Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies

New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy

Editors: Ruiz, Iris D., Sánchez, Raúl (Eds.)

  • Together 21st century latinx scholars in the field of rhetoric and composition to both claim and reclaim important conceptual terms that have been misused or appropriated by hegemonic forces working against the interests of minority students

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This book brings together Latinx scholars in Rhetoric and Composition to discuss keywords that have been misused or appropriated by forces working against the interests of minority students. For example, in educational and political forums, rhetorics of identity and civil rights have been used to justify ideas and policies that reaffirm the myth of a normative US culture that is white, Eurocentric, and monolinguistically English. Such attempts amount to a project of neo-colonization, if we understand colonization to mean not only the taking of land but also the taking of culture, of which language is a crucial part. The editors introduce the concept of epistemic delinking and argue for its use in conceptualizing a kind of rhetorical and discursive decolonization, and contributors offer examples of this decolonization in action through detailed work on specific terms. Specifically, they draw on their training in rhetoric and on their own experiences as people of color to help reset the field's agenda. They also theorize new keywords to shed light on the great varieties of Latinx writing, rhetoric, and literacies that continue to emerge and circulate in the culture at large, in the hope that the field will feel more urgently the need to recognize, theorize, and teach the intersections of writing, pedagogy, and politics.

About the authors

Iris D. Ruiz is Lecturer at the University of California, Merced, USA. She is the Co-Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Latin@ Caucus.

Raúl Sánchez is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Florida, USA. He has been a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Latin@ Caucus for over two decades. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies
Book Subtitle
New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy
Editors
  • Iris D. Ruiz
  • Raúl Sánchez
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52724-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52724-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52723-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 195
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics