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2011 September CCC, v63.1

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Volume 63, Number 1, September 2011
Special Issue: Indigenous and Ethnic Rhetorics

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0010-096X

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College Composition and Communication
Volume 63, Number 1, September 2011
Special Issue: Indigenous and Ethnic Rhetorics

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Table of Contents

From the Editor: Beyond Blue Eyes
Kathleen Blake Yancey
Abstract: The editor introduces this special issue.

Indian Ability (auilidad de Indio) and Rhetoric’s Civilizing Narrative: Guaman Poma’s Contact with the Rhetorical Tradition
Abraham Romney
Abstract: This essay invites a critique of contact zone theory and rhetoric’s origin story based on a reading of Guaman Poma’s First New Chronicle and Good Government. I read this writer’s argument for indigenous ability and reshaping of space through picture, map, and text as a multimodal effort that invites attention to classroom rhetorical power dynamics and standards.

The Postindian Rhetoric of Gerald Vizenor
John D. Miles
Abstract: This article examines the intersections between Gerald Vizenor’s theories of survivance, postindian, manifest manners, and transmotion, and some longstanding rhetorical concepts that shape the teaching of writing. It also examines how Vizenor’s terminology may inform our understandings of these terms and help reshape the canon that informs our teaching of writing and rhetoric.

Literacy Stewardship: Dakelh Women Composing Culture
Alanna Frost
Abstract: This essay suggests a companion term to literacy sponsors that better mirrors the practice and protection of traditional literacies evident in the cases of two Dakelh elders. Literacy steward introduces a theoretical means to describe community members whose rhetorical decisions depend on traditions that are alternative to dominant literacies.

Cherokee Practice, Missionary Intentions: Literacy Learning among Early Nineteenth-Century Cherokee Women
M. Amanda Moulder
Abstract: This article discusses how archival documents reveal early nineteenth-century Cherokee purposes for English-language literacy. In spite of Euro-American efforts to depoliticize Cherokee women’s roles, Cherokee female students adapted the literacy tools of an outsider patriarchal society to retain public, political power. Their writing served Cherokee national interests and demonstrated female students’ concerns with the fate of the Cherokee people.

Special Section: Forum, Newsletter for Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty

Ma ka Hana ka ‘Ike (In the Work Is the Knowledge): Kaona as Rhetorical Action
Brandy Nālani McDougall and Georganne Nordstrom
Abstract: Drawing on Malea Powell’s “rhetorics of survivance” and Scott Richard Lyons’s “rhetorical sovereignty” as a framework, we examine how kaona, a Hawaiian rhetorical device, is employed within Queen Lili‘uokalani’s autobiography and Haunani-Kay Trask’s poetry as a call for Hawaiian resistance against American colonialism through allusions to Pele-Hi'iaka stories.

Writing Removal and Resistance: Native American Rhetoric in the Composition Classroom
Daniel Cole
Abstract: This essay describes my design and implementation of a composition course focused on the Native American rhetorical device of survivance at work in debates on Indian removal and U.S.-Indian relations in general. Using a contact zone approach, I found that the course improved writing and thinking skills by pushing students out of their ideological and intellectual comfort zones. As a deeper benefit, the study of Native American rhetorical strategies renders the Western rhetorical tradition not only as a framework for inquiry but as an object of analysis and critique itself.

Review Essay: Ethnic Rhetorics Reviewed
Jaime Armin Mejía
Abstract: Reviewed are:

Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing
Damián Baca

Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2012 CE
Damián Baca and Victor Villanueva, editors

Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric
LuMing Mao and Morris Young, editors

Writing in Multicultural Settings
Carol Severino, Juan C. Guerra, and Johnnella E. Butler, editors

American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance: Word Medicine, Word Magic
Ernest Stromberg, editor

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