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Representing the "Other": Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing

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Author(s): Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu

Arguing that representations of the "problems" of basic writers often risk perpetuating students' marginal position in higher education, Horner and Lu provide an important reinterpretation of the emergence of basic writing as a field.

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0-8141-4115-3

Stock No.: 41153

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Arguing that representations of the "problems" of basic writers often risk perpetuating students' marginal position in higher education, Horner and Lu provide an important reinterpretation of the emergence of basic writing as a field. These essays provide critical insight on a number of issues in basic writing and composition studies today:: the possibility of eliminating basic writing through "mainstreaming" or other strategies; the relevance of contact zone pedagogies to basic writing; intersections between basic writers and other writers; the continuing distinction between matters of "style" and matters of "content;" feminist and postcolonial critiques of composition work; and the prevalent textual bias of research in composition.
Refiguring English Studies series. 230 pp. 1998. College. ISBN 0-8141-4115-3.
No. 41153 

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