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Writing Beyond Recognition

Queer Re-Storying for Social Change

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October 2020
9781975504199
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    Myers Education Press
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  • Pages 125 pp.
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November 2020
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November 2020
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    Myers Education Press
  • ISBN 9781975504205
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  • Pages 125 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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Writing Beyond Recognition: Queer Re-Storying for Social Change documents and analyzes the insidious ways heteronormativity produces homophobia and heterosexism, including how this operates and is experienced by those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer.

Using critical arts research practices read through queer and feminist theories and perspectives, the chapters in the book describe how participants who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered gained critical insights by learning to write and read about their experiences in new ways. Their revised queer stories function to enable a movement beyond merely recognizing to appreciating and understanding those differences. Robson offers a powerful argument about how everyone is narrated by and through discourses of gender and sexuality. Therefore, the content of the book is directed at all readers, not only those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer. The book will be important as a text in any course or area of study that is focused on inclusive education, cultural studies in education, critical arts research methods, gender and sexuality studies, and critical literacy approaches in education.

Perfect for courses such as: Qualitative Research Methods | Social Justice | Ethnography | Critical Qualitative Inquiry | Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies | Participatory Action Research | Arts-Based Research | Writing | Autobiography | Curriculum Studies | Teacher Education | Cultural Studies | Reading and Literacy Education | Community Education | Adult Education

“During a week when I had more than enough to do, I kept returning to Claire Robson’s lively and engaging book Writing Beyond Recognition. Her theory of writing practice and wise pedagogy for transforming traumatic memory into story shows the importance of the creative arts for survival and resilience.”

Ann Cvetkovich, Carleton University, author of "An Archive of Feelings and Depression: A Public Feeling"

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction
Opening

Part I: Remembering

1. Memory
2. Beyond Recognition
3. Fishing for Difference

Part II: Recognizing

4. Resistance and Motivated Forgetting
5. Collectivity
6. Writing About Painful Topics

Part Ill: Revising

7. Truth
8. Revision
9. Feedback

Part IV: Representing

10. Show. Don't Tell
11. Modes of Representation
12. The Ethics of Working Through

Closing
About the Author
Index

NOTE: Table of Contents subject to change up until publication date.

Claire Robson

Claire Robson is a writer, researcher, and arts activist. Her awards include Xtra West Writer of the Year, the Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship (for her contributions to social justice), and the Lynch History Prize (for her contributions to better understanding of gender and sexual minorities). Claire is an adjunct faculty member at Simon Fraser University, in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Writing, Activism, Arts, Memoir, Criticality, Queer, Gender, Sexuality, Memory, Identity