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Author Scott, Tony, 1968-

Title Dangerous writing : understanding the political economy of composition / Tony Scott
Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages)
Contents Introduction: embodying the social in writing education -- Professionals and bureaucrats -- Writing the program: the genre function of the writing textbook -- How "social" is social class identification? -- Students working -- Writing dangerously
Summary Building on recent work in rhetoric and composition that takes an historical materialist approach, Dangerous Writing outlines a political economic theory of composition. The book connects pedagogical practices in writing classes to their broader political economic contexts, and argues that the analytical power of students' writing is prevented from reaching its potential by pressures within the academy and without, that tend to wed higher education with the aims and logics of "fast-capitalism." Since the 1980s and the "social turn" in composition studies and other
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199)
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Subject Academic writing -- Study and teaching -- Political aspects -- United States.
Academic writing -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Economic conditions.
College students -- United States -- Social conditions.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Political aspects -- United States.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008047646
ISBN 0874217342 (paperback; alk. paper)
0874217350 (electronic bk.)
9780874217346 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780874217353 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)