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In this autoethnographic work, authors Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren illustrate a synthesis of critical pedagogy and instructional communication, as both a field of study and a teaching philosophy. Critical Communication Pedagogy is a poetic work that charts paradigmatic tensions in instructional communication research, articulates commitments underpinning critical communication pedagogy, and invites readers into self-reflection on their experiences as researchers, students, and teachers.

Introduction: Stolen Moments in Critical Pedagogy and Communication
Introduction: Stolen moments in critical pedagogy and communication

One of my research participants for my dissertation, Abel—a student worker in my department, broke into my office and stole two of my books: a tattered copy of Peter Elbow's (1973) Writing Without Teachers and a writer's reference. We knew it was him because he'd taken items from other people's offices—pens, books, and other small, beloved items—and then disappeared. I don't know whether anyone followed up on this, whether they called campus police or spoke with his adviser; all I know is my books were gone … but perhaps that was a small price to pay for an interesting interview for my dissertation.

The books themselves were nothing remarkable, and I've ...

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