Are We There Yet?: The Rhetoric of Mobility

PWR 2SC - Fall 2016 - Instructor: Schwartz, S

A guide for PWR 2SC: Are We There Yet?: The Rhetoric of Mobility.

Topics include: implications of place and placelessness; the difference between "refugee" and "migrant" —or, for that matter, between "traveler," "immigrant," "tourist," and "alien"; how rhetorical situations shape our understandings of our places in the world—and what constrains or enables us as we move around in it. 

Background/reference sources

 Reference materials can be good resources for subject overviews and a means to collect useful keywords. The bibliographies frequently include key texts and thinkers that are associated with a specific subject. To discover more reference materials held in the Stanford Libraries, search Reference Universe, Searchworks, consult with a librarian, or browse the libraries' reference collections.

 Tips for using reference sources:

  • Look at the cross-references that many entries provide. These can be helpful in pointing you toward a related or more accurate idea/term.
  • One of the most important elements of any good reference source entry is its bibliography. Take note of the books or articles that the entry's author deems elementary to understanding the individual or idea. 
Hershey, PA : Idea Group Reference, c2006.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2008.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2005.
Green Library » Information Center » JV6012 .I56 2005 V.1
2nd ed. Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, c2008.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Green Library » Stacks » GF41 .A34 2010
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2005.
Green Library » Information Center » CB9 .N49 2005 V.1
Also available in print in the Green Library Information Center Items in Information Center CB9 .N49 2005
Stanford, Calif. : Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, 1995-
Medical Library (Lane) » Check Lane Library catalog for status » (no call number)
See multiple entries on MOBILITY

Searchworks and many other databases you will use allow you to get a simple citation by using a "CiteThis" feature or gather more information by using a Send to/Export feature to send records to bibliographic management tools such as Refworks or EndNote.  You can also use resources such as Zotero or Mendeley to gather information including citations.  For more on these, see the guide to Bibliography Management.