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Empowering Learners Dictionary

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From Deficit to Desire, An Invitation to Hope:          

Empowering Learners’ Dictionary of Key Terms for Health Literacy

Spring 2014



“Desire is a thirding of the dichotomized categories of reproduction and resistance. It is neither/both and reproduction and resistance. This is important because it more closely matches the experiences of people who, at different points in a single day, reproduce, resist, are complicit in, rage against, celebrate, throw up hands/ fists/towels, and withdraw and participate in uneven social structures—that is, everybody.”


-- Eve Tuck, “Suspending Damage: A Letter to Communities,” Harvard Educational Review, 79 (3), 2009.