Virtual voices in “letters across cultures”: Listening for race, class, and gender
Computers and Composition Volume 15, Number 3, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Reflecting on e-mail written by pairs of Advanced Placement high school and first-year composition students, the authors view the Internet as a site where students can develop personal voices and practice effective listening while exploring their own and others' cultures. By writing privately, students can cultivate their own voices. By having a real audience, they can analyze the effects of their voices on others and also negotiate difference. The classroom provides a social epistemic context where race, class, and gender stereotyping on the Net can be identified and where respect for and acceptance of cultural difference can be encouraged.
Whitaker, E.E. & Hill, E.N. (1998). Virtual voices in “letters across cultures”: Listening for race, class, and gender. Computers and Composition, 15(3), 331-346. Elsevier Ltd.