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Few composition scholars two decades ago would have imagined the rate at which their field is now developing, expanding beyond its boundaries, creating new alliances, and locating new sites for research and generation of knowledge. In their introduction to this volume, Farris and Anson argue that, faced with a welter of competing models, compositionists too quickly dichotomize and dismiss. The contributors to Under Construction, therefore, address themselves to the need for commerce among competing visions of the field. They represent diverse settings and distinct points of view, but their over-riding interest is in promoting a view of the field that values interaction and mutual development above dogmatics and isolation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Introduction: Complicating Composition
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. I. The Research/Theory/Practice Relationship
  2. p. 9
  1. 1. Theory, Research, Practice, Work
  2. pp. 11-18
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  1. 2. Composing Composition Studies: Scholarly Publication and the Practice of Discipline
  2. pp. 19-29
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  1. 3. Toward a Theory of Theory for Composition Studies
  2. pp. 30-48
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  1. II. Critiquing Theories in Practice
  2. p. 49
  1. 4. The Dialogic Function of Composition Pedagogy: Negotiating between Critical Theory and Public Values
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. 5. Keeping Honest: Working-Class Students, Difference, and Rethinking the Critical Agenda in Composition
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. 6. Rethinking the Personal Narrative: Life-Writing and Composition Pedagogy
  2. pp. 79-92
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  1. 7. What Difference the Differences Make: Theoretical and Epistemological Differences in Writing Assessment Practice
  2. pp. 93-108
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  1. III. Refiguring and Relocating Research
  2. p. 109
  1. 8. Voices of Research: Methodological Choices of a Disciplinary Community
  2. pp. 111-123
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  1. 9. Grounded Theory: A Critical Research Methodology
  2. pp. 124-135
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  1. 10. Feminist Methodology: Dilemmas for Graduate Researchers
  2. pp. 136-149
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  1. 11. Insider/Outsider/Other?: Confronting the Centeredness of Race, Class, Color and Ethnicity in Composition Research
  2. pp. 150-165
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  1. 12. Re-Centering Authority: Social Reflexivity and Re-Positioning in Composition Research
  2. pp. 166-180
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  1. 13. Tracking Composition Research on the World Wide Web
  2. pp. 181-195
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  1. 14. Farther Afield: Rethinking the Contributions of Research
  2. pp. 196-214
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  1. IV. Remaking Knowledge and Rewriting Practice
  2. p. 215
  1. 15. A Rhetoric of Teacher-Talk—Or How to Make More Out of Lore
  2. pp. 217-233
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  1. 16. Theory, Practice, and the Bridge Between: The Methods Course and Reflective Rhetoric
  2. pp. 234-249
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  1. 17. Rewriting Praxis (and Redefining Texts) in Composition Research
  2. pp. 250-281
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  1. 18. Coming (in)to Consciousness: One Asian American Teacher’s Journey into Activist Teaching and Research
  2. pp. 282-301
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 302-323
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 324-328
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 329-332
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874213188
Related ISBN
9780874212563
MARC Record
OCLC
42330552
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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