Blackman, Lisa. Introduction: Thinking Through The Body

Blackman, Lisa. "Introduction: Thinking Through The Body." The Body: The Key Concepts. Oxford New York: Berg, 2008. 1-13. Print. To remember: [AnneMarie Mol] argues that the body is not bounded by the skin, where we understand the skin to be a kind of container for the self, but rather our bodies always extend and connect … Continue reading Blackman, Lisa. Introduction: Thinking Through The Body

Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Movement]

From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) When I think of my body, and ask what it does to earn that name, two things stand out. It moves. It feels. In fact, it does both at the same time. It moves as it feels, and it feels itself moving. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Movement]

Scott, Tony. “Writing Enacts and Creates Identities and Ideologies”

Scott, Tony. “Writing Enacts and Creates Identities and Ideologies.” Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Logan: Utah State UP, 2015. Print. Scott casts writing as "ideological enactment," highlighting the social implications of the practice. He points to the burden of writing educators to remain cognizant of assumptions and their pedagogical impact. … Continue reading Scott, Tony. “Writing Enacts and Creates Identities and Ideologies”

Yagelski, Robert., Literacy Matters: Writing and reading the social self

Yagelski, R. (2000). Literacy Matters: Writing and reading the social self. New York: Teachers College Press. Google Review: Literacy can empower students, but it may also limit their understanding if taught without regard for the context of their lives. Using his encounters with students, in high school, college, and state prison classrooms, as well as his … Continue reading Yagelski, Robert., Literacy Matters: Writing and reading the social self

Brandt, Deborah, and Katie Clinton. “Limits of the Local: Expanding Perspectives on Literacy as Social Practice”

Brandt, Deborah, and Katie Clinton. "Limits of the Local: Expanding Perspectives on Literacy as Social Practice." Journal of Literacy Research 34.3 (2002): 337-56. Print.   Abstract: This essay reflects on how the social practice model of literacy, an approach that defines reading and writing as situated, social practices, undertheorizes certain aspects of literacy, making it … Continue reading Brandt, Deborah, and Katie Clinton. “Limits of the Local: Expanding Perspectives on Literacy as Social Practice”