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Narrative Acts: Rhetoric, Race and Identity, Knowledge (Journet, Boehm, Britt)

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Code: 978-1-61289-021-0

Title: Narrative Acts
Sub-title: Rhetoric, Race and Identity, Knowledge
Editor(s): Debra Journet, Beth A. Boehm and Cynthia E. Britt
Publish Date: June 2011
Pages: 288
Format: Paper
This collection explores the rhetorical, epistemological, and experiential dimensions of narrative, particularly as it relates to teaching, scholarship, and research in rhetoric and composition. Its three sections focus on how narrative shapes our understanding of rhetoric, race and identity, and action. Central to its focus is the constitutive and constructive nature of narrative: how it works to define and determine who we are as individuals, groups and nations. At its core, the book operates from the assumption that narrative is both a mode of discourse or representation and a form of action. Contributors to this volume look at narrative texts—including disciplinary genres, workplace writing, autobiographies and memoirs, and student writing. And they look at narrative actions—how people narrativize their lives and how those life narratives are enacted in the classroom and other settings. Chapters examine narrative across the disciplines; in public arenas; in relation to race, gender and ethnicity; in various genres; in the classroom and in popular culture. The book extends our understanding of narrative by applying it in new ways and to new questions; and it extends our understanding of a set of core disciplinary topics by exploring them through a narrative lens.

Contents: Introduction, Debra Journet, Beth A. Boehm and Cynthia E. Britt. RHETORIC. Disciplinary Narratives of Rhetoric and Composition—1980-2000: A Cultural Rhetoric Approach, James T. Zebroski. The Rhetoric of Narrative: What the Law as Narrative Movement Can Teach the Rest of the Narrative Turn, Aaron McKain. The Narrativity of Visual Rhetoric: Image as Historical Event, Christopher Carter. Foreign and Domestic: Gender and the Place(s) of Asian American Rhetoric, Morris Young. Narrative as Remix: Children’s Appropriation of Popular Culture, Thomas Newkirk. IDENTITY AND RACE. Theorizing Digital Storytelling: From Narrative Practice to Racial Counterstory, Jason F. Lovvorn. Storylines on the New Racism: Student Narratives, Teacher Narratives, and Public Narratives, Victor Villanueva. The Language of Narratives: Racial Identity, Development and the Implications of Writing Classrooms, Sheila L. Carter-Tod. Narratives of Perpetrators: Ghastly Tales and Multiple Truths, Robert Kraft. Public and Private Memories of Displacement: Narrating Removal and Relocation, Katrina M. Powell. KNOWLEDGE. Narrative Knowledge, Arthur C. Danto. Palomeric Observations: Seeing, Science, Scening, Narrative (Calvino, Einstein, et al.), Anthony O’Keefe. Folklore and the Search for Home, Ruth Behar. Narrating Ourselves, Marilyn C. Cooper. Genres as Sites of Narrative (Inter)Action: Exploring the Uptake of Professional, Public, and Popular Genres, Anis Bawarshi, Angela Jones and Mary Jo Rieff. Author Index. Subject Index.

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