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Rhetorical and Pedagogical Interventions for Countering Microaggressions
Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture (2019)
  • Beth Godbee
  • Rasha Diab, University of Texas at Austin
  • Cedric Burrows, Marquette University
  • Thomas Ferrel, University of Missouri Kansas City
Abstract
The piece titled “Rhetorical and Pedagogical Interventions for Countering Microaggressions” is published in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture (Duke University Press): vol. 19, no. 3, 2019, pages 455-481. In the article, we consider interventions in academic spaces, across the three areas of higher education—research, teaching, and service:

"Pedagogical spaces inside and outside the classroom abound with microaggressions, and we are haunted by their impact. This article names microaggressions as a rhetorical and pedagogical phenomenon that is conspicuous in many pedagogical spaces. To make the case for rhetorical and pedagogical intervention, we begin by defining and tracing microaggressions (though not named as such) in the literature from rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies. From there, we share cross-disciplinary understandings of microaggressions, discussing three forms: microinsult, microassault, and microinvalidation. We apply this deeper understanding of microaggressions to three instantiations or illustrations of microaggressions in academic contexts." (page 456)

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Keywords
  • microaggressions,
  • rhetorical intervention,
  • pedagogy,
  • service,
  • research,
  • higher education,
  • teaching,
  • response
Publication Date
2019
Citation Information
Beth Godbee, Rasha Diab, Cedric Burrows and Thomas Ferrel. "Rhetorical and Pedagogical Interventions for Countering Microaggressions" Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Vol. 19 Iss. 3 (2019) p. 455 - 481
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/beth_godbee/42/