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Who Can Afford Critical Consciousness? Practicing a Pedagogy of Humility

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ISBN-10: 1572735813

ISBN-13: 9781572735811

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Seitz

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Through ethnographic research with students, this book contends that many composition teachers' training in critical theory may lead them to misread implicit social meanings in working class, minority, and immigrant students' writing and thinking. The author examines how the local perspectives and discursive strategies of students from these backgrounds often complicate the translation of these theories to practice. The author offers concrete assignments and curriculum design as well as reflections on the process of the teaching approaches and discussion of student's writing projects.
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Provoking questionsp. 1
Class contextsp. 29
Reconsidering instrumentalist motivesp. 53
Immigrants and instrumentalismp. 75
Making work visiblep. 107
Social meanings of "difference"p. 139
Reconsidering resistancep. 173
Social affirmation alongside social critiquep. 195
Afterword : who should be building the theory?p. 229
Syllabus from Rashmi's classp. 237
Main assignments for English 161 : women in the Third Worldp. 241
Interview questions and contextsp. 245
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