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A rhetoric of transformation : the emergence of community literacy within composition studies

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dc.contributor.advisor Ede, Lisa
dc.creator Vega-Peters, Susan T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T17:30:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T17:30:38Z
dc.date.copyright 1996-06-12
dc.date.issued 1996-06-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34267
dc.description Graduation date: 1997 en_US
dc.description.abstract Within literacy and composition studies, writing, as a social act, is believed by many to have the potential to effect change in and transform situations of injustice. Community literacy, as an emergent practice within composition studies, embraces and stretches this notion of linking literacy to social change. Community literacy also embraces and stretches the notion of the dynamic relationship between theory and practice. This thesis focuses on the project of possibility that community literacy presents, as it attempts to transform situations of injustice through literate acts and as it attempts to transform the current field of composition studies. In this thesis, I have attempted to look broadly at the way the theories and practices of community literacy and composition studies mutually impact and refine each other so as to provide a richer sense of what is involved in both this particular literacy project and in its emergent place within this academic field. In Chapter 1, I explore the conversation that community literacy has recently entered among current theories and developing practices of literacy and composition. In Chapter 2, I examine how, because it is grounded in certain--sometimes conflicting--theories, advocates of community literacy are acting as negotiators among these diverse theories, pushing at the boundaries of the existing conversation in composition studies to potentially create--or open up the space for--new understandings of composition and the teaching of writing. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rhetoric -- Social aspects en_US
dc.title A rhetoric of transformation : the emergence of community literacy within composition studies en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts (M.A.) in English en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Liberal Arts en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Collins, Vick
dc.contributor.committeemember Helle, Anita
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using Capture Perfect 3.0 on a Canon DR-9050C in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_us


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