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We turn to acknowledgments knowing that we can only begin to account for all the people who have figured into the historical trajectories woven into the research and writing of this book.

We first wish to thank the co-researchers who participated in this set of case studies for their intellectual and personal generosity. Their cooperation and openness made this research not only possible, but immensely rewarding. In so many ways, each co-researcher helped to author this book by teaching us about their richly literate lifeworlds. Their words, texts, and textual practices have become part of the text of what we inscribed on these pages and the texts we will continue to compose throughout our lives. We have found each co-researcher’s experiences to be a compelling story of extraordinary people, even when they seemed to be living the most ordinary of literate lives.

We would like to thank Gail Hawisher, Cynthia Selfe, and the full editorial team at CCDP for their continual support and feedback. We would especially like to thank Patrick Berry, Cynthia Selfe, and Gail Hawisher for pointing us toward Transnational Literate Lives, which has served as a wonderfully productive model for the design of this book. We also want to thank the two anonymous reviewers, who graciously offered detailed, productive feedback and suggestions over multiple rounds of review.

Kevin's Thanks and Acknowledgments

I wish to acknowledge some of the many people who have contributed to my thinking and writing by pushing my thinking about literate development in productive directions. Included in this list are historical figures such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Lev Vygotsky, Steve Witte, and Ron Scollon, as well as a long list of contemporaries, including, but certainly not limited to Charles Bazerman, James Wertsch, Brian Street, Charles Goodwin, Anis Bawarshi, Kevin Leander, Anne Haas Dyson, David Russell, Dorothy Holland, Deborah Brandt, Mike Rose, Bruno Latour, and Theresa Lillis.

I also wish to acknowledge some of that smaller circle of my contemporaries who I know personally and who have contributed directly and indirectly to the ideas and texts of this research. With apologies to any I have failed to include, I thank Paul Prior, Julie Hengst, Chris Anson, Steve Fraiberg, Rebecca Woodard, Jody Shipka, Mary Sheridan, Lee Nickoson, Dylan Dryer, Angela Rounsaville, Stacey Pigg, Gail Hawisher, Cynthia Selfe, Joyce Walker, Liz Rohan, Kathi Yancey, Rebecca Mlynarczyk, and Kate Viera. I owe a particular debt to Steve Lamos for his unflagging friendship and support and for all the insightful questions and comments he raised throughout the writing of this book and the articles and book chapters that lead up to it. I also owe a tremendous debt to Paul Prior for charting disciplinary pathways and providing exceptional mentorship, support, and friendship as well as insightful responses and provocative questions throughout the research and writing process. Thank you, Paul, for everything.

I also need to thank Cynthia Selfe, Scott Lloyd DeWitt, Katie De Luca, and the host of people who organized and attended the 2011 DMAC (Digital Media and Composition) Institute at The Ohio State University. Those two weeks with you all in Columbus were vital to my thinking toward this book and the possibilities for representing people's repurposing and remediation of practice, discourse, and identity across lengthy spans of time and space and different representational media.

I dedicate this book with love and gratitude to Madigan, Brent, and Lisa. My children Madigan and Brent have enriched my life with their love, laughter, and continual glimpses of their richly literate lives. Finally, for 17 years, my wife Lisa has been my full partner in all spheres of activity and has provided remarkable emotional and material support. She is, in so many ways, a cornerstone of my research and writing.

Joe's Thanks and Acknowledgments

While I am grateful to all of the smart, hardworking scholars I have encountered over the years whose scholarship has challenged my thinking and inspired my work as a member of the writing studies community, I would like to especially acknowledge a few key people whose personal guidance over the years directly influenced my work on this project.

First, I owe a huge thanks to Kris Blair. She has been my teacher, my dissertation chair, my co-author, and, most importantly, my friend and mentor. In all of these capacities, she has challenged me to think more deeply, work harder, and dream big, and, in so doing, she has inspired my work on this digital book. Additionally, I would like to thank Lee Nickoson, another friend and mentor, for connecting Kevin and me way back in 2011. Her matchmaking set this collaboration in motion and for that, and so much more, I am grateful.

I also want to thank Craig Stroupe, whose courses in digital rhetoric and culture at the University of Minnesota Duluth first awakened my thinking to new digital landscapes and whose scholarship (especially "The Lost Island of English Studies" and "Hacking the Cool") has kept me thinking for the last decade leading up to composing this digital book. I also want to thank my friend and colleague David Beard, also from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Without his unwavering friendship and mentorship over the years, my participation in this book project (and many other endeavors) simply would not be possible. I am so very grateful for his support and encouragement.

Finally, I thank my amazing wife, Eden Leone, for pushing me to reach higher, cheering me on at each new milestone, and breaking my fall when I have occasionally lost my grip over the last thirteen years. Her patience, support, affection, and relentless drive have conspired to lead me down an adventorous path in life, and I am grateful for every moment I have spent with her on that path. Wtih love, I dedicate this book to her and her presence in my life.


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