Identity Matters

Identity Matters

Schooling the Student Body in Academic Discourse

eBook - 2004
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Identity Matters explores the question that consistently plagues composition teachers: why do their pedagogies so often fail? Donna LeCourt suggests that the answer may lie with the very identities, values, and modes of expression higher education cultivates. In a book that does precisely what it theorizes, LeCourt analyzes student-written literacy autobiographies to examine how students interact with and challenge cultural theories of identity. This analysis demonstrates that writing instruction does, indeed, matter and has a significant influence on how students imagine their potential in both academic and cultural realms. LeCourt paints not only a compelling and vexing picture of how students interact with academic discourse as both mind and body, but also offers hope for a reconceived pedagogy of social-material writing practice.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781423739210
Characteristics: ix, 245 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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