Circulating Communities

Circulating Communities : The Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing

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Circulating Communities: The Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing, edited by Paula Mathieu, Steve Parks, and Tiffany Rousculp, represents the first attempt to gather the myriad of community and college publishing projects, providing not only history and analysis but extended samples of the community writing produced. Rather than feature only the voices of academic scholars, this collection also features the words of writing group participants, community organizers, literacy instructors, librarians, and stay-at-home parents that have been historically overlooked by scholars of literature, journalism, and literacy.
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  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739167103
  • 9780739167106

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Making Writing Accessible to All: The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers and The FED, by Nick Pollard and Pat Smart Chapter 2: The Challenges of Circulation: International Networking of Homeless Publications, by Paula Mathieu Chapter 3: Respect, Writing, Community: Write Around Portland, by Sara Guest with Hanna Neuschwander and Robyn Steely Chapter 4: Listen to My Story: The Transformative Possibilities of Storytelling in Immigrant Communities, by Mark Lyons Chapter 5: Oral Histories as Community Outreach: Toward a Deeper Understanding of a Rural Public Sphere, by Laurie Cella Chapter 6: Unfinished: A Story of sine cera, a Community Publication in Process, by Rachel Meads Chapter 7: "Here in this Place": Write On! of Durham, North Carolina, by Kimberly Abels, Kristal Moore Clemons, Julie Wilson, Autumn Winters and Mahogany Woods Chapter 8: Sharing Space: Collaborative Programming Within and Between Communities, by Mairead Case, Annie Knepler, and Rupal Soni Chapter 9: Katrina in Their Own Words: Collecting, Creating, and Publishing Writing on the Storm, by Richard Louth Chapter 10: Writers Speaking Out: The Challenges of Community Publishing from Spaces of Confinement, by Tobi Jacobi and Elliot Johnston, with the SpeakOut! Writing Workshop Facilitators and Writers Chapter 11: "A Bunch of Us Beg to Differ!": Queer Community Literacy and Rhetorics of Civic Pride, by A.V. Luce
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Circulating Communities introduces a much needed, new area of scholarship: community publishing. It tackles a question largely ignored by most scholarship on public writing: How do groups-especially marginalized groups-publish and distribute their work? Best of all, it provides clear-eyed analyses of marginalized communities as they struggle to speak publicly and on their own terms. This new focus on circulation and community publishing is a must read for any program that studies or teaches public writing. -- Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, The George Washington University
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About Steven J. Parks

Paula Mathieu is associate professor of English at Boston College where she teaches courses in composition pedagogy, nonfiction writing, rhetoric, and homeless literature while also directing the First-Year Writing Program and the Writing Fellows Program. Steve Parks is associate professor of writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University where he teachers entry and advanced courses in composition theory and practice. He also leads seminars on community publishing and community organization. Tiffany Rousculp is an associate professor in the English Department at Salt Lake Community College in Utah where she teaches composition, linguistics and sociolinguistics courses.
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