Cover

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Frontmatter

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CONTENTS

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pp. v-vi

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. vii-x

If we were to name every person, living and dead, who has contributed to this book, we would need to write at least a chapter of acknowledgments. So, we will limit ourselves to those with whom we have developed relationships, those who have been part of our lives and our work. First of all, we want to thank the co-authors who generously volunteered their time to talk with us, and, in...

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1. HOW WE CAME TO WRITE THIS BOOK

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pp. 1-13

We are co-authors who study co-authors. We observe them as they write, but our primary focus has been the stories they tell about their work together. The research we've compiled here is bookended by an attempt to write a collaborative dissertation in 1997 and by a College Composition and Communication Conference 2000 workshop involving experienced academic co-authors....

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2. WHY STUDY ACADEMIC CO-AUTHORS?

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pp. 14-47

We had several reasons for choosing to study successful, experienced co-authoring teams. First, as the view that knowledge is socially constructed has come to inform and complicate composition theory and practice, more and more instructors are incorporating collaboration into their classrooms in such forms as peer response groups, peer editing, group invention strategies, and...

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3. WHY CALL SUCCESSFUL CO-AUTHORING "FEMININE"?

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pp. 48-60

As we met with the co-authoring teams, they talked with us and each other about their individual and collaborative writing processes, their products, their strengths and weaknesses, professional issues of tenure and single authorship, pedagogy, their views on collaborative dissertations, issues of choice and time and proximity, first author concerns, and what they saw as benefits...

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4. COMPLETION OF CARING Successful Co-authoring as Relationship

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pp. 61-120

Having clarified the central terms we will use in presenting the data from our study, we would like to explain how we used Dickens and Sagaria's study to give structure to what we learned from the interviewees. We find it useful to think about the co-authoring teams in terms of Dickens and Sagaria's categories as we take both a phenomenological and hermeneutical...

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5. WHAT THEY DO How the Co-authors View Their Collaborative Writing Process

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pp. 121-142

In this chapter we will concentrate on how the co-authors describe what they actually do together to produce a piece of writing. Four of the teams are made up of composition specialists, and we assumed they would be more articulate than the others about their writing processes, but we found that the ability to...

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6. CO-AUTHORED SCHOLARSHIP AND ACADEMIA

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pp. 143-166

This chapter will look at how co-authoring, and what the co-authors believe about it, positions them in the academy. Mark Bonacci was the only author who felt confident that co-authoring is valued in his field. Of the other team members, some are sure co-authored scholarship is valued in their departments, but most of the others perceive that co-authoring...

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7. LEARNING TO CARE

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pp. 167-184

Our conclusion that the respect, trust, care, support, sharing, heterarchy, and commitment that characterize the relationships of these co-authors have led to a feminine approach to co-authoring raises fascinating questions for us: How did the authors come to have a feminine approach? What are the implications...

APPENDIX Profiles

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pp. 185-189

REFERENCES

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pp. 190-200

INDEX

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pp. 201-204

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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pp. 205-205