The Writing Ecologies of Older American Activists

Yvonne Teems

Abstract


This article presents research on older adults' literacy practices and how materiality plays a role in these activities. The article analyzes interviews with two older adults about their civic engagement and activism and examines the aging Discourse (Gee) as a component of the ambiance (Rickert) within the writers' ecologies. The article seeks to contribute to knowledge of writing ecologies and older adults' literacy practices. 

Keywords


aging; writing ecologies; New Materialism; disability studies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21623%2F1.6.2.2



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