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This book is meant for anybody in the composition business-teachers of composition theory and writing intensive courses in both college and high school, teacher educators, teachers of rhetoric, and graduate students. Composition and Resistance is a moving orchestration of our profession's deepest concerns about the economic, social, political, and practical aspects of teaching writing-matters that touch us all, both day-to-day and over professional lifetimes.

This is an action-oriented text, emphatic in its condemnation of unexamined persuasions, injudicious policies, uninformed practices, and stodginess; and liberatory in its arguments for change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867092813
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 10/7/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Claude Mark Hurlbert is a professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Notes
1 Resisting Composure 1
Transcript 9
2 Critical Teaching and Dominant Culture 12
Transcript 22
3 Are You the Teacher? 24
Transcript 31
4 The Names We Resist: Revising Institutional Perceptions of the Nontenured 32
Transcript 42
5 An Uncomfortable State of Mind 43
6 Composition and Cultural Studies 47
Transcript 56
7 Teaching Writing as Cultural Criticism 58
Transcript 68
8 Knowledge Against "Knowledge": Freshman English, Public Discourse, and the Social Imagination 70
Transcript 81
9 An Interactive Approach to Composition Instruction 82
Transcript 92
10 Teaching for Literacy in Socio-cultural and Political Contexts 95
11 The Feminization of Literacy 105
Transcript 114
12 Risks, Resistance, and Rewards: One Teacher's Story 115
Transcript 125
13 Rhetoric, Responsibility, and the "Language of the Left" 127
Transcript 137
14 This Desire for Change 139
15 How We Apples Swim 145
Transcript 150
16 Transforming Composition: A Question of Privilege 154
Transcript 165
17 Class Actions 167
Contributors 175
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