Teaching and Learning a Joyful Citation Praxis: Affective Relations for Fostering Community Through Our Compositions


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anti-oppressive pedagogies
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Quave, K. E., & Hagen Ohbi, S. (2024). Teaching and Learning a Joyful Citation Praxis: Affective Relations for Fostering Community Through Our Compositions. Radical Teacher, 128. https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2024.1219


Many of us learned to cite sources to avoid plagiarism or to give credit. Yet there are many more generative reasons to teach and learn citation. This essay offers a teacher’s perspective and a student’s perspective on our personal journeys toward viewing and practicing citation as a way of joyfully generating community with others. We describe our individual struggles, how anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and critical feminist scholars have shaped our thinking, and what we do within the classroom to practice a joyful, generative way of citing. We offer suggestions for how to hold ourselves and students accountable to more inclusive and community-oriented ways of citing by infusing reflective practice throughout the semester in college writing-intensive courses.



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