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Technology and tenure: creating oppositional discourse in an offline and online world
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Computers and Composition Volume 17, Number 1, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

In this article, I look at the complexity of the technorhetorician’s place within academic institutions that promote traditional retention, promotion, and tenure procedures. First, I point out the shortcomings of current positionalities assigned to technorhetoricians. I then expand on theories of opposition as defined by Chela Sandoval (1994) in “Re-entering Cyberspace: Sciences of Resistance.” I use this framework to look at the problems when creating binaries to identify online and offline work as traditional or marginal. I argue that we are a diverse and multilayered group whose members occupy many positions, emphasizing the shifting and sometimes contradictory nature of marginality in cyberspace. I conclude by pointing out possible effects of our diverse positionalities on our retention, tenure, and promotion efforts.

Citation

Gruber, S. (2000). Technology and tenure: creating oppositional discourse in an offline and online world. Computers and Composition, 17(1), 41-55. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 18, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S8755-4615(99)00029-8

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