Identity Matters

Identity Matters : Schooling the Student Body in Academic Discourse

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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.
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  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 152.91 x 227.08 x 15.24mm | 363g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791460568
  • 9780791460566

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"I have found myself thinking in a more sustained and creative way about the processes of language formation, development, and reconfiguration after reading this work."
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About Donna Lecourt

Donna LeCourt is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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