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Literacies of/from the Pluriversal (Hardback)

Tools for Perseverance and Livable Futures

P&S History > Humanities > Language & Literature

Edited by Damián Baca, Edited by Ellen Cushman, Edited by Romeo Garcia
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780822947295
Published: 31st March 2024
Casemate UK Academic



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Decolonial projects can end up reinforcing dominant modes of thinking by shoehorning understandings of Indigenous and non-Western traditions within Eurocentric frameworks. The pluralization of literacies and the creation of so-called alternative rhetorics accepts that there is a totalizing reality of rhetoric and literacy. This volume seeks to decenter these theories and to engage Indigenous contexts on their own terms, starting with the very tools of representation. Language itself can disrupt normative structures and create pluriversal possibilities. The volume editors and contributors argue for epistemic change at the level of the language and media that people use to represent meaning. The range of topics covered includes American Indian and Indigenous representations, literacies, and rhetorics, critical revisionist historiography and comparative rhetorics, delinking colonial literacies of cartographic power and modernity, “northern” and “southern” hemispheric relations, and theorizations of/from oceanic border spaces.

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