Civic Education: Drooping as Critical Practice
School of Communications
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
In this brief paper, I draw mainly upon Burke's recently released, Towards a Symbolic of Motives, to outline his socioanagogic approach to language and education. I outline, clarify, and illustrate some of the social and political implications of what Burke has aptly called methodical drooping, an attitude best cultivated by the technique of preparatory withdrawal. In addition to elucidating these ideas and showing their practical application, I furthermore situate them within a much larger critical disposition, that of vigilantly watching over various yearnings for authoritative disambiguation.
103rd Convention of the Eastern Communication Association
Anton, Corey, "Civic Education: Drooping as Critical Practice" (2011). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 211.