A Cultural Rhetorics Methodology : Making Research Matter With Multi Generational Women From The Little Traverse Bay Band

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Background In Riley Mukavetz essay “Towards a cultural rhetorics methodology: making research matter with multi-generational women from the little Traverse Bay Band”, goes into details about her research study and also explains the results therein with regards to “thereness”. Mukavetz came upon the concept of “thereness” after listening and analyzing the talking circle of her study participants. Talking circles is defined as an effective way for individuals to express themselves, and solve issues. The main purpose of talking circles is for individuals to participate in a discussion without judgmental comments being given to one another. Chinatown is located in the Houston metropolitan area and has become a more diverse and international community. Chinatown is a community that has various ethnic groups living in the area. Question is, what participants can we use to represent the nationality within Chinatown community, Asian Americans? The focus of the talking circle would be to gather all Asian American cultures such as Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese to explain why they begin to immigrate to the Southwest area of Houston. Becky M. Nicolaides author of “Introduction: Asian American Suburban History”, explains how suburbanization has increased in recent years in history. Chi-Kan Richard Hung and Paul Ong are authors of “Sustainability of Asian American nonprofit organizations in the U.S. metropolitan area”, the article examines Asian-American

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