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Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe created a volume that set the agenda in the field of computers and composition scholarship for a decade. The technology changes that scholars of composition studies faced as the new century opened couldn't have been more deserving of passionate study. While we have always used technologies (e.g., the pencil) to communicate with each other, the electronic technologies we now use have changed the world in ways that we have yet to identify or appreciate fully. Likewise, the study of language and literate exchange, even our understanding of terms like literacy, text, and visual, has changed beyond recognition, challenging even our capacity to articulate them.

As Hawisher, Selfe, and their contributors engage these challenges and explore their importance, they "find themselves engaged in the messy, contradictory, and fascinating work of understanding how to live in a new world and a new century." The result is a broad, deep, and rewarding anthology of work still among the standard works of computers and composition study.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Introduction: The Passions that Mark Us: Teaching, Texts, and Technologies
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I: Refiguring Notions of Literacy in an Electronic World
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. 1. From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technologies
  2. pp. 15-33
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  1. 2. Saving a Place for Essayistic Literacy
  2. pp. 34-48
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  1. 3. The Haunting Story of J: Genealogy As A Critical Category in Understanding How a Writer Composes
  2. pp. 49-66
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  1. 4. "English" at the Crossroads: Rethinking Curricula of Communication in the Context of the Turn to the Visual
  2. pp. 66-88
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  1. 5. Petals on a Wet Black Bough: Textuality, Collaboration, and the New Essay
  2. pp. 98-114
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  1. 6. Response: Dropping Bread Crumbs in the Intertextual Forest: Critical Literacy in a Postmodern Age
  2. pp. 115-126
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  1. Part II: Revisiting Notions of Teaching and Access in an Electronic World
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. 7. Beyond Imagination: The Internet and Global Digital Literacy
  2. pp. 129-139
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  1. 8. Postmodern Possibilities in Electronic Conversations
  2. pp. 140-160
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  1. 9. Hyper-readers and their Reading Engines
  2. pp. 161-177
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  1. 10. “What is Composition . . . ?” After Duchamp (Notes Toward a General Teleintertext)
  2. pp. 178-204
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  1. 11. Access: The 'A' Word in Technology Studies
  2. pp. 205-220
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  1. 12. Response: Speaking the Unspeakable About 21st Century Technologies
  2. pp. 221-228
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  1. Part III: Ethical and Feminist Concerns in an Electronic World
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. 13. Liberal Individualism and Internet Policy: A Communitarian Critique
  2. pp. 231-248
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  1. 14. On Becoming a Woman: Pedagogies of the Self
  2. pp. 249-267
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  1. 15. Fleeting Images: Women Visually Writing the Web
  2. pp. 268-291
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  1. 16. Lest We Think the Revolution is a Revolution: Images of Technology and the Nature of Change
  2. pp. 292-322
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  1. 17. Into the Next Room
  2. pp. 323-336
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  1. 18. Response: Virtual Diffusion: Ethics, Techn
  2. pp. 337-346
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  1. IV. Searching for Notions of Our Postmodern Literate Selves in an Electronic World
  2. pp. 347-348
  1. 19. Blinded by the Letter: Why Are We Using Literacy as a Metaphor for Everything Else?
  2. pp. 349-368
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  1. 20. Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam
  2. pp. 369-386
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  1. 21. Technology’s Strange, Familiar Voices
  2. pp. 387-398
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  1. 22. Beyond Next Before You Once Again: Repossessing and Renewing Electronic Culture
  2. pp. 399-417
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  1. 23. Response: Everybody’s Elegies
  2. pp. 418-424
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 425-441
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 442-447
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 448-452
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874213164
Related ISBN
9780874212587
MARC Record
OCLC
42330336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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