Agency in the Margins: Stories of Outside Ehetoric by Anne Meade Stockdell-Giesler

By Anne Meade Stockdell-Giesler

This assortment makes an attempt to respond to the query of ways do people who find themselves outlined as outsiders create supplier - how do they develop into brokers of switch, of social, political, non secular, and cultural strength - outdoor of these areas that we commonly comprehend as belonging to the strong? the themes during this assortment range: authors speak about modern hip-hop tune; early twentieth-century literature; felony guides; post-Civil warfare remedy of "free" African american citizens; queer tradition; and, extra. they're loosely labeled as protecting problems with race, category, gender, and modern problems with know-how and globalization. the typical thread in every one essay is the learn of the way the teams have controlled to effectively use rhetoric to exert social strength and determine organization in a global that denies them privileged prestige. every one of those teams' paintings is helping to set up a constitutive rhetoric of otherness, a contribution to a style of 'Outsider Rhetoric' during which the rhetor(s) create a story during which they as topics have legitimacy as rhetors, and during which the viewers is then reconstituted to understand this legitimacy. Anne Meade Stockdell-Geisler is Assistant Professor of English on the college of Tampa

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Jake Hurd told James Hurd many stories during his boyhood on Jake’s farm in Wewahitchka, Florida. We adapted several of them for Turpentine Jake and reprint two of them here. They are, of course, a representation or refashioning of the stories James remembers, because no text exists except the text of his memory of his Grandfather Jake telling the stories in a gravelly deep voice, talking of possums and wildcats. The excerpted monologue where the following story is told occurs in act 1, scene 2 of Turpentine Jake.

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