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Institutions of higher education are experiencing the largest influx of enrolled veterans since World War II, and these student veterans are transforming post-secondary classroom dynamics. While many campus divisions like admissions and student services are actively moving to accommodate the rise in this demographic, little research about this population and their educational needs is available, and academic departments have been slower to adjust. In Generation Vet, fifteen chapters offer well-researched, pedagogically savvy recommendations for curricular and programmatic responses to student veterans for English and writing studies departments.

In work with veterans in writing-intensive courses and community contexts, questions of citizenship, disability, activism, community-campus relationships, and retention come to the fore. Moreover, writing-intensive courses can be sites of significant cultural exchanges—even clashes—as veterans bring military values, rhetorical traditions, and communication styles that may challenge the values, beliefs, and assumptions of traditional college students and faculty.

This classroom-oriented text addresses a wide range of issues concerning veterans, pedagogy, rhetoric, and writing program administration. Written by diverse scholar-teachers and written in diverse genres, the essays in this collection promise to enhance our understanding of student veterans, composition pedagogy and administration, and the post-9/11 university.

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  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat
  3. pp. 1-28
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  1. Part I: Beyond the Military-Civilian Divide: Understanding Veterans
  2. pp. 29-30
  1. Chapter 1. Veterans in College Writing Classes: Understanding and Embracing the Mutual Benefit
  2. Sean Morrow and Alexis Hart
  3. pp. 31-50
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  1. Chapter 2. Uniform Meets Rhetoric: Excellence through Interaction
  2. Angie Mallory and Doug Downs
  3. pp. 51-72
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  1. Chapter 3. Not Just “Yes Sir, No Sir”: How Genre and Agency Interact in Student-Veteran Writing
  2. Erin Hadlock and Sue Doe
  3. pp. 73-94
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  1. Chapter 4. Faculty as First Responders: Willing but Unprepared
  2. Linda S. De La Ysla
  3. pp. 95-116
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  1. Part II: Veterans and Public Audiences
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. Chapter 5. “I Have To Speak Out”: Writing with Veterans in a Community Writing Group
  2. Eileen E. Schell and Ivy Kleinbart
  3. pp. 119-139
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  1. Chapter 6. Closer to Home: Veterans’ Workshops and the Materiality of Writing
  2. Karen Springsteen
  3. pp. 140-155
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  1. Chapter 7. Signature Wounds: Marking and Medicalizing Post-9/11 Veterans
  2. Tara Wood
  3. pp. 156-173
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  1. Chapter 8. Exploring Student-Veteran Expectations about Composing: Motivations, Purposes, and the Influence of Trauma on Composing Practices
  2. Ashly Bender
  3. pp. 174-196
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  1. Part III: Veteran-Friendly Composition Practices
  2. pp. 197-198
  1. Chapter 9. Recognizing Silence: Composition, Writing, and the Ethical Space for War
  2. Roger Thompson
  3. pp. 199-215
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  1. Chapter 10. A New Mission: Veteran-Led Learning Communities in the Basic Writing Classroom
  2. Ann Shivers-McNair
  3. pp. 216-239
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  1. Chapter 11. The Value of Service Learning for Student-Veterans: Transitioning to Academic Cultures through Writing and Experiential Learning / Bonnie Selting
  2. pp. 251-267
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  1. Chapter 12. “Front and Center”: Marine Student-Veterans, Collaboration, and the Writing Center / Corrine E. Hinton
  2. pp. 268-292
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 293-295
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 296-302
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874219425
Related ISBN
9780874219418
MARC Record
OCLC
893739537
Pages
242
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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