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"Boring, Frustrating, Impossible": Tracing the Negative Affects of Reading from Interviews to Story CirclesDownload
How can you trace the negative affects of reading experiences? Reading studies research often relies on heroic, transformational and celebratory narratives about reading elicited from research participants but also co-produced by the researchers because of the methods employed. In this essay we...
Adoption as Political History [Review of Laura Briggs, Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption]Download
The article reviews the book \"Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption,\" by Laura Briggs.
In this article, we use narratives of cultural identity among U.S. parents of children adopted from China to conceptually explore the ideas that underwrite socially intelligible kinship. Although these narratives address the cultural heritage of the child, we find that they also perform a kind of...
Community Engagement in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: Academic Dispositions, Institutional DilemmasDownload
Engaged scholarship is increasingly concerned with how community engagement might be institutionalized in the contemporary university. At the same time, it must be attentive to diverse academic approaches to knowledge and to the forms of engagement associated with them. Attention to this...