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Out in the Center explores the personal struggles of tutors, faculty, and administrators in writing center communities as they negotiate the interplay between public controversies and features of their own intersectional identities. These essays address how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, faith, multilingualism, and learning differences, along with their intersections, challenge those who inhabit writing centers and engage in their conversations.
 
A diverse group of contributors interweaves personal experience with writing center theory and critical race theory, as well as theories on the politics and performance of identity. In doing so, Out in the Center extends upon the writing center corpus to disrupt and reimagine conventional approaches to writing center theory and practice. Out in the Center proposes that practitioners benefit from engaging in dialogue about identity to better navigate writing center work—work that informs the local and carries forth a social and cultural impact that stretches well beyond academic institutions.
 
Contributors:
Allia Abdullah-Matta, Nancy Alvarez, Hadi Banat, Tammy S. Conard-Salvo, Michele Eodice, Rochell Isaac, Sami Korgan, Ella Leviyeva, Alexandria Lockett, Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison, Anna Rita Napoleone, Beth A. Towle, Elizabeth Weaver, Tim Zmudka

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Public Controversies and Identity Politics in Writing Center Theory and Practice
  2. Harry Denny, Robert Mundy, Liliana M. Naydan, Richard Sévère, and Anna Sicari
  3. pp. 3-18
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  1. PART I: RACE
  1. 1. Being Seen and Not Seen: A Black Female Body in the Writing Center
  2. Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison
  3. pp. 21-27
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  1. 2. A Touching Place: Womanist Approaches to the Center
  2. Alexandria Lockett
  3. pp. 28-42
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  1. 3. Black Male Bodies in the Center
  2. Richard Sévère
  3. pp. 43-50
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  1. 4. Bodies in Space: His, Hers, and My Race
  2. Allia Abdullah-Matta
  3. pp. 51-65
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  1. 5. Sacred Pages: Writing as a Discursive Political Act
  2. Rochell Isaac
  3. pp. 66-74
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  1. Part I: Review
  2. pp. 75-80
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  1. PART II: MULTILINGUALISM
  1. 6. On Letting the Brown Bodies Speak (and Write)
  2. Nancy Alvarez
  3. pp. 83-89
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  1. 7. Naneun hangug salam-ibnida: Writing Centers and the Mixed-Raced Experience
  2. Tammy S. Conard-Salvo
  3. pp. 90-98
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  1. Part II: Review
  2. pp. 99-104
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  1. PART III: GENDER AND SEXUALITY
  1. 8. Everyday Truths: Reflections from a Woman Writing Center Professional
  2. Anna Sicari
  3. pp. 107-116
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  1. 9. Of Queers, Jeers, and Fears: Writing Centers as (Im)Possible Safe Spaces
  2. Harry Denny
  3. pp. 117-125
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  1. 10. The Politics of “I Got It”: Intersections, Performances, and Rhetorics of Masculinities in the Center
  2. Robert Mundy
  3. pp. 126-139
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  1. Part III: Review
  2. pp. 140-144
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  1. PART IV: RELIGION
  1. 11. On Guard!
  2. Sami Korgan
  3. pp. 147-152
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  1. 12. Coming Out as Jewish at a Catholic University
  2. Ella Leviyeva
  3. pp. 153-155
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  1. 13. Floating on Quicksand: Negotiating Academe While Tutoring as a Muslim
  2. Hadi Banat
  3. pp. 156-172
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  1. Part IV: Review
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. PART V: CLASS
  1. 14. An Adjunct among NYC Teaching Paraprofessionals: Class, Gender, and Race—and What It Means to “Work in Education”
  2. Elizabeth Weaver
  3. pp. 179-186
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  1. 15. Academic Classism and Writing Center Worker Identity
  2. Liliana M. Naydan
  3. pp. 187-196
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  1. 16. Other People’s Houses: Identity and Service in Writing Center Work
  2. Beth A. Towle
  3. pp. 197-202
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  1. 17. Class Division, Class Affect, and the Role of the Writing Center in Literacy Practices
  2. Anna Rita Napoleone
  3. pp. 203-211
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  1. Part V: Review
  2. pp. 212-218
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  1. PART VI: (DIS)ABILITY
  1. 18. Embracing Learning Differences: Spreading the Word to Writing Centers and Beyond
  2. Tim Zmudka
  3. pp. 221-236
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  1. Part VI: Review
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Conclusion: Identity Politics Redux: A Call for Sustainable Action
  2. Harry Denny, Robert Mundy, Liliana M. Naydan, Richard Sévère, and Anna Sicari
  3. pp. 239-245
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  1. Afterword
  2. Michele Eodice
  3. pp. 246-248
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  1. References
  2. pp. 249-260
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 261-262
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 263-267
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607327837
Related ISBN
9781607327820
MARC Record
OCLC
1083762955
Pages
279
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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