This dissertation examines ways difference or otherness is represented at three research sites to underscore practical ethical dilemmas engendered by the postmodern crisis of representation. Inspired largely by Gayatri Spivak's influential Can the Subaltern Speak? the dissertation seeks to illustrate a practical usefulness of postcolonial and post-structuralist insights for rhetoric and composition as well as business and technical communication practitioners who aspire to reconcile their allegiance with the postmodern and postethnographic representation critique and prevalent modernist, positivist, and reductive institutional exigencies.Featuring postcolonial insights, the essay theorizes international difference as signs of struggle ranging from broad ... The discussion of the latter is informed by a semester-long study that entailed classroom observation and two focus groups anbsp;...
|Title||:||Can Difference Speak? Representation and Ethos of Otherness With/in Postmodern Research, Classroom, and Online Communication Practices|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|