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Author Gonçalves, Zan Meyer, 1962-

Title Sexuality and the politics of ethos in the writing classroom / Zan Meyer Gonçalves
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 193 pages)
Series Studies in writing & rhetoric
Studies in writing & rhetoric.
Contents Performing identities/performing social change -- Exploring what it means to speak a new ideology -- Negotiating multiplicities: performing identities in context -- Sponsoring identity negotiation in the writing classroom and beyond -- Making allies in the community
Summary Applying the complexities of literacy development and personal ethos to the teaching of composition, Zan Meyer Goncalves challenges writing teachers to consider ethos as a series of identity performances shaped by the often-inequitable social contexts of their classrooms and communities. Using the rhetorical experiences of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, she proposes a new way of thinking about ethos that addresses the challenges of social justice, identity, and transfer issues in the classroom. Goncalves offers an innovative approach to teaching identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-187) and index
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Subject Bisexuals -- Education (Higher)
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects.
Gays -- Education (Higher)
Group identity.
Homosexuality and education.
Identity (Psychology)
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Sexual orientation -- Social aspects.
Transgender people -- Education (Higher)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0809388529 (electronic bk.)
9780809388523 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)