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The Resistant Writer
The Resistant Writer (February 1999)
Rhetoric as Immunity, 1850 to the Present
Charles Paine - Author

A cultural history of the origins of composition studies that sheds new light on contemporary debates regarding the role of rhetoric in student transformation.

"I see this book as a highly original contribution, full of new information, based on careful scholarship and bristling with original juxtapositions. Paine has reconceptualized the recent history of rhetoric, producing a book everyone in the field will need to read and ...(Read More)
Expanding Literacies
Expanding Literacies (March 1998)
English Teaching and the New Workplace
Mary Sue Garay - Editor
Stephen A. Bernhardt - Editor

1999 Best Collection of Essays in Technical and Scientific Communication - National Council of Teachers of English

Examines the escalating literacy demands of the new workplace, and makes suggestions for reshaping traditional English classes to better equip students with new skills to meet these needs.

"This book is readable, accessible, and informative. There's nothing available to compare ...(Read More)
Voicing Ourselves
Voicing Ourselves (March 1998)
Whose Words We Use When We Talk about Books
Christian Knoeller - Author

Using Bakhtinian theory, this study reveals how and why readers routinely refer to the words and ideas of others to interpret the meanings and implications of the books they read.

In a public high school classroom in the San Francisco Bay area, a group of twelfth graders have decided themselves to enroll for Advanced-Placement English. Faced with unprecedented diversity for such a class in terms of academic and ethnic b...(Read More)
Dramas of Solitude
Dramas of Solitude (February 1998)
Narratives of Retreat in American Nature Writing
Randall Roorda - Author

Brings the insights of narrative theory to bear upon the genre of nature writing, to explore the social or ethical purposes of solitude in stories of retreat in nature.

What do stories of nature tell us about the social or ethical purposes of solitude? And what do stories of solitude reveal of the "character" of nonhuman nature? Dramas of Solitude brings the insights of narrative theory to bear upon the genre of n...(Read More)
Language and Limits
Language and Limits (January 1998)
Resisting Reform in English Studies
Myron C. Tuman - Author

Presents a clear and forceful counter-statement about tensions and trends in contemporary English studies, offering at the same time a carefully reasoned critique of rationalistic forces within education and culture generally.

"Language and Limits tackles an important issue, the role of critical thinking (in the neo-Marxist sense) and opposes to it, an approach that uses a broader appeal, the appeal of the imaginative apprehens...(Read More)
Changing Work, Changing Workers
Changing Work, Changing Workers (March 1997)
Critical Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Skills
Glynda Hull - Editor

This glimpse into factories, hospitals, other work settings, and work-related literacy programs, shows the massive changes in expectations for workers' "skills" in the twenty-first century, especially regarding language and literacy.
"The question of what workers need to know has become big business. The workplace education world--especially its language and literacy component--has been invaded by hucksters and opportunists of almost ever...(Read More)
Literacy for Citizenship
Literacy for Citizenship (January 1997)
Gender and Grassroots Dynamics in Brazil
Nelly P. Stromquist - Author

Describes the experiences of a group of adult Brazilian women in a literacy program with explicit emancipatory objectives.
"Nelly Stromquist's case study of the MOVA (Movimento de Alfabetizacao de Jovens e Adultos) literacy program in Sao Paulo, Brazil between 1989 and 1993, is a significant contribution to the literature on education and development. It provides insights into the limitations of many current theories concerning the poten...(Read More)
Good Writing in Cross-Cultural Context
Good Writing in Cross-Cultural Context (November 1995)
Xiao-ming Li - Author

This dialogue between teachers of writing in China and America on what constitutes "good writing," reveals that standards are culturally situated.

"As the first ethnographical account of teachers' perceptions about good writing in China and America, this book gives the reader a whole new insight about differences and similarities in educational systems, teacher training, and teaching between two nations. The systems an...(Read More)
Revisioning Writers' Talk
Revisioning Writers' Talk (March 1995)
Gender and Culture in Acts of Composing
Mary Ann Cain - Author

"Cain has conducted an original research project, one that made me hold my breath at times as I wondered if she would be able to complete such an unusual narrative in a believable manner. She has impressively explored an underexplored area, looking at the writing workshop to discover what is hidden, covert, or not sanctioned. This book illuminates an area that most of us take for granted, assuming we all know how workshops actually function. Her ...(Read More)
Writing Students
Writing Students (December 1994)
Composition Testimonials and Representations of Students
Marguerite H. Helmers - Author

This is a book about the usual teacher-student relationship in composition courses. It disrupts and rewrites the commonplace conception of the relationship by revealing the uneven ways in which power is deployed in and around the classroom. And it offers a responsible alternative. The author not only offers teachers a way of learning about power relations at their own specific sites, but also works towards a more equitable redistribution.

Dra...(Read More)
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