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Writing and Community Engagement, pp. 253-263.
- What does it mean to say that moving between Chicago and San Sebastian can be understood as a “flexible survival strategy” (65)? How does the migration affect women, children, and men differently?
- Describe the role of the tienda in the community. Is there a place in one of your communities that serves a similar function?
- What role does language play in (Puerto Rican) identity? Why is there so much attention paid to language among the people Perez studied?
No class. Fisher conducting out-of-town workshop.
Writing and Community Action: pp. 123-133.
Writing and Community Action: pp. 291-304.
Rose, Mike. The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker. New York: Penguin Books, 2005. Print.
- How is Vanessa’s planning style different from Sharon’s? Are they similar in any way?
- What does Sharon say is the most important moment of the haircut? Describe the negotiation process that takes place during this moment. What are some things that can go wrong?
- What are the tools (artifacts) the stylists use? In what ways are these tools ready-made solutions to problems?
- Are the stylists depicted in this chapter part of a community of practice? What is their domain (i.e., “shared competence that distinguishes members from other people” or “area of knowledge that interests the community“)? Is there a community you can characterize (i.e., “members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build relationships that enable them to learn from each other.”)? What is their shared practice (i.e., “a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems. . . . This takes time and sustained interaction [to build]“)?
Writing and Community Action: pp. 94-107