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Constructing A Sociological Biography: A Surprisingly Complex Autobiographical Practice, Sara Louise Wheeler 2017 Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Bangor University

Constructing A Sociological Biography: A Surprisingly Complex Autobiographical Practice, Sara Louise Wheeler

The Qualitative Report

Biographical statements are an important part of impressions management in the academic milieu. These statements provide an online presence, accompany our academic products, and represent us in the academy. This becomes a high stakes activity, which can be quite anxiety provoking. As a qualitative sociologist with a particular interest in auto/ biography, producing such a statement really ought to be easy - putting into words: who I am, what I do, and where I am currently located. However, writing sociological biographies requires a fine balance, particularly during the early career phase, when we may be juggling projects, research directions and institutions ...


Introduction To Poroi 12.2, David Depew 2017 University of Iowa, emeritus

Introduction To Poroi 12.2, David Depew

Poroi

No abstract provided.


How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon 2017 Michigan State University

How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon

Poroi

Rhetoric, as a discipline, can and should play a part in helping (re)formulate and (re)frame approaches to human trafficking because of the potential for such change to ripple through cultural discourse, leading to shifts across public understanding, law, and policy. Specifically, I argue that a Cultural Rhetorics approach is both necessary for and best suited to initiate the building of new communication spaces to address the issue of human trafficking. Indeed, the lens of Cultural Rhetorics reveals new priorities for scholarly intervention. This work must be rooted in and driven by attentiveness to and careful handling of stories ...


Uptaking Race: Genre, Msg, And Chinese Dinner, Jennifer L. LeMesurier 2017 Colgate University

Uptaking Race: Genre, Msg, And Chinese Dinner, Jennifer L. Lemesurier

Poroi

Scientific research demonstrates that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is neither solely found in Chinese food nor a cause for health panics. Nonetheless, such a narrative still persists in the public sphere. I conduct a rhetorical analysis of the original debate on MSG to illuminate how the process of genre uptake – the process of information selection and translation from medical discussion to popular news – facilitated this prejudiced understanding. In the original debate about MSG’s effects, doctors trivialized this issue via satire that was based on latent stereotypes of Chinese identity. Although performed as insider humor, these responses were sufficiently aligned to ...


The Radical Insufficiency And Wily Possibilities Of Rstem, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke 2017 University of Rhode Island

The Radical Insufficiency And Wily Possibilities Of Rstem, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Creative Engagements: Community Management Roles For Rstem Praxis, Sara B. Parks 2017 Iowa State University

Creative Engagements: Community Management Roles For Rstem Praxis, Sara B. Parks

Poroi

Established roles for praxis beyond teaching are often missing from discussions of RSTEM engagement with the science community. Although it is important to ground engagement in identifiable roles, it may be that these roles are still being conceived or need to be re-created contextually for every engagement situation. This paper grounds RSTEM engagement in one identifiable field of practice: scientific community management. RSTEM's specialized attention to and understanding of how science communities and genre systems interact can provide insight into the forming of these communities and their management.


Rhetorical Principles On Uncertainty For Transdisciplinary Engagement And Improved Climate Risk Communication, Kenneth Walker 2017 University of Texas, San Antonio

Rhetorical Principles On Uncertainty For Transdisciplinary Engagement And Improved Climate Risk Communication, Kenneth Walker

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Becoming "Forces Of Change": Making A Case For Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Medicine, Lauren E. Cagle 2017 University of Kentucky

Becoming "Forces Of Change": Making A Case For Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Medicine, Lauren E. Cagle

Poroi

No abstract provided.


A Walk Into The Past: Access To Adoption Records, Anna N. Beck 2017 Central Virginia Community College

A Walk Into The Past: Access To Adoption Records, Anna N. Beck

Exigence

Thousands of children are adopted every year, yet a majority of these children have no knowledge of who their parents are or where they come from. Adoptees should have the right to access their birth records and medical history. Furthermore, it is vital for adoptees to have an understanding of their cultural identity, just as most American do. The right to birth records is a fundamental right to every citizen of the United States. Adoptees should be granted the right to know who their parents are, with consent from the birth parents, where they come from, and why they are ...


America’S Diabetes Crisis: There Is No Reason!, Faith M. Tucker 2017 Central Virginia Community College

America’S Diabetes Crisis: There Is No Reason!, Faith M. Tucker

Exigence

Many Americans are unaware of the diabetes crisis. Experts estimate that in the near future, a third of all adults in the United States will be diagnosed with diabetes. For diabetic patients, lack of management can swiftly lead to complications that can be life changing and even life threatening. Having a physician who can work closely with a patient to try different methods of medication and therapy can make the difference between the success and failure of a patient. Unfortunately, many people diagnosed with diabetes do not take their diagnosis seriously. A substantial percentage of diabetics cannot afford to manage ...


Death With Dignity, Jane E. Sawtell-Fearn 2017 Tidewater Community College

Death With Dignity, Jane E. Sawtell-Fearn

Exigence

This paper examines the issue of euthanasia, or physician assisted suicide, which has become increasingly prominent in the media and subject to public debate in recent years, both in the United States and the United Kingdom. This can largely be attributed to the publicity surrounding high-profile cases in which people suffering from terminal illnesses have ended their lives through voluntary euthanasia, and the increase in “suicide tourism” to Switzerland from the United Kingdom and other countries. The paper analyzes common arguments against euthanasia such as religious objections and concerns about a “slippery slope” leading to involuntary euthanasia. It reviews individual ...


Research, Analysis, And Writing, Denise Snee, Kristin Houlton, Nancy Heckel 2017 American Public University System

Research, Analysis, And Writing, Denise Snee, Kristin Houlton, Nancy Heckel

ePress Course Materials

Research, Analysis, and Writing explores the different stages of a research project, from defining an issue and developing a research question to creating an essay that incorporates critical sources. Chapters include:

  1. Writing and Research in the Academic Sphere;
  2. Research Proposals and Thesis Statements;
  3. Asking the Right Questions: Academic Honesty, Critical Thinking, Rhetorical Analysis, and Writing Surveys;
  4. Critical Thinking, Source Evaluations, and Analyzing Academic Writing;
  5. Using Materials from Sources;
  6. Let the Writing Begin;
  7. Drafts, Conclusions, and Abstracts; and
  8. It's Not Over 'til the Revising, Editing, & Proofreading Are.

Published 2012; Revised 2017.


As If By Magic: Unleashing Critical And Expressive Voices Through A Rhetoric Of "This/And" In First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

As If By Magic: Unleashing Critical And Expressive Voices Through A Rhetoric Of "This/And" In First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation engages academic, creative, and student genres in conversation in order to challenge the strict discursive and stylistic boundaries placed around college writing, particularly in first-year composition. Because this project aims to thrust first-year writing pedagogy beyond the confines of fixed genre forms, its inquiry is multimodal, intermingling writing styles and research modes so that, in scholar-teacher Wendy Bishop’s words, “I can think in and through them all” (“Places to Stand” 17). The particulars—or “data”—informing this study are primarily archival, textual (often a combination of the two), experimental, and experiential. Broadly speaking, this inquiry consists of ...


Introduction To The Symposium On Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering And Medicine, Carl G. Herndl 2017 University of South Florida, Tampa

Introduction To The Symposium On Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering And Medicine, Carl G. Herndl

Poroi

This article argues for an engaged rhetoric of science, technology, engineering and medicine (RSTEM) that collaborates with science in the development and execution of research projects. It traces the emergence of an engaged RSTEM through recent disciplinary history and identifies Bruno Latour and Harry Collins and Robert Evans’ work as watershed moments that influence this commitment to collaboration. In reviewing the history of critique in the discipline, it argues that we have practical and political common ground with science that can supersede the necessity of critique. Finally, it addresses the difficult questions of why we as a discipline and as ...


Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham MacPhee 2017 West Chester University

Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham Macphee

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir 2017 Ohio State University - Main Campus

Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden 2017 Brandeis University

Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


When Children Are Water: Representation Of Central American Migrant Children In Public Discourse And Implications For Educators, Theresa Catalano 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

When Children Are Water: Representation Of Central American Migrant Children In Public Discourse And Implications For Educators, Theresa Catalano

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Since June, 2014 when the U.S. government began to document an increase in unaccompanied/separated children arriving in the United States from Central America, these children have become a frequent topic in media discourse. Because rhetoric about immigration issues have been shown to affect schooling of these children, the present paper aims to examine how these children are represented in the discourse of one community. Findings from this critical multimodal discourse analysis reveal multiple strategies of representation that result in the dominant metaphor of IMMIGRANT CHILDREN ARE DANGEROUS WATER and negative perceptions that have implications for the education of ...


Expanding Transnational Frames Into Composition Studies: Revising The Rhetoric And Writing Minor At The American University In Cairo, James P. Austin 2017 Fort Hays State University

Expanding Transnational Frames Into Composition Studies: Revising The Rhetoric And Writing Minor At The American University In Cairo, James P. Austin

English Faculty Papers

This chapter examines U.S.-based approaches to curricular revision of the Rhetoric and Writing Minor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) through analysis of faculty interviews and relevant artifacts. Through this analysis, and consideration of AUC’s development in the context of changes in Egypt, the chapter argues that U.S.-based curricular approaches satisfied various local needs among AUC’s writing faculty and students. These findings complicate claims within international composition studies, which are concerned with non-reflective export of U.S. linguistic, pedagogical and program models into international sites. This chapter calls for expanding the perspective of ...


Engl 1050: Thought And Writing, Lacey M. Wolfer 2016 Western Michigan University

Engl 1050: Thought And Writing, Lacey M. Wolfer

Lacey M. Wolfer

No abstract provided.


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