In this Book

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

Additional Information

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

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.