But Where Are You From From?

Intercultural Pedagogy

Sposato, Jonathan Ng, & Watt, Michelle. (2022, September 1). But where are you from from? JoySauce.

JoySauce invented a fantasy game show entitled “Where are you FROM from?” and asked photographer Michelle Watt to create images illustrating it, as a way of mocking the question Asian Americans are frequently asked:

Uber driver/server/Tinder date/otherwise stranger: “Where are you from?”
Asian American: “Seattle.”
Stranger: “No, like, where are you from from?”
Asian America: “I mean, I was born in Brooklyn, but then moved to Seattle.”
Stranger: “No no, where are you really from?”
And on and on…

“In line with the core values of JoySauce, this irreverent series portrays four scenes that cheekily critique common misperceptions of AA+PIs, and examine some of the ways our communities have adapted to survive (and thrive) in America. These photos also invite the viewer to contemplate how AA+PI identities intersect, sometimes humorously, with other cultures in their broader American context.”

This article, and/or these images, would make a good classroom resource for teaching about stereotypes, Othering, and xenophobia. See also KC55: Stereotypes, KC39: Otherness and the Other, and KC89: Xenophobia.

 

CFP The Rhetoric of Otherness (Reminder)

“PublicationCall for Papers: The Rhetoric of Otherness, Special Issue in Rhetoric and Communications journal. Editors: Paola Giorgis, Ivanka Mavrodieva, & Andrea Valente. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

This is a gentle reminder of the CFP on The Rhetoric of Otherness for the journal Rhetoric & Communications. This special issue invites authors to explore old and new forms of Otherness and Othering in various texts such as literary, journalistic, political speeches, new media, social media, visual texts, and films, by focusing on the role of linguistic, rhetoric, and discourse strategies (e.g. argumentation, figure of speech, discourse elements, visual composition, etc.) in the representation, construction or deconstruction of us/them, sameness/difference in order to disclose, denounce, criticise, or unpack emotions, thoughts, behaviours that lead to discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, stigma, and exclusion among others. We welcome contributions that are either original research (qualitative/quantitative methods), systematic review, or theoretical articles.

The deadline has been extended to Dec. 31st., 2021.

CFP The Rhetoric of Otherness

“PublicationCall for Papers: The Rhetoric of Otherness, Special Issue in Rhetoric and Communications Journal. Editors: Paola Giorgis, Ivanka Mavrodieva, & Andrea Valente. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Rhetoric and Communications Journal is accepting manuscripts for a special issue on The Rhetoric of Otherness that can illustrate different genres, media channels, and platforms dealing with issues of Otherness/Othering as a measure of society’s treatment towards individuals and out-groups in terms of dignity, human rights, justice, and welfare. It invites authors to explore old and new forms of Otherness and Othering in various texts such as literary, journalistic, political speeches, new media, social media, visual texts, and films, by focusing on the role of linguistic, rhetoric, and discourse strategies in the representation, construction or deconstruction of us/them, sameness/difference, etc. The co-editors welcome contributions that are either original research, systematic review, or theoretical articles.

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