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Alterity and Narrative
Alterity and Narrative (September 2007)
Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities
Kathleen Glenister Roberts - Author

Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.

Drawing from the fields of rhetoric, cultural studies, literature, and folkloristics, Kathleen Glenister Roberts argues that identity and the history of alterity in the West can be understood more clearly through narrative motifs. She provides analyses of these motifs including infanticide, universalism, the Tower of Ba...(Read More)
Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students
Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students (August 2007)
Lessons Learned at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Cristina Kirklighter - Editor
Diana Cardenas - Editor
Susan Wolff Murphy - Editor

Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

This groundbreaking collection brings together the eclectic voices of two-year and four-year writing teachers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout the United States to explore the complexities of teaching writing with Latino/a students. Made up of narratives, qualitative studies, and conversations, the book presen...(Read More)
The Locations of Composition
The Locations of Composition (July 2007)
Christopher J. Keller - Editor
Christian R. Weisser - Editor

Explores the concepts of space and place within composition studies.

The Locations of Composition examines how spaces, places, and locations define, problematize, and shape composition studies. From a wide variety of perspectives, including critical theory, rhetoric, cultural geography, genre theory, postcolonial studies, and media studies, the contributors explore the disciplinary boundaries and authority of...(Read More)
Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton (April 2007)
Teacher of Weird Abundance
Paula M. Salvio - Author
Madeleine R. Grumet - Foreword by

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

The poet’s life as a teacher.

A Pulitzer Prize–winning poet who confessed the unrelenting anguish of addiction and depression, Anne Sexton (1928–1974) was also a dedicated teacher. In this book, Paula M. Salvio opens up Sexton’s classroom, uncovering a teacher who willfully demonstrated that the personal could also be plural. Look...(Read More)
Plagiarism (March 2007)
Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education
Bill Marsh - Author

An in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in light of today’s Web-based plagiarism detection services.

Plagiarism takes an in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in higher education in light of today’s Web-based plagiarism detection services. Challenging the widespread assumption that plagiarism is a simple matter of student cheating or scriptural error, Bill Marsh argues that today’...(Read More)
Participation and Power
Participation and Power (February 2007)
Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy Decisions
W. Michele Simmons - Author

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

Participation and Power examines the ways in which citizens are allowed to participate in environmental policy decision making. Despite requirements that mandate public participation, institutional practices and current models of public participation often exclude citizens from anything other than a superficial role. W. Michele ...(Read More)
Dying to Teach
Dying to Teach (January 2007)
A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Learning
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Affirms the power of writing to memorialize loss and work through grief.

In Dying to Teach, Jeffrey Berman confronts the most wrenching loss imaginable: the death of his beloved wife, Barbara. Through four interrelated narratives—how Barbara wrote about her illness in a cancer diary, how he cared for her throughout her illness, how his students reacted to his disclosure that she was dying, and ...(Read More)
Defying the Odds
Defying the Odds (December 2006)
Class and the Pursuit of Higher Literacy
Donna Dunbar-Odom - Author

Examines why some working-class students pursue higher literacy while others don’t.

“For me, literacy is … like trying to open a locked door with the wrong key … I don’t always see the meaning at first and usually I have to have someone … let me in with their key. I tend to think that being in college is enough, but it still isn’t going to guarantee higher literacy for me...(Read More)
Sins against Science
Sins against Science (September 2006)
The Scientific Media Hoaxes of Poe, Twain, and Others
Lynda Walsh - Author

Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.

Lynda Walsh explores a provocative era in American history—the proliferation of fake news stories about scientific and technological discoveries from 1830 to 1880. These hoaxes, which fooled thousands of readers, offer a first-hand lo...(Read More)
Critical Power Tools
Critical Power Tools (July 2006)
Technical Communication and Cultural Studies
J. Blake Scott - Editor
Katherine V. Wills - Editor
Bernadette Longo - Editor

Winner of the 2007 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication

The first sourcebook for rethinking technical communication theory, practice, pedagogy, and research through a cultural studies lens.

The first book to focus on the intersection of cultural studies and technical communication, Critic...(Read More)
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