Category: Issue 1

Vol. 7.1: Identity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

"Collectively, these articles focus our attention on issues of identity, inclusion, and social justice in realms ranging from sites of education to historical signage, to bathroom placards, to music, and to television. Taken together, these articles offer a view of how rhetoric shapes and is shaped by the multifaceted world around us in profound ways."

No Más MAS: Teachers Defining Pedagogies and Themselves in a Post-Ethnic Studies Arizona

"In an era of increasingly vocal and political challenges to and distrust of education at all levels, what happened to MAS may be less of an anomalous tragedy than a harbinger of what’s to come. These teachers’ responses illustrate the splintering, echoing effects of political and judicial decisions on teachers, schools, and education."

Burke, Black Metal, and the Golden Dawn: Deconstructing the Weaponized White Identity Politics of National Socialist Black Metal

"The Nazis of WWII-era Germany famously co-opted the music of Wagner and classic Greek and Roman sculpture for propaganda purposes, but the white supremacists and neo-fascists who carry on their legacy today have found a more fitting tool to win the hearts and minds of today’s youth towards the cause: loud rock music."

The Ethos of Mr. Robot

"Mr. Robot speaks to the increasing complex constructions of ethos in a multimodal media ecology. That there is no position of pure and absolute sincerity, that we are all imbricated in the brutalities of capitalism, is not a novel idea; however, Mr. Robot as content seeks to agitate against the very forms of power that enable it"

Book Review: Brandt’s The Rise of Writing

"Brandt offers writing scholars, teachers of writing, and WAC program administrators, and consultants a way to understand writing as broadly as possible as it changes in practice and evolves in theory. Writing in the workplace, and everywhere else, happens in broad contexts and has vast social implications."