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Public Performances

Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque

Edited by Jack Santino
Utah State University Press

Public Performances offers a deep and wide-ranging exploration of relationships among genres of public performance and of the underlying political motivations they share. Illustrating the connections among three themes—the political, the carnivalesque, and the ritualesque—this volume provides rich and comprehensive insight into public performance as an assertion of political power.

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Class in the Composition Classroom

Pedagogy and the Working Class

Utah State University Press

Class in the Composition Classroom considers what college writing instructors should know about their working-class students—their backgrounds, experiences, identities, learning styles, and skills—in order to support them in the classroom, across campus, and beyond. In this volume, contributors explore the nuanced and complex meaning of “working class” and the particular values these college writers bring to the classroom.

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Inventing the World Grant University

Chinese International Students’ Mobilities, Literacies, and Identities

Utah State University Press

Through an exploration of the literacy practices of undergraduate Chinese international students in the United States and China, Inventing the World Grant University demonstrates the ways in which writing, public speaking, disciplinary literacies, and humanities-based curricula are constructed and enacted across institutional and geographic borders.

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Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition

Utah State University Press

Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition is a timely exploration of the increasingly widespread and disturbing effect of “post-truth” on public discourse in the United States. Bruce McComiskey analyzes the instances of bullshit, fake news, feigned ethos, hyperbole, and other forms of post-truth rhetoric employed in recent political discourse.

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Writing Program Architecture

Thirty Cases for Reference and Research

Utah State University Press

An unprecedented abundance of information concerning the significant material, logistical, and rhetorical features of writing programs and the realities of thirty diverse and award-winning programs.

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The Politics of Writing Studies

Reinventing Our Universities from Below

Utah State University Press

A friendly critique of the field, The Politics of Writing Studies examines a set of recent pivotal texts in composition to show how writing scholarship, in an effort to improve disciplinary prestige and garner institutional resources, inadvertently reproduces structures of inequality within American higher education. Not only does this enable the exploitation of contingent faculty, but it also puts writing studies—a field that inherently challenges many institutional hierarchies—in a debased institutional position and at odds with itself.

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Rewriting

How to Do Things with Texts, Second Edition

Utah State University Press

Joseph Harris draws the college writing student away from static ideas of thesis, support, and structure, and toward a more mature and dynamic understanding. Harris wants college writers to think of intellectual writing as an adaptive and social activity, and he offers them a clear set of strategies—a set of moves—for participating in it.

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Crossing Divides

Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs

Utah State University Press

Crossing Divides offers diverse perspectives from leading scholars on the design and implementation of translingual writing pedagogies and programs.

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Crafting Presence

The American Essay and the Future of Writing Studies

Utah State University Press

Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay.

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Nature's Burdens

Conservation and American Politics, The Reagan Era to the Present

Utah State University Press

Nature’s Burdens is a political and intellectual history of American natural resource conservation from the 1980s into the twenty-first century—a period of intense political turmoil, shifting priorities among federal policymakers, and changing ideas about the goals of conservation. Telling a story of persistent activism, conflict, and frustration but also of striking achievement, it is an account of how new ideas and policies regarding human relationships to plants, animals, and their surroundings have become vital features of modern environmentalism.

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