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ERIC Number: EJ1100366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Across Time and Space: The Transnational Movement of Asian American Rhetoric
Young, Morris
Composition Studies, v44 n1 p131-133 Spr 2016
In her 2006 essay examining the "global turn" in rhetoric and composition, Wendy Hesford sought to "foster reflection about the possibilities of an imagined global geography" and to "examine the ways in which scholars imperil or safeguard disciplinary identities and methods that take for granted the nation-state and citizen-subject as units of analysis and ignore the global forces shaping individual lives and literate practices" (789). While Morris Young's own work has focused on Asian Americans and their rhetorical and literacy practices, he has begun to consider the implications of what Hesford identifies in her second point above: how scholars may "take for granted the nation-state and citizen-subject as units of analysis and ignore the global forces shaping individual lives and literate practices." Herein he describes the goals of his current project in which he considers the spatial dimensions, both metaphorical and material, that shape the conditions for rhetorical production. He concludes by highlighting three scholars whose work extends the transnational/transhistorical contexts that frame Asian American rhetorical activity.
University of Cincinnati. Department of English, P.O. Box 210069, Cincinnati, OH 45221. Tel: 513-556-6519; Fax: 513-556-5960; e-mail: compstudies@uc.edu; Web site: http://www.uc.edu/journals/composition-studies.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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