New Community Literacy Title

Elenore Long's Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics is available from from Parlor Press. From the description: the book "traces common values in diverse accounts of 'ordinary people going public.' Long offers a five-point theoretical framework used to review major community-literacy projects that have emerged in recent years:

1) the guiding metaphor behind such projects;
2) the context that defines a 'local' public, shaping what is an effective, even possible performance,
3) the tenor and affective register of the discourse;
4) the literate practices that shape the discourse; and, most signficantly,
5) the nature of rhetorical invention or the generative process by which people in these accounts respond to exigencies, such as getting around gatekeepers, affirming identities, and speaking out with others across difference.

Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics also examines pedagogies that educators can use to help students to go public in the course of their rhetorical education at college. the concluding chapter adapts local-public literacies to college curricula and examines how these literate moves elicit different kinds of engagement from students and require different kinds of scaffolding from teachers and community educators. A glossary and annotated bibliography provide the basis for further inquiry and research."