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Examining The Literacy Lives Of Black LGBTQ People

By SIU Press

Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy analyzes the life stories of 60 Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people along with archival documents, literature, and film.

Author Eric Darnell Pritchard provides a theoretical framework for studying the literacy work of Black LGBTQ people, who do not fit into the traditional categories imposed on their language practices and identities.

Examining the myriad ways literacy is used to inflict harm, Pritchard discusses how these harmful events prompt Black LGBTQ people to ensure their own survival by repurposing literacy through literacy performances fueled by accountability to self and communal love towards social and political change, a process the author calls "restorative literacies."

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Posted on December 3, 2016

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Five Poems To Ruin Christmas

By Tim Atkins/The Conversation
Extremely well-stuffed birds.

Posted on December 1, 2016

Circulating Literacy

By SIU Press
Magazines more valuable than college.

Posted on November 28, 2016

Midwestern Authors Contest Now Open

By The Society Of Midland Authors
We look forward to your submissions. Thank you and good luck.

Posted on November 22, 2016

Local Book Notes: Emmett Till's Father, Microbes From Hell & Artisanal Artillery

Sick, Sad World
Hell and hijinks.

Posted on November 14, 2016

Here Comes The 5th Annual Chicago Book Expo!

By The Chicago Book Expo
Chicago's biggest fall literary event features more than 70 exhibitors from Chicago-area publishers and literary organizations, plus 20 events with local authors on a wide range of topics.

Posted on November 10, 2016

Give The Gift Of Nature: Protecting Research Chimps, A Magical Urban Waste Ground & Why Birds Matter

Meadows, Woods, Hedges And Fields
Myriad benefits to humans.

Posted on November 5, 2016

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