Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Our New Digital Book on Race and Technology

New Edited Collection from Computers and Composition Digital Press

Really excited to announce that our edited collection Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media is now available online from Computers and Composition Digital Press. CCDP is an open access scholarly publication, so the collection will be free to access and will be housed on CCDP's site, the digital arm of the University of Utah Press. 

As a co-editor and contributor with Octavio Pimentel, I am extremely proud of all the chapters contributed by (in alphabetical order): Laura Gonzales, Lillie R. Jenkins, Alexis McGee, Charise Pimentel, Octavio Pimentel, Julia Voss, and Miriam F. Williams. 

Here is the link to the site: http://ccdigitalpress.org/shorthand 

The abstract is below:

This collection is called Racial Shorthand because it sets out to unpack the dominant narratives embedded in media representations. These misrepresentations reinforce how people of color are framed by racist discourses and undermine the multimodal composing by communities of color, further erasing the rhetorical, oral, and aural traditions of these communities. Contributions to this digital collection include chapters analyzing racist discourse in social media and chapters that highlight multimodal and digital composing by people of color. This collection disrupts the dominant shorthand by demonstrating how communities of color produce multimodal projects and leverage the affordances of social media in ways that extend the rhetorical traditions and literacy practices of these communities. 

Thanks to Cindy Selfe for the initial interest in the project, and thanks to Patrick Berry for shepherding the project through, with Melanie Yergeau and Tim Lockridge, to completion. 

Look for the cover (designed by Heather Turner) coming soon on the CCDP website!

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