"This is the only time to come together": June Jordan’s publics and the possibility of democracy

Marsh, Nicky (2004) "This is the only time to come together": June Jordan’s publics and the possibility of democracy. In, Kinloch, Valerie and Grebowicz, Margret (eds.) Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan. Oxford: Lanham, Maryland, Lexington Books, 15-31.


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Introduction: "Olive and Us: Notes for an Empire of Barbarians"
Margret Grebowicz and Valerie Kinloch
Part I: Individual and National Identity in a (Not So) Democratic State

Poem: "Case in Point" by June Jordan

"This is the only time to come together": June Jordan's Publics and the Possibility of Democracy
Nicky Marsh
Exposing the Lie of Neutrality: June Jordan's Affirmative Acts
Christina Accomando
Narrating Nation: Exploring the Space of Americaness and the Place of African American Women through the Works of June Jordan
Ramona Coleman
Part II: Who Says It's Not a Language? Black English in Theory and Practice

Poem: "What Would I Do White?" by June Jordan

Black English as a Linguistic System: A Statement about Our Rights
Valerie Kinloch
Telling Her Own Truth: June Jordan, Standard English, and the Epistemology of Ignorance
Nancy McHugh
Notes Toward a Multicultural Writing Center: The Problems of Language in a Democratic State
Ann E. Green
Section III. Radicalizing Children's Lives and Literatures

Poem: "One Minus One Minus One" by June Jordan

"Affirmative Acts": Language, Childhood, and Power in June Jordan's Cross-Writing
Richard Flynn
Taking Children Seriously: June Jordan's Contribution to African American Children's Literature
KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson
Beyond "Orientation": On Sex, Poetry, and the Violability of Children
Margret Grebowicz
Section IV. The Art of Resistance, or Poetics Politicized

Poem: "Calling on All Silent Minorities" by June Jordan

Performing "Righteous Certainty": The Shifting Poetic Address of June Jordan's War Resistance Poetry
Philip Metres
June Jordan's Radical Pedagogy: Activist Poetry in Public Education
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega
Finding a Democratic Speech: The Intercultural Poetics and Pedagogy of June Jordan's Poetry for the People
Jonathan Stalling
Section V: Writers Reflect

Poem: "War and Memory" by June Jordan

Writing War, Writing Memory
Jane Creighton
Words & Roses
Rafael Jesús González
June, with love
Laura Flanders
A Colored Democracy: "Cultural Exchange" Revisited
Valerie Kinloch
Directed by Desire
Sara Miles

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0739108751 (paperback)
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 28930
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:54
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/28930

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