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Author Flower, Linda.

Title Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Part 1. A Community/University Collaboration; 1. What Is Community Literacy?; 2. Taking Literate Action; Part 2. Theoretical Frameworks and Working Theories; 3. Images of Engagement in Composition Studies; 4. Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here?; 5. Images of Empowerment; Part 3. Rhetorical Tools in the Rhetoric of Making a Difference; 6. Intercultural Inquiry and the Transformation of Service; 7. The Search for Situated Knowledge; 8. Taking Rhetorical Agency; 9. Affirming a Contested Agency
10. Intercultural Inquiry: A Brief GuideNotes; References; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover
Summary Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement explores the critical practice of intercultural inquiry and rhetorical problem-solving that encourages urban writers and college mentors alike to take literate action. Author Linda Flower documents an innovative experiment in community literacy, the Community Literacy Center in Pittsburgh, and posits a powerful and distinctively rhetorical model of community engagement and pedagogy for both marginalized and privileged writers and speakers. In addition, she articulates a theory of local publics and explores the transfo
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Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Case studies.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Intercultural communication -- Case studies.
Intercultural communication -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Literacy programs -- Case studies.
Literacy programs -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Literacy -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Literacy -- Social aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0809386992