Reading about Geography and Race in the Rural Rustbelt: Mobilizing Dis/affiliation as a Practice of Whiteness
Rural, Rustbelt, Literacy, Geography, Race, Mediated discourse analysis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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
Scholar Commons Citation
Panos, Alexandra, "Reading about Geography and Race in the Rural Rustbelt: Mobilizing Dis/affiliation as a Practice of Whiteness" (2021). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 693.