Justice Literacy, Critiques, and Cultural Landscape
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Pursue broad questions that are fundamental to any efforts in research writing. Who is the author of the text? What period was the text about? How do we interpret the ideas? Hermenetutics has been useful as a way to interpret texts since Antiquity and called the ‘hermeneutic circle.’ The critique is imperative. Why do writers write? The answer is that characters, setting, mood, voice, and themes dynamically bring us to a state of relaxation and vision to understand truths. Literature is inspirational.My intention is to provide readers with tools to research the use of social justice as a reason to write and a methodology of applying the social justice paradigm for writing.
Maryann P.DiEdwardo is author and editor, Adjunct Professor in Science Writing and Global Literature. Her recent book Hermeneutics Metacognition and Writing (2020) is about the importance of the critique in science writing. Maryann is the editor and contributor of the book entitled, American Women Writers, Poetics, and the Nature of Gender Study published in 2016 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Dr. Maryann P. DiEdwardo, is a published author of more than 50 books and articles.