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National healing : race, state, and the teaching of composition

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Utah State University Press, Logan, p.289 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb PE1405 .U6 H87 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9860569

Keywords:

English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States, English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching--Social aspects--United States

Abstract:

Summary: "In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies. Teachers and scholars, even in progressive fields like composition, are unwittingly at odds with their own most liberatory purposes, he says, and he advocates consciously broadening our understanding of rhetoric and writing instruction to include rhetorical traditions of non-Western cultures. Threading a personal narrative of his own experiences as a student, professor, and citizen through a wide ranging discussion of theory, pedagogy, and philosophy in the writing classroom, Hurlbert weaves a vision that moves beyond simple polemic and simplistic multiculturalism. National Healing offers a compelling new aesthetic, epistemological, and rhetorical configuration."-- Provided by publisher.; Summary: "In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies. Teachers and scholars, even in progressive fields like composition, are unwittingly at odds with their own most liberatory purposes, he says, and he advocates consciously broadening our understanding of rhetoric and writing instruction to include rhetorical traditions of non-Western cultures"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng