Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace
Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace: Gender, Literacy, and Outsourcing in Ghana by Beatrice Quarshie Smith explores the conditions that underlie the outsourcing of US data-processing work in Ghana. Here Beatrice Quarshie Smith describes the convergence and interplay of at least four different socio-economic forces: (1) the digital and satellite technology enabling virtual environments for global outsourced data-processing; (2) the historical development of Ghana as a politically-stable Anglophone society with a relatively strong tradition of public education; (3) the neoliberal economic restructuring policies advanced by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; and (4) the ready availability of women seeking to enter. . .
Feminist Rhetorical Resilience
Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for feminist rhetoric, with emphasis on agency, change, and hope in the daily lives of individuals or groups of individuals disempowered by social or material forces Collectively, these chapters create a robust conception of resilience as a complex rhetorical process, redeeming it from its popular association with individual heroism through an important focus on relationality, community, and an ethics of connection . . .
This is What They Say
Michigan's economic boom and bust murmurs like an omen for a now-struggling America in This Is What They Say, as poet M. Bartley Seigel reminds us, "we are all collapsing stars." If you listen close, you can hear the secret, untold desires, the "ragged, roiling rage" that emanates from the break rooms and abandoned barns of the upper Midwest. Here is the honest account of lives where "scars are replaced with more scars." This is how it feels to grow into adulthood in a first-world wasteland: the slow burn of homemade liquor, the bone-deep ache of a cavity, and the keen of metal against glass. This is the moving and tragic strain that comes between families as they attempt to "clasp arms and dive into this thing together, electric and beautiful as bullets," and This Is What They Say.
Romancing the Atom
In 1945, Albert Einstein said, "The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking … the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind." This statement seems more valid today than ever. Romancing the Atom: Nuclear Infatuation from the Radium Girls to Fukushima presents compelling moments that clearly depict the folly and shortsightedness of our "atomic mindset" and shed light upon current issues of nuclear power, waste disposal, and weapons development The book consists of ten nonfiction historical vignettes, including the women radium dial painters of the 1920s, the expulsion of the Bikini Island residents to create a massive "petri dish" for post-World War II bomb and radiation testing, the government-subsidized uranium rush of the 1950s and its effects on Native American communities . . .
The Intercorporeal Self
Recent Faculty Publications
Wendy K. Z. Anderson
- Anderson, W. K. Z., defining digital humanities: movement from new to digital media scholarship. See at http://www.hu.mtu.edu/~wkzander/files/site/splash (MTU, Houghton, MI), (January 15, 2012 - May 29, 2012).
Victoria L. Bergvall
- Bergvall, Victoria Lee, Janet Mueller Bing, and Alice F. Freed. Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice. Boston: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1996. Print.
Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval
- Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval. The Imaginary in the Writing of Latin American Author Amanda Labarca Hubertson (1886-1975): Supplements to a Feminist Critique. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.
- Bowler, M. J., "Heidegger on Hermeneutic Rationality: Λόγος and World" in Hermeneutic Rationality, International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, Vol. 3. Maria Luisa Portocarrero, Luis António Umbelino, and Andrzej Wiercinski, (Lit-Verlag, Berlin, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012), Chapter 1, 11. (Published)
- Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, with Elizabeth Flynn and Patty Sotirin. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2011. Print.
- “Moving On and Beyond: STC Programmatic Assessment Models,” with Erik Hayenga and Jingfang Ren. Programmatic Perspectives. 2012. Web.
- “Static to Dynamic: Professional Identity as Inventory, Invention, and Performance in Classrooms and Workplace,” with Joanna Schreiber. Technical Communication Quarterly, forthcoming 2013. Print.
- Collins, S., "“I’m Not a Celebrity But I Play One on Late-Night TV: The Problem with Politicians and Celebrity”" in The Problem with American Political Discourse. Clarke Rountree, (Praeger),. (Accepted)
- Collins, S., "Propaganda Studies: The U.S. Interwar Years" in Media History and the Foundations of Media Studies. Nerone, J., (Blackwell, Malden, MA),. (Accepted)
Marilyn M. Cooper
- “Rhetorical Agency as Emergent and Enacted,” College Composition and Communication, 62 (2011): 420-49. Read More
- “Being Linked to the Matrix: Biology, Technology, and Writing,” Rhetorics and Technologies: New Directions in Writing and Communication, ed. Stuart A. Selber. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010. Pp. 15-32.
- The Animal Who Writes. Book manuscript under consideration at the University of Pittsburgh Press.
- Dajes, T., "From Pop to Populism: Jesús Ruiz Durand's Agrarian Reform Posters" in Seeing in Spanish: From Don Quixote to Daddy Yankee, 22 Essays on Hispanic Visual Cultures. Prout, R., Altenberg, T., (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, June 2011), Chapter 10, 129-142. (Published)
Elizabeth A. Flynn
- Flynn, E. A., Sotirin, P. J., Brady, M. A., Feminist Rhetorical Resilience. University of Utah Press, 2012.
Ramon A. Fonkoué
- Fonkoue, R. A., Cheng, J. S. C. S., "“Primitivist Empathy”. Translation of Carlo Severi's 'L'empathie primitiviste '." Art in Translation (online). Claudia Heide, (Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, March 2012), 4 (1). (Accepted)
- Stefka Hristova "Abu Ghraib: A Ghostly Story” in Gender, Power, and Military Occupations: Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945. Eds. Christine de Matos and Rowena Ward. Routledge (March 2012). Read More
- Stefka Hristova. “Life is Waiting:” Statehood, Temporality, and Mobility at The Terminal” Transnational Subjects Journal Vol 2. N. 1 (2012). Read More
- Sefka Hristova. “’Doing a Lynndie’: Iconography of a Gesture”accepted for publication by Visual Anthropology.
- Stefka Hristova. “Occupy Wall Street meets Occupy Iraq: On Remembering and Forgetting in a Digital Age” Radical History Review. Accepted.
- “Digitized Animalized Camouflage: A Zone of Biopolitical Indistinction” Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events Accepted.
L. Syd M. Johnson
- Johnson, L. Syd M., "Abortion: Ethical Perspectives" in Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Alja Kooistra, (Gale, New York NY),. (Submitted)
- Johnson, L. Syd M., "Return to play guidelines cannot solve the football-related concussion problem.", Journal of School Health. 82 (4), 180-185, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012). (peer-reviewed/refereed) (Published)
- Johnson, L. Syd M., "The Ethically Dubious Practice of Thwarting the Redemption of the Condemned", American Journal of Bioethics. 11 (10), 9-10, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011). (not peer-reviewed/refereed) (Published)
- Gilbert, F., Johnson, L. Syd M., "The Impact of American Tackle Football-Related Concussion in Youth Athletes", AJOB Neuroscience. 2 (4), 48-59, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011). (peer-reviewed/refereed) (Published)
Robert R. Johnson
- Romancing the Atom: Nuclear Infatuation from the Radium Girls to Fukushima. Praeger Press, 2012
- Johnson, Robert R. User-centered Technology: A Rhetorical Theory for Computers and Other Mundane Artifacts. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. Print.
Karla Saari Kitalong
- Johnson, E. V., Kitalong, K. M., Gray, A. A., "Writing Across the Keweenaw: Imagining a Fusion of Educators in a Remote Rural Context", Community Literacy Journal. (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2012). (peer-reviewed/refereed) (Not Accepted)
- Kitalong, K. M., "From Collision to Collaboration: A New Role for Project Evaluators in the Development of Interactive Media" in Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models, and Applications. Bowdon, M., Carpenter, R., (IGI Global, 2011),. (Published)
- Kitalong, K. M., "From Collision to Collaboration: An Expanded Role for Project Evaluators in the Development of Interactive Media" in Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models, and Applications. Kitalong, K. M., (IGI Global, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011), Chapter 25, 278-284. (Published)
- Marratto, Scott. The Intercorporeal Self: Merleau-Ponty on Subjectivity. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012. Read More
- Schmidt, Lawrence E., with Scott Marratto. The End of Ethics in a Technological Society. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2008. Read More
- Marratto, Scott. “Russon’s Pharmacy: Desire, Philosophy, and the Ambiguity of ‘Mental Health.’” In Philosophical Apprenticeships: Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada, eds. Jay Lampert and Jason Robinson. University of Ottawa Press, 2009: 98-120.
- Marratto, Scott. “‘This power to which we are vowed’: Ipseity and Language in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology.” In Time, Memory, Institution: Merleau-Ponty’s New Ontology of Self, eds. Kym Mclaren and David Morris (under review, Ohio University Press).
- Ren, J., Salvo, M. J., "Participatory Assessment in Context: (Re)Locating Expertise in Stakeholders", (peer-reviewed/refereed) (Revising to Resubmit)
Ciro A. Sandoval
- Sandoval, Ciro A., and Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval. José María Arguedas: Reconsiderations for Latin American Cultural Studies. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1998. Print.
M. Bartley Seigel
- This Is What They Say (Typecast, 2012)
- Vosecky, T., Seigel, M. A., Wallace, C. R., Making and Acting: Enthographic Development of a Case Study Approach. (Taylor & Francis, 2010),. (Accepted)
- Seigel, M. A., Reproductive Technologies: Pregnancy, Usability, and Technical Communication. (Texas Tech University Press),. (Revising to Resubmit)
Diane L. Shoos
- Shoos, D. L., "Representing Domestic Violence: Ambivalence and Difference in What’s Love Got to Do With It" in Masculinity Lessons: Rethinking Men's and Women's Studies. James V. Catano and Daniel A. Novak, (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland 2011), Chapter 12, 222-240. (Published)
Jennifer Daryl Slack
- Slack, Jennifer Daryl, and J. Macgregor Wise. Culture and Technology: A Primer. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2005. Print.
Beatrice Quarshie Smith
- Ellingson, Laura L., and Patricia J. Sotirin. Aunting: Cultural Practices that Sustain Family and Community Life. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010. Print.
- “The Western Marxist and the Concept of Ideology Critique.” VNU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 28, No. 5E (2012), 47-56. Read More
- "Learning to Learn, Learning to Earn, Learning to Consume: Neoliberalism and American Higher Education", American Studies Journal of Ukraine, March 2011, 120-7.
- "Never Grow Up, Never Grow Old: Postmodernism and the Infantilization of American Culture." In Crestianicov, Helen, ed. Sailing Uncharted Waters. Chisinau: University of Moldova Press, 2009, 71-79.
- "The Humanities and their Boundaries." JAC (Journal of Advanced Composition), Fall, 2006, 657-76. Read More
- "The Decline of Privilege and the Rise of Privatization in Public Higher Education." In Toward Deprivatized Pedagogy, edited by Diana C. Bell and Margaret Nugent. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006, 207-17.
- "Nothing that is Human is Alien to Me: Neoliberalism and the End of Bildung." Révue des Littératures de l'Union Européenne, September 2005, 29-40. Read More
- "Gender, Class and Vocationalism in the Corporate University." Genders 35 (Spring 2002). Read More
- Growing Up Postmodern: Neoliberalism and the War on the Young (editor and introduction) Washington: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.