Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics

by Elenore Long (Author)
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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.

Publication date
March 22, 2008
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Page count
316
ISBN
9781602353190
Paper ISBN
9781602350564
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1 MB