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Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement
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Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement (Paperback)


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This book presents a comprehensive literate action.""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 transformative potential of alternative discourses and counter-public performances.In presenting a comprehensive pedagogy for literate action, the volume offers strategies for talking and collaborating across difference, for conducting an intercultural inquiry that draws out situated knowledge and rival interpretations of shared problems, and for writing and speaking to advocate for personal and public transformation.

Linda Flower is a professor of rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University and the author, editor, or coeditor of eight books, including The Construction of Negotiated Meaning: A Social Cognitive Theory of Writing (SIU Press). The cofounder of the Community Literacy Center in Pittsburgh, Flower also has served as codirector of the Department of Education's National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy at Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon.

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