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Virtual voices in “letters across cultures”: Listening for race, class, and gender
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Computers and Composition Volume 15, Number 3, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

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.

Citation

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. Retrieved July 6, 2022 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S8755-4615(98)90005-6

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