English, Library Services
This article critiques the idea that civility rhetoric decreases workplace bullying or discrimination. We use Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to do a rhetorical analysis of a campus-wide civility campaign in contrast with literature about civility in libraries. To combat discrimination and bullying, we need to be attentive to systemic power dynamics and to rhetoric designed to enforce compliance and conformity. We conclude with recommendations about how to raise our voices instead of silencing our peers.
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Schomberg, Jessica and Kirsti Cole. “Hush… : The Dangers of Silence in Academic Libraries.” Unpublished paper, 2016.
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This is an unedited version of an article later published by In the Library with the Lead Pipe on 19/04/2017, available online:
Schomberg, Jessica and Kirsti Cole. “Hush… : The Dangers of Silence in Academic Libraries.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 19 Apr. 2017, http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2017/hush-the-dangers-of-silence-in-academic-libraries/
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