The Third Turn toward the Social: Nancy Welchs Living Room, Tony Scotts Dangerous Writing, and Rhetoric and Compositions Turn toward Grassroots Political ActivismReport as inadecuate




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Composition Forum, v21 Spr 2013

This review essay examines recent texts by Nancy Welch and Tony Scott, both of which use embodied activism as a starting point for their inquiries. Taken together, these works point to a distinct shift in composition studies' turn toward the social, one that calls on workers both within and outside the academy to actively engage in grassroots political struggle.

Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Activism, Political Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Politics of Education, Neoliberalism, Privatization, Citizen Participation, Social Systems, Working Class, Criticism, Literature Reviews

Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition. e-mail: cf[at]compositionforum.com; Web site: http://compositionforum.com





Author: Kinney, Kelly; Girshin, Thomas; Bowlin, Barrett

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=499&id=EJ1080504







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