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Michigan Technological University Department of Humanities

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Works: 32 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 183 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Michigan Technological University
Community literacy journal( )

in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pank( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue ice anthology( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing Writing Centers and Tutors for Literacy Mediation for WorkingClass Campus-Staff by Christy M Oslund( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study grew out of the realization that implicit literacy expectations between working class United Auto Workers (UAW) staff and professional class staff were complicating the filling out and filing of the position audit form. Professional class supervisors had designed the form as a measure of fairness, in that each UAW employee on campus was responding to the same set of questions about their work. However, the implicit literacy expectations of supervisors were different from those of many of the employees who were to fill out the form. As a result, questions that were meant to be straightforward to answer were in the eyes of the employees filling out the form, complex. Before coming to the writing center UAW staff had spent months writing out responses to the form; they expressed concerns that their responses still would not meet audience expectations. These writers recognized that they did not yet know exactly what the audience was expecting
WOMEN, CYCLING, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE : HOW DISCURSIVE AND COMMUNITY PRACTICES AFFECT ENGAGEMENT by Elsa L Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Students' rhetorical strategies in translingual encounters on campus by Laura Moeller( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the ways in which linguistic minority students assert themselves as rhetorical agents when faced with the expectation of impromptu verbal responses. Based on a study that aims at identifying specific rhetorical strategies these students employ, the goal of this thesis is to theorize ways in which linguistic minorities deal with the challenges of fast-paced, high-stakes interactions. The practices that emerge from data analysis suggest that such strategies tend to be reactive rather than proactive and highly dependent on context. While they are valuable ways for linguistic minorities to navigate their ways in specific moments, the thesis argues that they are ultimately insufficient to create a sense of agency and empowerment. Future research hence needs to address ways in which strategies can be consciously trained and employed in order to create a more inclusive classroom experience for linguistic minority students
Women's Heritage Collection by Michigan Technological University( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection, 1970-2010, of the "Discovering Copper Country Women's Heritage" programs coordinated by the Copper Country Women's Heritage Committee in conjunction with the Humanities Department of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. This collection also contains records pertaining to several Michigan Technological University women's committees and conferences, such as WomenSphere, Affirming Diversity: Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s), History of Women at Tech, and the Academic Women's Caucus. Contents include video and audio recordings of programs as well as papers pertaining to grant funding, reports, correspondence, programs, clippings, meeting minutes, photographs, and other printed ephemera
Computers and composition( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Computers and Composition: An International Journal of Teachers of Writing is devoted to exploring the use of computers in writing classes, writing programs, and writing research
WHAT IS IT TO BE AN ETHICAL ENGINEER? : a PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ENGINEERING ETHICS PEDAGOGY by Valorie Troesch( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

RITUAL COMMUNICATION AND SELF-ADVOCACY IN THE AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS COMMUNITY : a CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY by Rebecca Miner( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Virtual Upper Peninsula Web Project Records by Michael R Moore( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Records, 2000, documenting the Virtual Upper Peninsula (VUP) project, a product of the Michigan Technological University's Humanities 3120 course, Fall 2000. The course was instructed by Michael Moore. The collection includes the student project portfolio, proposals, reports, memorandums, and printouts of the project website pages
HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE : THE CASE OF CAMEROON TEA ESTATE (CTE), A RISK COMMUNICATION APPROACH by Belekeh Chowaing Chagra( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moving Beyond Hastiness and Superficiality : Being an Ethical Technical Communicator via Digital Communication Technologies in Health Care by Victoria L Sage( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

STRUCTURE AND AGENCY IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS OF WOMEN IN STEM by Sidouane Patcha Lum( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This research explores the extant literature on socio-cultural and institutional structures in STEM which accounts for women's under-representation in these fields. It questions eight women in STEM's awareness of these structures via interview sessions, and examines how they 'negotiate' their identities to thrive in 'male-dominated' fields. Participants' awareness and shared experiences of these structures reflects an evolving society still ingrained in gender stereotypes that work to the detriment of women in STEM. In order to make meaning out this data, I apply standpoint theory to get into these women's lives and explore the testable conclusions of traditional assumptions related to women in STEM. I close the gap between theory and empirical research by using grounded theory patterns of coding, categorizing and grouping of participant's responses to analyze the research situation. Major insights to this research lean on the importance of my interview participants' personal narratives (story-telling), out of which emerged the 'fifth- wheel' and 'headwind' metaphors. I present these metaphors as better alternatives to the 'leakypipeline metaphor' and contend that they offer new ways of thinking about how women in STEM 'negotiate' STEM structures and to what extent they are able to do so. It 'liberates knowledge' on how their successes can be maintained and how their challenges can be understood better
Marsha E. Penti Research Collection by Marsha Elizabeth Penti( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection, 1990-1997, of the research materials collected by Marsha E. Penti as she was preparing to write and defend her dissertation, "Religious Identites in the Composition Class: Learning from Students of Difference." The dissertation research was partially funded by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). This collection includes recorded interviews, interview transcripts, field notes, student English papers, conference presentations, progress reports, and some miscellaneous documents
ENVISIONING QUEER THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA : DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY-BASED WORKSHOP IN MEDIA ANALYSIS FOR LGBTQIA+ YOUTH by Cynthia M Delaney( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A phenomenology of mimetic learning and multimodal cognition : integrating experiential knowledge into programs in rhetoric, composition, and technical communication by Kevin R Cassell( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dissertation emphasizes a cognitive account of multimodality that explicitly integrates experiential knowledge work into the rhetorical pedagogy that informs so many composition and technical communication programs. In these disciplines, multimodality is widely conceived in terms of what Gunther Kress calls "social-semiotic" modes of communication shaped primarily by culture. In the cognitive and neurolinguistic theories of Vittorio Gallese and George Lakoff, however, multimodality is described as a key characteristic of our bodies' sensory-motor systems which link perception to action and action to meaning, grounding all communicative acts in knowledge shaped through body-engaged experience. I argue that this "situated" account of cognition - which closely approximates Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception, a major framework for my study - has pedagogical precedence in the mimetic pedagogy that informed ancient Sophistic rhetorical training, and I reveal that training's multimodal dimensions through a phenomenological exegesis of the concept mimesis. Plato's denigration of the mimetic tradition and his elevation of conceptual contemplation through reason, out of which developed the classic Cartesian separation of mind from body, resulted in a general degradation of experiential knowledge in Western education. But with the recent introduction into college classrooms of digital technologies and multimedia communication tools, renewed emphasis is being placed on the "hands-on" nature of inventive and productive praxis, necessitating a revision of methods of instruction and assessment that have traditionally privileged the acquisition of conceptual over experiential knowledge. The model of multimodality I construct from Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology, ancient Sophistic rhetorical pedagogy, and current neuroscientific accounts of situated cognition insists on recognizing the significant role knowledges we acquire experientially play in our reading and writing, speaking and listening, discerning and designing practices
Design the write way( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fanned flames of discontent : a solidarity-inspired history of the identity/ideology, cultural history, and rhetorical strategies of the Wobblies during the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike by Gary Kaunonen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rooted in critical scholarship this dissertation is an interdisciplinary study, which contends that having a history is a basic human right. Advocating a newly conceived and termed, Solidarity-inspired History framework/practice perspective, the dissertation argues for and then delivers a restorative voice to working-class historical actors during the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike. Utilizing an interdisciplinary methodological framework the dissertation combines research methods from the Humanities and the Social Sciences to form a working-class history that is a corrective to standardized studies of labor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Oftentimes class interests and power relationships determine the dominant perspectives or voices established in history and disregard people and organizations that run counter to, or in the face of, customary or traditional American themes of patriotism, the Protestant work ethic, adherence to capitalist dogma, or United States exceptionalism. This dissertation counteracts these traditional narratives with a unique, perhaps even revolutionary, examination of the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike. The intention of this dissertation's critical perspective is to poke, prod, and prompt academics, historians, and the general public to rethink, and then think again, about the place of those who have been dislocated from or altogether forgotten, misplaced, or underrepresented in the historical record
IDENTITY AND RITUAL : THE AMERICAN CONSUMPTION OF TRUE CRIME by Rebecca L Frost( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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