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Curry, Michelle; Jacobi, Tobi – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
Entering jail is an assault on the senses. While volunteers and inmates might share visceral experiences of entering the institution, to enter "into" jail is not the same as being "in" jail. To be "in" is to be monitored--watched and listened to without exception or reprieve. To be in jail is to follow unwritten laws…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Writing (Composition), Writing Workshops
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Jacobi, Tobi – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This essay argues that while fostering individual and collaborative literacy can indeed promote self-awareness, confidence, and political awareness, the threat of emotional and material retribution is ever-present in jail, making the development of infrastructure challenging. Such reality compels engaged teacher-researchers to develop tactical…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Compliance (Psychology), Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Comstock, Michelle – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
This article addresses how community-university digital media literacy projects are redefining literacy, literate practices, and institutions. Using Actor-Network Theory (ANT), which emphasizes the organizing process itself, I analyze the shifting definitions of literacy within one particular university-community collaboration. My analysis…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), School Community Relationship, Multimedia Materials