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Author Shivers-McNair, Ann, author.

Title Beyond the makerspace : making and relational rhetorics / Ann Shivers-McNair.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 143 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Sweetland digital rhetoric collaborative
Sweetland digital rhetoric collaborative.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-143) and index.
Summary Makerspaces--local workshops that offer access to and training on fabrication technologies, often with a focus on creativity, education, and entrepreneurship--proliferated in the 2010s, popping up in cities across the world. Beyond the Makerspace is a longitudinal, ethnographically informed study of a particular Seattle makerspace that begins in 2015 and ends with the closing of the space in 2018. Examining acts of making with objects, tools, words, and relationships, Beyond the Makerspace reads making as a kind of rhetoric, or meaning-making work, and argues that acts of making things are rhetorical in the sense that they are culturally situated and that they mark boundaries of what counts as making and who counts as maker. By focusing on a particular makerspace over time, Shivers-McNair attends to a changing cohort of makerspace regulars as they face challenges of bringing their vision of inclusivity and diversity to fruition, and offers an examination of how makers are made (and unmade, and remade) in a makerspace. Beyond the Makerspace contributes not only to our understanding of making and makerspaces, but also to our understanding of how to study making--and meaning making, more broadly--in ways that examine and intervene in the marking of difference. Thus, the book examines what (and whose) values and practices we are taking up when we identify as makers or when we turn a writing classroom or a library space into a makerspace.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Description based on information from the publisher.
Subject Makerspaces -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Case studies.
Makerspaces -- Social aspects.
Rhetoric -- Social aspects.
Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Composition.
Language Arts & Disciplines.
Makerspaces. (OCoLC)fst01909840
Rhetoric -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01096969
Washington (State) -- Seattle. (OCoLC)fst01204940
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
ISBN 9780472902415 (electronic bk.)
0472902415 (electronic bk.)
9780472054855 paperback book
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11724511 doi
AU@ 000069153642

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