Why We Write: The Politics and Practice of Writing for Social Change

Why We Write: The Politics and Practice of Writing for Social Change

by Jim Downs
     
 

ISBN-10: 041597321X

ISBN-13: 9780415973212

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415973212
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : when and why we enter1
Ch. 1Why I write11
Ch. 2Why I write17
Ch. 3Why I write27
Ch. 4Why I write39
Ch. 5Disoriented in the Orient : a U.S. historian goes transnational49
Ch. 6Narratives of sexual conquest : a historical perspective on date rape61
Ch. 7Her heart, my hands : writing an intimate life69
Ch. 8Writing for history : journalism, history, and the revival of narrative83
Ch. 9"We should grow too fond of it" : why we love the Civil War95
Ch. 10Our silences will hurt us : journalistic writing in a women's prison111
Ch. 11To keep my body clean, to breathe, to give my mind rest125
Ch. 12Diary of a mad law student139
Ch. 13A drawbridge to the Ivory Tower : brokering the politics of environmental studies147
Ch. 14Why I don't write159

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