Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy

Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy Author Eric Darnell Pritchard
ISBN-10 0809335549
ISBN-13 9780809335541
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
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Fashioning Lives Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy analyzes the life stories of sixty Black lesbian gay bisexual transgender and queer LGBTQ people along with archival documents literature and film Author Eric Darnell Pritchard provides a theoretical framework for studying the literacy work of Black LGBTQ people who do not fit into the traditional categories imposed on their language practices and identities Examining the myriad ways literacy is used to inflict harm Pritchard discusses how these harmful events prompt Black LGBTQ people to ensure their own survival by repurposing literacy through literacy performances fueled by accountability to self and communal love towards social and political change a process the author calls restorative literacies Pritchard highlights restorative literacies in literacy institutions e g libraries schools historical records repositories religious and spiritual spaces parties community events activist organizations and digital spheres This trailblazing study draws connections between race and queerness in literacy composition and rhetoric and provides the basis for a sustainable dialogue on their intersections in the discipline

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Fashioning Lives

Fashioning Lives Author Eric Darnell Pritchard
ISBN-10 9780809335541
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 326

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