Sexuality and the Politics of Ethos in the Writing Classroom / Edition 3

Sexuality and the Politics of Ethos in the Writing Classroom / Edition 3

by Zan Meyer Goncalves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809326760

ISBN-13: 9780809326761

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Applying the complexities of literacy development and personal ethos to the teaching of composition, Zan Meyer Goncalves challenges writing teachers to consider ethos as a series of identity performances shaped by the often-inequitable social contexts of their classrooms and communities. Using the rhetorical experiences of students who identify as lesbian, gay,

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Applying the complexities of literacy development and personal ethos to the teaching of composition, Zan Meyer Goncalves challenges writing teachers to consider ethos as a series of identity performances shaped by the often-inequitable social contexts of their classrooms and communities. Using the rhetorical experiences of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, she proposes a new way of thinking about ethos that addresses the challenges of social justice, identity, and transfer issues in the classroom.

Goncalves offers an innovative approach to teaching identity performance theory bound by social contexts. She applies this new approach to theories of specificity and intersectionality, illustrating how teachers can help students redefine the relationship between their social identities and their writing. She also addresses bringing social activism and identity politics into the classroom, helping writers make transfers across rhetorical contexts and linking students' interests to public conversations.

Theoretical and practical, Sexuality and the Politics of Ethos in the Writing Classroom provides teachers of first-year and advanced composition studies with useful, detailed assignments based in specific identity performance. Goncalves offers techniques to subvert oppressive language practices, while encouraging students to recognize themselves as writers, citizens, and active participants in their own educations and communities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809326761
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Performing identities/performing social change1
2Exploring what it means to speak a new ideology27
3Negotiating multiplicities : performing identities in context56
4Sponsoring identity negotiation in the writing classroom and beyond86
5Making allies in the community131

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