Imagining Freedom: Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Literacies, and Podcasting in Prison

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This article examines how individuals experiencing incarceration inside jails and prisons use tenets of cultural rhetorics and digital literacies to reshape understand-ings about composition students and how they make knowledge to envision and practice freedom inside unconventional educational spaces. By primarily analyzing the prison podcast Ear Hustle, the author addresses how incarcerated people turn to podcasting not only to sharpen their composing skills but also to build literate communities inside demoralizing environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-241
Number of pages18
JournalCollege Composition and Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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