eli.

Author: Kristin J. Jacobson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820356983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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The American Adrenaline Narrative considers the nature of perilous outdoor adventure tales, their gendered biases, and how they simultaneously promote and hinder ecological sustainability. To explore these themes, Kristin J. Jacobson defines and compares adrenaline narratives by a range of American authors published after the first Earth Day in 1970, a time frame selected as a watershed moment for the contemporary American environmental movement. The forty-plus years since that day also mark the rise in the popularity and marketing of many things as “extreme,” including sports, jobs, travel, beverages, gum, makeovers, laundry detergent, and even the environmental movement itself. Jacobson maps the American eco-imagination via adrenaline narratives, grounding them in the traditional literary practice of close reading analysis and in ecofeminism. She surveys a range of popular and lesser-known primary texts by American authors, including best-selling books, such as Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and lesser-known texts, such as Patricia C. McCairen’s Canyon Solitude, Eddy L. Harris’s Mississippi Solo, and Stacy Allison’s Beyond the Limits. She also discusses such narratives as they appear in print and online articles and magazines, feature-length and short films, television shows, amateur videos, social networking site posts, fiction, advertising, and blogs. Jacobson contends that these stories constitute a distinctive genre because—unlike traditional nature, travel, and sports writing— adrenaline narratives sustain heightened risk or the element of the “extreme” within a natural setting. Additionally, these narratives provide important insight into the American environmental imagination’s connection to masculinity and adventure—knowledge that helps us grasp the current climate crisis and how narrative understanding provides a needed intervention.

Serendipity in Rhetoric Writing and Literacy Research

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.

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

Toward Sustainable Literacies

Ecological theories as cultural narratives : F . E . Clements ' s and H . A . Gleason
' s " stories ” of community succession . Written Communication , 8 , 446 – 472 .
Jung , J . ( 2005 ) . Revisionary rhetoric , feminist pedagogy , and multigenre texts

Author: David Michael Grant


ISBN: WISC:89097475016


Page: 246

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Dissertation Abstracts International

First , why given all that we know about climate change , do we in the US still
engage in unsustainable environmental practices ? ... Climate Change ,
Technology , and the Rhetoric of Use : An Ecocritical Study of The Weather
Channel Desktop explores ... of students ' personal literacy narratives , reflective
journal entries , educational history questionnaires , autobiographical sketches ,
and interviews .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105133522107

Category: Dissertations, Academic


View: 954


Re configuring the Same Ole Sad Rhetorical Student Narrative Love Song

Composing a narrative of a “ literate self ' requires that we first understand literacy
as an identity marker . ... cultural conformity are not sufficient in addressing the
sustainability of what Victor Villanueva calls colonial sensibility ( respectively ) .

Author: LaToya Faulk


ISBN: MSU:31293030633212

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 82

View: 103


Environmental Values in American Popular culture Narratives

... or as a main theme ( Jurassic Park or Prodigal Summer ) is particularly
important as the scientific literacy of the American public continues to decline . ...
In addition to providing deeper analysis of popular - culture environmental fiction
narratives and exploring how fiction influences the values of its audiences , eco -
ethical rhetorical criticism opens the door for other multidisciplinary areas of
scholarship .

Author: Kelly Christine Ball-Stahl


ISBN: MINN:31951P00789709Z

Category: Ecocriticism

Page: 428

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Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics

Narrative ' s place in public discourse raises at least two additional issues for
local publics : how local publics situate the ... In contrast , Higgins and Brush
integrated rhetorical problem - solving strategies and other scaffolds into the
design of their community - literacy project in ... merit in terms of its sustainability (
though strategies for sustainability are one of the first concerns a funding officer
will raise to ...

Author: Elenore Long

Publisher: Reference Guides to Rhetoric a

ISBN: UOM:39015077603556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 197


Offering a comparative analysis of "community-literacy studies," COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS traces common values in diverse accounts of "ordinary people going public." Elenore Long offers a five-point theoretical framework. Used to review major community-literacy projects that have emerged in recent years, this local public framework uncovers profound differences, with significant consequence, within five formative perspectives: 1) the guiding metaphor behind such projects; 2) the context that defines a "local" public, shaping what is an effective, even possible performance, 3) the tenor and affective register of the discourse; 4) the literate practices that shape the discourse; and, most signficantly, 5) the nature of rhetorical invention or the generative process by which people in these accounts respond to exigencies, such as getting around gatekeepers, affirming identities, and speaking out with others across difference. COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS also examines pedagogies that educators can use to help students to go public in the course of their rhetorical education at college. the concluding chapter adapts local-public literacies to college curricula and examines how these literate moves elicit different kinds of engagement from students and require different kinds of scaffolding from teachers and community educators. A glossary and annotated bibliography provide the basis for further inquiry and research. ABOUT THE AUTHOR After completing a postdoctoral fellowship through Pittsburgh's Community Literacy Center and Carnegie Mellon University, Elenore Long continued to direct community-literacy initiatives with Wayne Peck and Joyce Baskins. With Linda Flower and Lorraine Higgins, she published LEARNING TO RIVAL: A LITERATE PRACTICE FOR INTERCULTURAL INQUIRy. They recently published a fifteen-year retrospective for the COMMUNITY LITERACY JOURNAL. She currently directs the composition program and Writers' Center at Eastern Washington University. ADVANCE PRAISE . . . "COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS is the perfect entry to the exuberant practice of literacy in community. It brings contemporary research to life-in people, stories, and purposes. And it documents the amazingly diverse ways ordinary people go public. Moreover, Elenore Long's imaginative theoretical framework lets us understand and critically compare alternative images of local public life-from the literate worlds of church women, writing groups, and street gangs to the performances of community organizing, street theater, and local think tanks. Long's analytical and profoundly rhetorical insight is to compare community literacies in terms of their framing metaphors, privileged practices, and processes of rhetorical invention. And that is perhaps what makes the final chapter such a pedagogical powerhouse-a brilliantly critical and concrete guide to supporting our students and ourselves in local literate action." -Linda Flower, Carnegie Mellon "Elenore Long's COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS begins to articulate a history for community literacy studies, and such a history is essential for helping us figure out where we are going with this area of inquiry. Long provides a new set of tools as well, and her local publics framework, in particular, will prove valuable to researchers and teachers alike." -Jeff Grabill

Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Age of Information

Literacy within this framework is grounded in critical citizenship based on finding
a voice , reclaiming power and a ... whilst simultaneously learning the limits of
such codes , including the ones they use to construct their own narratives ... Not
to do so , would be to relegate critical literacy discourse to the realms of rhetoric .

Author: Naz Rassool

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015042989460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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The book provides a critical overview of * the literacy debate in academic and general educational discourse, * the role of functional literacy in societal development programmes during the past two decades, * a critical evaluation of the issues that surround literacy in an increasingly computer-dominated world. Part 1 provides an evaluation of the theoretical frameworks that have framed discussions about what literacy is, and what its value is to individual and societal development. Part 2 locates literacy within the context of the pluralist nation-state and discusses the important position that literacy has occupied historically in theories of societal development. Charting changing definitions of text within computer-mediated textual environments, Part 3 examines prevailing definitions and views of literacy in terms of their adequacy in meeting the complex knowledge and literacy skills demanded in the information age. The book's consideration of a reconceptualization of power within the information society, and its emphasis on 'communicative competence' in relation to democratic citizenship are unique. It makes an important contribution to the study of sociolinguistics, the sociology of technology, curriculum studies, the sociology of education and cultural studies. Its central focus on development in different societies will make it a useful text in Development Studies and Comparative Education.

Transformations of Literacy in Computer mediated Communication

Killingsworth , M . Jimmie , and Martin Jacobsen . " The Rhetorical Construction
of Environmental Risk Narratives in Government and Activist Web Sites : A
Critique . " Narrative and Professional Communication . Nancy Blyler and Jane
Perkins ...

Author: Martin M. Jacobsen


ISBN: IND:30000086249228

Category: Computers

Page: 113

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This work offers a rhetorical analysis of hypertext resulting in a taxonomy for the elements of hypertext as they relate to literacy. It postulates a theory of cyberdiscursivity, which holds that the more instantaneous, widespread, and individual discursive practices are inherent in computer-mediated communication. It looks at the effect upon groups of like-minded people when cyberdiscourse is introduced, therefore attempting to offer an insight into how the computer transforms communication practice.

Sapphire s Literary Breakthrough

Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives Neal
A. Lester, Lynette D. Myles E. McNeil, D. Fulton ... modes toaddress, 100, 161,
172, 174, 175, 178, 180n9, 230 see also narrative;pedagogy Incidents in the
Lifeofa Slave Girl (Jacobs), 14, ... 3, 131–2, 147, 154n16,166, 187,188, 199, 202,
244 see also rhetoric literacy, 2,3, 4, 14–16, 26n3, 29–31,35, 37,38,39, 41, 43,
45n12, ...

Author: Neal A. Lester

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137330864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The first collection focused on the writing of provocative author and performance artist Sapphire, including her groundbreaking novel PUSH that has since become the Academy-award-winning film Precious.

Rural Literacies

Considering Literacy. New York: Longman, 2006. “Agricultural ... On Rhetoric: A
Theory of Civic Discourse. Trans. George Kennedy. New York: ... Sustainability
on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. Cambridge: MIT P, 2004. Barry ...

Author: Kim Donehower

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809327492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Rural Literacies identifies the problems inherent in trying to understand rural literacy, addresses the lack of substantive research on literacy in rural areas, and reviews traditional misrepresentations of rural literacy. This innovative volume frames debates over literacy in relation to larger social, political, and economic forces, such as the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on rural schools and the effects of out-migration, globalization, and the loss of small family farms on rural communities. Drawing upon traditional literacy and composition research and employing theory from education and sociology, the text engages compositionists in broader conversations regarding rural literacies. The authors share strategies that will help compositionists participate in pedagogies that are rooted in a richer understanding of rural literacies and work toward sustainability for all communities in a globalized age.

Language Stories Literacy Lessons

Environmental assistance to the child ' s acquisition of grammar . Unpublished
doctoral ... A generative rhetoric of the paragraph . College ... Cognitive
psychology and discourse : Recalling and summarizing stories . In W . U .
Dressler , ed .

Author: Jerome Charles Harste

Publisher: Greenwood International

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032864006

Category: Education

Page: 252

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The authors reveal children as growing, effective, sensitive users of language. Before any formal schooling, they have already had much experience with language - opportunities to compare, contrast, and use it in a wide variety of settings. Children are adaptive, and are aware of the contextual subtleties of language; the written and spoken evidence of children's encounters with language is the basis of the research. This evidence tells stories - language stories, from which lessons about the nature of literacy may be drawn. While this is not a methods text in a traditional sense, it is essential reading for those wishing to update their understanding of what is known about written language and written language learning. (Teachers and graduate students in reading, writing, and language arts may wish to use this book in conjunction with The Authoring Cycle videotape series.)

Science Environment Health

school science make it difficult for science teachers and educators to “hear”
arguments about the intimate relationship between cultural narrative and action (
see Zembylas ... Environmental education, like “wellness” in health education, as
a counternarrative to school science, in particular, has ... Rhetorical similarities
between many new proposals for science education—a scientific literacy more
broadly ...

Author: Albert Zeyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048139491

Category: Science

Page: 197

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Health and the environment are important learning areas in science education and their significance is growing. Not only do they have high social relevance, but they are also close to students’ interests and needs. They provide many opportunities to unlock science with questions that are personally relevant to boys and girls and that inspire them to engage in science. This book contains a selection of papers from prominent professionals in science, health and environmental education, who reflect on science education, each from their specific point of view. The core idea is to present well-founded perspectives on how science education may benefit from challenges stemming from both health and environmental education. Specific reasons are discussed as to why these two areas are particularly legitimized to challenge science education, and their potential impact on a revision of science education is evaluated. A new pedagogy for science¦environment¦health that yields interesting and relevant science education for students and teachers, and addresses the grand challenges of this century: what an attractive and rewarding project! The book will motivate teachers, teacher educators and science education researchers to take part in this on-going project.

Curriculum in the Postmodern Condition

In Digital Rhetorics : Literacies and Technologies in Education - Current
Practices and Future Directions , Vol . 3 , by C . Lankshear , C ... Environmental
Education and Sustainable Development : A Further Appraisal . ” Canadian
Journal of ... Narrative , Literacy and Face in Interethnic Communication .
Norwood , NJ : Ablex .

Author: Michael Peters

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050142861

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Annotation This book examines the ways that postmodernism has impacted curriculum formulation, changing the ways that people think about knowledge, how they participate in work and civic life, and how humans interact with technology. It approaches topics such as cultural contact, postmodern science, critical literacy and new technologies, and the professionalization of environmental educators. The authors have all taught in departments of education and are currently working in Mexico and New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

A Rhetoric of Alliance

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 See Powell ( 2005 ; 2007 ) for more on
material rhetorics telling stories and being ... and support for Native
environmental issues and developing financial and political resources for the
survival of sustainable Native communities . ... Not to mention that the codices
actually more than met the Castilian requirements for evidence of literacy - in two
languages no less !

Author: Angela M. Haas


ISBN: MSU:31293029567561

Category: Communication and culture

Page: 436

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Ethics and Representation in Qualitative Studies of Literacy

The focus of her own ethnographic and textual studies is feminist rhetoric in the
context of professional discourse . ... He is the author of More than Stories : The
Range of Children ' s Writing and Listening In : What Children Say about Books (
and Other Things ) . ... His scholarly interests include twentieth - century rhetorical
theories , American environmental discourse and nature writing , and
composition ...

Author: Peter Mortensen

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106017184638

Category: Education

Page: 317

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Reflecting on the practice of qualitative literacy research, this book presents 14 essays that address the most pressing questions faced by qualitative researchers today: how to represent others and themselves in research narratives; how to address ethical dilemmas in research-participant relations; and how to deal with various rhetorical, institutional, and historical constraints on research. After a foreword ("Considering Research Methods in Composition and Rhetoric" by Andrea A. Lunsford and others) and an introduction ("Reflections on Methodology in Literacy Studies" by the editors), essays in the book are (1) "Seduction and Betrayal in Qualitative Research" (Thomas Newkirk); (2) "Still-Life: Representations and Silences in the Participant-Observer Role" (Brenda Jo Brueggemann); (3) "Dealing with the Data: Ethical Issues in Case Study Research" (Cheri L. Williams); (4) "'Everything's Negotiable': Collaboration and Conflict in Composition Research" (Russel K. Durst and Sherry Cook Stanforth); (5) "Dilemmas of Fidelity: Qualitative Research in the Classroom" (Helen Dale); (6) "Ethnography and the Problem of the 'Other'" (Patricia A. Sullivan); (7) "Turning in upon Ourselves: Positionality, Subjectivity, and Reflexivity in Case Study and Ethnographic Research" (Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater); (8) "Constructing Voices in Writing Research: Developing Participatory Approaches to Situated Inquiry" (Ann M. Blakeslee and others); (9) "A Text for Many Voices: Representing Diversity in Reports of Naturalistic Research" (Lucille Parkinson McCarthy and Stephen M. Fishman); (10) "Culture on the Page: Experience, Rhetoric, and Aesthetics in Ethnographic Writing" (Bonnie S. Sunstein); (11) "Engendering Ethnography: Insights from the Feminist Critique of Postmodern Anthropology" (Roxanne D. Mountford); (12) "Writing, Rap, and Representation: Problematic Links between Texts and Experience" (Jabari Mahiri); (13) "Social and Institutional Power Relationships in Studies of Workplace Writing" (Jennie Dautermann); and (14) "Ethics, Institutional Review Boards, and the Involvement of Human Participants in Composition Research" (Paul V. Anderson). An afterword ("Ethics and Representation in Teacher Research" by Ruth E. Ray) is attached. Each chapter contains references. (RS)