The Politics of Writing Centers

The Politics of Writing Centers

by Jane Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867095695

ISBN-13: 9780867095692

Pub. Date: 08/24/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

While a number of writing-center publications have examined the historical and theoretical perspectives on writing-center administration and tutoring, none has ever attempted to explore the terrain of power in which writing centers are located. The Politics of Writing Centers does. It is not a handbook on how to direct or tutor in a writing center. Instead,

Overview

While a number of writing-center publications have examined the historical and theoretical perspectives on writing-center administration and tutoring, none has ever attempted to explore the terrain of power in which writing centers are located. The Politics of Writing Centers does. It is not a handbook on how to direct or tutor in a writing center. Instead, the authors offer a powerful investigation into the sites of conflict and recommend directions for positive change.

In the first part of the book, the authors explore the consequences of not only the identities that are constructed for and about writing centers by others, but also those that writing centers construct for themselves and in association with other campus communities. In the process, the contributors reveal new opportunities for productive reidentification and dialogue with other voices in other places. The second part of the book examines the material conditions of writing-center work, focusing on the architecture of power that supports and undermines it. Because writing centers must respond to changing paradigms in their institutions, the authors suggest ways that writing centers can be agents of their own change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867095692
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/24/2001
Series:
Crosscurrents Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Politics of Conversation

Writing Centers and Writing Programs, P. Carino

What's in a Name?, P. McQueeney

Fill 'er Up, Pass the Band-Aids, Center the Margin, and Praise the Lord, K. Fischer & M. Harris

Peer Tutoring, J. Cogie

Graduate Students in the Writing Center, C. Leverenz

Labor Pains, L. Shamoon & D. Burns

Sites for (Invisible) Intellectual Work, M. Marshall

The Politics of Location

The Politics of Administrative and Physical Location, C. Haviland , C. Fye & R. Colby

Political Issues in Secondary School Writing Centers, P. Childers & J. Upton

An Audit of the National Writing Centers Association's Growth, E. Hobson & K. Lowe

Lining Up Ducks or Herding Cats?, J. Simpson & B. Maid

The Disappearing Writing Center Within the Disappearing Academy, C. Murphy & J. Law

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