Amplifying Autogestión and Cultural Rhetorics of Resistance

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Abstract

Expanding conceptions of material cultural rhetorics in activism, I explore how amplifying autogestión by artist-activist collectives allows for an approach to al-lyship that contributes to changing material realities for those involved. Writing about artistic collectives that engage in autogestión amplifies projects calling out corrupt governing practices rooted in systems of oppression, while emphasizing and exercising the power of relying on each other. In this article, I reflect on how amplifying autogestión as cultural rhetoric in venues outside of the field expands the reach of cultural rhetorics and how bringing that work back to the writing classroom encourages interdisciplinary perspectives where students learn about their relationality and responsibility to Puerto Ricans and other colonized peoples within the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-55
Number of pages19
JournalCollege Composition and Communication
Volume75
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2023

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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