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

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  • 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.
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