Title

Reading about Geography and Race in the Rural Rustbelt: Mobilizing Dis/affiliation as a Practice of Whiteness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Keywords

Rural, Rustbelt, Literacy, Geography, Race, Mediated discourse analysis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2021.100955

Abstract

This paper examines what happens when White women elementary school teachers read and discuss negative media focused on the community in which they live and work during a time of heightened geographic and racial divisions in the United States following the election of President Trump. This mediated discourse analysis, drawn from a broader postcritical ethnographic study, explores the implications of geography and race when teachers discuss media specifically about the place in which they live and/or work. Findings indicate that emotion and discursive practices of Whiteness are mobilized through dis/affiliation when mediated by such texts.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Linguistics and Education, v. 65, art. 100955

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