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From the Publisher"Very much like reading Foucault at his clearest and most convincing. This book is written with real authority, and it makes sense in all sorts of ways."
—James Slevin, Georgetown University
In an insightful assessment of the study and teaching of writing against the larger theoretical, political, and technological upheavals of the past thirty years, Fragments of Rationality questions why composition studies has been less affected by postmodern theory than other humanities and social science disciplines.
|1||In the Turbulence of Theory||25|
|2||The Changing Political Landscape of Composition Studies||48|
|3||The Linguistic Agent as Subject||80|
|4||Ideologies of the Self in Writing Evaluation||111|
|5||Coherent Contradictions: The Conflicting Rhetoric of Writing Textbooks||132|
|6||The Achieved Utopia of the Networked Classroom||163|
|7||Student Writers at the End of History?||200|
|8||The Ethical Subject||225|