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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

2012

Conference

Social justice

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Class Dismissed: Exploring The Semiotic Niche Of Academicians With Working Class Roots, Robin Redmon Wright Jun 2012

Class Dismissed: Exploring The Semiotic Niche Of Academicians With Working Class Roots, Robin Redmon Wright

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper is one part of a larger study of scholars with working-class backgrounds. The purpose was to find factors in their working-class upbringing that led to their pursuit of a doctorate and life in the academy. In this section, I use symbolic conversion theory and biosemiotics to in the analysis and discussion of two major threads running through the study: the role of parochial education and an early passion for reading. Keywords: class, social justice, biosemiotics, symbolic convergence, higher education, embodied.


Walking Against The Grain: A Case Study Of Catholic Women‟S Social Justice Discourse, Practice And Spirituality In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Sherri K. Lawless Jun 2012

Walking Against The Grain: A Case Study Of Catholic Women‟S Social Justice Discourse, Practice And Spirituality In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Sherri K. Lawless

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study explored the relationship between Catholic women adult educators‘ understanding of social justice and their engagement in anti-poverty activist practice with Hurricane Katrina survivors, in the context of a religiously-affiliated organization. While the privilege discourse was predominantly used by the eight activists interviewed, analysis also revealed that they understood social justice in multiple and layered ways. Specifically, these adult educator activists‘ enacted practice has a complexity that does not conform neatly to traditional conceptualizations of social justice. Keywords: Adult educator activists, Anti-poverty activism, Catholic social thought, Catholic women, Critical theory, Economic inequality, Homeless People, Katrina, Poverty, Spirituality, Social …