Emancipatory Movements in Composition: The Rhetoric of Possibility [NOOK Book]

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Emancipatory Movements in Composition provides an overview of the four major disciplines that have, for the last ten years, influenced and guided the direction of composition studies. Drawing on contemporary social and rhetorical theory, this is the first cultural studies text deeply informed by classical rhetoric, feminism, and postcolonial studies. Readable and engaging, it merges theory and pedagogy, providing a rubric for understanding critical pedagogy, neosophistic rhetoric, service-learning, and ...
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Emancipatory Movements in Composition: The Rhetoric of Possibility

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Overview

Emancipatory Movements in Composition provides an overview of the four major disciplines that have, for the last ten years, influenced and guided the direction of composition studies. Drawing on contemporary social and rhetorical theory, this is the first cultural studies text deeply informed by classical rhetoric, feminism, and postcolonial studies. Readable and engaging, it merges theory and pedagogy, providing a rubric for understanding critical pedagogy, neosophistic rhetoric, service-learning, and ethnographic research. This self-reflexive and critical book examines the ethical dimensions of partaking in liberatory learning practices in the contemporary composition classroom.
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This is a comprehensive and valuable study of the movements in critical and feminist pedagogy of the last five to ten years, a time when the work on the possibilities for teaching has exploded. This book is both lucid and polemical, useful and readerly.— Dale M. Bauer, author of Feminist Dialogics: A Theory of Failed Community and coeditor of Feminism, Bakhtin, and the Dialogic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791488232
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 273 KB

Meet the Author

Andrea Greenbaum is Assistant Professor of English at Barry University. She is the author of Insurrections: Approaches to Resistance in Composition Studies, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Dissoi Logoi: Neosophistic Rhetoric and the Possibility of Critical Pedagogy 1
2 Cultural Studies and Composition: Ethnographic Research as Cultural Critique 23
3 "Bitch" Pedagogy: Agonistic Discourse and the Politics of Resistance 49
4 "Wat'cha Think? I Can't Spell?": Postcolonial Studies and the Narratives of Literacy 69
5 Emancipatory Politics and Composition: The Pedagogy of Liberatory Writing Instruction 83
App Syllabus for Expository Writing: ENC 3310-Explorations in Class, Race, and Gender 103
Notes 111
Works Cited 115
Index 129
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