Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
An intermediate, personal, clarifying statement (On my hopes as a sociocultural literacist, a Black woman, an endarkened feminist scholar, and aspiring Supreme Lover) (Jeanine speaks)
An intermediate, personal, clarifying statement
(On my hopes as a sociocultural literacist, a Black woman, an endarkened feminist scholar, and an aspiring Supreme Lover)
Epistemological concerns in cultural research in the social sciences cannot be divorced from concerns regarding the functions of culturally hegemonic domination in knowledge production and dissemination. (Stanfield  in Dillard, 2006, p. 1)
Constructing this book (a new literacies event) speaks to my interest in understanding the nature of REALITIES, knowledge, and ways of being, in addition to the forms of “discourse one employs (or is encouraged or permitted to employ) to construct” such things (Dillard, 2006, p. 1). I want to understand better how new literacies can enable explorations and (re)presentations of REALITIES, knowledge, and ways of being, as they are constructed by, and evolve in relation to, marginalized people (particularly Black women). I am especially interested in how new literacies can render accessible, useful, and revelatory REALITIES (CONCEPTIONS OF WHAT IS POTENTIALLY, ACTUALLY, AND ULTIMATELY REAL), knowledge (conceptions of what it is we recognize, discern, and know as, and beyond, accepted reason), and ways of being (conceptions of how we can ultimately be, be with, and become our Self) for all people (not just academics or people engaged in formal schooling). ← 29 | 30 →
In her work, Cynthia Dillard states, “language [a primary tool of literacies] in itself is epistemic and provides a way for people to understand their REALITIES,” explore what it is they know...