Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture

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Jacqueline Jones Royster, Ann Marie Mann Simpkins
SUNY Press, Mar 29, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 303 pages
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In recent decades, the concepts of race, gender, and culture have come to function as “calling cards,” the terms by which we announce ourselves as professionals and negotiate acceptance and/or rejection in the academic marketplace. In this volume, contributors from composition, literature, rhetoric, literacy, and cultural studies share their experiences and insights as researchers, scholars, and teachers who centralize these concepts in their work. Reflecting deliberately on their own research and classroom practices, the contributors share theoretical frameworks, processes, and methodologies; consider the quality of the knowledge and the understanding that their theoretical approaches generate; and address various challenges related to what it actually means to perform this type of work both professionally and personally, especially in light of the ways in which we are all raced, gendered, and acculturated.
 

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Contents

The More Things Change Or Why I Teach Whiteness
17
Bombs and Bullshit Interventions in a Very Dangerous Time
33
Transforming Images The Scholarship of American Indian Women
47
Men as Cautious Feminists Reading Responding RoleModeling as a Man
61
Guns Language and Beer Hunting For a WorkingClass Language in the Academy
75
Refiguring Culture History and Methodology
91
Smarts A Cautionary Tale Valerie Lee
93
Naming and Proclaiming the Self Black Feminist Literary History Making
107
The Paradigm of Margaret Cavendish Reading Womens Alternative Rhetorics in a Global Context
171
Making This Country Great Native American Educational Sovereignty in North Carolina
187
ReForming Analytical Paradigms
201
Say What? Rediscovering Hugh Blair and the Racialization of Language Culture and Pedagogy in EighteenthCentury Rhetoric
203
By The Way Where Did You Learn to Speak? Black Sites of Rhetorical Education
215
Rhetorical Traditions and the Reform Writing of Mary Ann Shadd Cary
229
Toni Morrison and Race Matters Rhetoric Reading Race and Whiteness in Visual Culture
243
Last Words
255

Speaking With and To Me Discursive Positioning and the Unstable Categories of Race Class and Gender
121
Questioning Our Methodological Metaphors
133
Pretenders on the Throne Gender Race and Authority in the Composition Classroom
147
Veiled Worlds The Postcolonial Feminist and the Question of Where
159
Works Cited
265
Contributors
287
Index
293
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At The Ohio State University at Columbus, Jacqueline Jones Royster is Professor of English and Ann Marie Mann Simpkins is Assistant Professor of English. Royster is the author of Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women and Critical Inquiries: Readings on Culture and Community.

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