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Relocating the Personal: A Critical Writing Pedagogy [NOOK Book]

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"Addressing the current and growing interest in the personal, the self, and the autobiographical not only in the teaching of writing, but also across many disciplinary and subject fields, Relocating the Personal describes a rich array of practical approaches to teaching the personal in settings where it has been excluded." "The author argues for the teaching of writing as a political project in schools and communities, and for a notion of the personal which is not simply equated with voice. The construct of narrative is preferred, because it
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Relocating the Personal: A Critical Writing Pedagogy

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Overview

"Addressing the current and growing interest in the personal, the self, and the autobiographical not only in the teaching of writing, but also across many disciplinary and subject fields, Relocating the Personal describes a rich array of practical approaches to teaching the personal in settings where it has been excluded." "The author argues for the teaching of writing as a political project in schools and communities, and for a notion of the personal which is not simply equated with voice. The construct of narrative is preferred, because it allows teachers to examine all personal writing as a representation and not the same thing as the writer's life. Strategies are developed for examining how experience is portrayed and how it might be written differently, with material effects on both the personal text and the writer's person." "The book incorporates the latest theories of critical and genre literacy as it develops four teaching cases in different education contexts (secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and adult/community)."--BOOK JACKET.
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Kamler (education, Deakin U., Burwood, Australia) describes an array of practical approaches to teaching the personal in writing and other disciplines. Teaching writing in schools and communities, she argues, should be a political project, and the personal should be more than simply voice. Her four case studies demonstrate applications in secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and adult and community settings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791491355
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 413 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Space, Time Embodied Texts 1
Ch. 2 Relocating Voice and Transformation 35
Ch. 3 Stories of Ageing 55
Ch. 4 Who Said Argumentative Writing Isn't Personal? 79
Ch. 5 Critical Spaces for Learning to Teach Writing 109
Ch. 6 Language, Gender, Writing 137
Ch. 7 The Politics of the Personal: New Metaphors, New Practices 171
Bibliography 187
Index 203
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