Composition As a Human Science

This groundbreaking collection of essays is one of the first works to reflect directly and systematically on the conceptual and ethical basis for composition studies as a new discipline of written language.

Author: Louise Wetherbee Phelps

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195361822

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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This groundbreaking collection of essays is one of the first works to reflect directly and systematically on the conceptual and ethical basis for composition studies as a new discipline of written language. Phelps articulates a philosophy of composition generous enough to accommodate all the strands of current work without being overly eclectic--an open framework subject to modification and addition as the field develops. She draws on wide reading in the humanities and social sciences--including cognitive science, linguistics, literary theory, education, philosophy, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and psychology--to define the contribution and place of composition studies within the larger intellectual and cultural community. The book will therefore interest theorists and scholars in a wide variety of fields.

Composition as a Human Science

In work on coherence and discourse structure I have suggested that composition theory must be built up out of inherently integrative concepts.

Author: Louise Wetherbee Phelps

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195067828

Category: History

Page: 268

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Although the subject of composition has firmly established itself in secondary schools and universities as one worthy of study, philosophical premises on composition have yet to be discussed. This collection of essays draws together the different philosophical viewpoints on the matter.

Composition as a Human Science

This book goes some way to resolving these problems.

Author: Louise Wetherbee Phelps

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195042697

Category: Science

Page: 268

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The last twenty years have seen an explosion of writing programmes in American schools and universities. However, while composition has firmly established itself as a subject worthy of study, the major philosophical premises that differentiate a subject from a discipline have yet to be agreed upon. This book goes some way to resolving these problems.

Rhetorica in Motion

I'm drawn to the positioning of composition as a human science as a starting ... links between empirical re- search in our field and other human sciences.

Author: Eileen E Schell

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Rhetorica in Motion is the first collected work to investigate feminist rhetorical research methods in both contemporary and historical contexts. The contributors analyze the decision-making processes and methodologies employed in deciphering the origins, meanings, theories, workings, and manifestations of feminist rhetoric. The volume examines familiar themes, such as archival, literary, and online research, but also looks to other areas of rhetoric, such as disability studies; gerontology/aging studies; Latina/o, queer, and transgender studies; performance studies; and transnational feminisms in both the United States and larger geopolitical spaces. Rhetorica in Motion incorporates previous views of feminist research, outlines a set of principles that guides current methods, and develops models for undertaking future inquiry, including working as individuals or balancing the dynamics of group research. The text explores how feminist research embodies what has come before and reflects what researchers, institutions, and instructors bring to it and what it brings to them. Underlying the discovery of this volume is the understanding that feminist rhetoric is in constant motion in a dynamic that resists definition.

Contemporary Composition Studies

Composition as a Human Science (1988) incorporates these essays in a still broader attempt to provide a theoretical frame for composition.

Author: Edith H. Babin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313300879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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Composition studies is a rapidly growing and constantly changing field. At present, however, graduate students and writing teachers have little choice of current reference works that define key terms in the field and provide information about the scholars and researchers who have shaped and are shaping the discipline. This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies. The entries for individuals chronicle the history of their contributions to the field, while the entries for terms record term development over time. The book includes generous bibliographical information and an appendix of scholars from other disciplines who have contributed to composition studies.

The Practice of Theory

“ human sciences , " and to define the structure of a field that takes on the ... Composition as a Human Science was read and reviewed immediately after its ...

Author: Michael F. Bernard-Donals

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521595061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Examines the practical use of theory as a pedagogical aid and argues for a broader conception of rhetoric in the human sciences.

Human Evolutionary Biology

Journal of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Science, 23, 25-30. Fomon, S. J., Haschke, F., Ziegler, E. E., et al. (1982). Body composition of ...

Author: Michael P. Muehlenbein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521879484

Category: Science

Page: 624

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A wide-ranging and inclusive text focusing on topics in human evolution and the understanding of modern human variation and adaptability.

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom

Composition as a Human Science: Contributions to the Self- Understanding of a Discipline. New York: Oxford UP, 1988. Pirsig, Robert.

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791423050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom is a collection of the most outstanding articles published in the Journal of Advanced Composition over the last decade. Together these essays represent the breadth and strength of composition scholarship that has fruitfully engaged with critical theory in its many manifestations. In drawing on the critical discourses of philosophers, feminists, literary theorists, African Americanists, cultural theorists, and others, these compositionists have enriched discourse in the field, broadened intellectual conceptions of the multiple roles and functions of discourse, and opened up an infinite number of questions and new possibilities for composition theory and pedagogy.

Human Body Composition

Dutton , J. ( 1991 ) . In vivo analysis of body elements and body composition . University of Wales Science and Technology Review , 8 , 19-30 .

Author: Timothy Lohman

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736046550

Category: Medical

Page: 523

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The 2nd edition of Human Body Composition includes updated information and new chapters. The editors and 35 contributors are well respected researchers in the field of body composition science. This is one of few texts that provides comprehensive coverage of body composition research. The primary intent is to present current information on research methods. This book can serve as a textbook for those who are students or new researchers. Descriptions of various methods and background information are imparted in great detail with numerous references. New chapters address energy expenditure, animal body composition, molecular genetics and body composition as it relates to disease states of cancer, HIV, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This book is recommended for students and new researchers in the field of body composition research who need to learn various methods, histories and practical applications--Publisher's description.


... Velocity and Delivery,” 78—80 “Composition as Cultural Artifact: Rethinking History as Theory,” 19—20 Composition as a Human Science: Contributions to ...

Author: Sidney I Dobrin

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809387885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Leading a burgeoning self-critical moment in composition studies and writing program administration, Postcomposition is a fundamental reconsideration of the field that attempts to shift the focus away from pedagogy and writing subjects and toward writing itself. In this forceful and reasoned critique of many of the primary tenets and widely accepted institutional structures of composition studies, Sidney I. Dobrin delivers a series of shocks to the system meant to disrupt the pedagogical imperative and move beyond the existing limits of the discipline. Dobrin evaluates the current state of composition studies, underscoring the difference between composition and writing and arguing that the field's focus on the administration of writing students and its historically imposed prohibition on theory greatly limit what can be understood about writing. Instead he envisions a more significant approach to writing, one that questions the field's conservative allegiance to subject and administration and reconsiders writing as spatial and ecological. Using concepts from ecocomposition, spatial theory, network theory, complexity theory, and systems theory, Postcomposition lays the groundwork for a networked theory of writing, and advocates the abandonment of administration as a useful part of the field. He also challenges the usefulness of rhetoric in writing studies, showing how writing exceeds rhetoric. Postcomposition is a detailed consideration of how posthumanism affects the field's understanding of subjectivity. It also tears at the seams of the "contingent labor problem." As he articulates his own frustrations with the conservatism of composition studies and builds on previous critiques of the discipline, Dobrin stages a courageous-and inevitably polemical-intellectual challenge to the entrenched ideas and assumptions that have defined composition studies.

The Uncertain Sciences

This is what Marx was groping toward: a recognition that human aspirations enter into the composition of any human science.

Author: Bruce Mazlish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351302388

Category: History

Page: 348

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This sweeping inquiry into the present condition of the human sciences addresses the central questions: What sort of knowledge do the human sciences claim to be offering? To what extent can that knowledge be called scientific? and What do we mean by "scientific" in such a context? In this wide-ranging book, one of the most esteemed cultural historians of our time turns his attention to major questions about human experience and various attempts to understand it "scientifically." Mazlish considers the achievements, failings, and possibilities of the human sciences--a domain that he broadly defines to include the social sciences, literature, psychology, and hermeneutic studies. In a rich and original synthesis built upon the work of earlier philosophers and historians, Mazlish constructs a new view of the nature and meaning of the human sciences. Starting with the remote human past and moving through the Age of Discovery to the present day, Mazlish discusses the sort of knowledge the human sciences claim to offer. He looks closely at the positivistic aspirations of the human sciences, which are modeled after the natural sciences, and at their interpretive tendencies. In an analysis of scientific method and scientific community, he explores the roles they can or should assume in the human sciences. His approach is genuinely interdisciplinary, drawing upon an array of topics, from civil society to globalization to the interactions of humans and machines.

Human Body Composition

This book is the compilation of papers presented at the International Symposium on In Vivo Body Composition Studies, held in Houston, Texas, November 10-12, 1992.

Author: Kenneth J. Ellis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489912688

Category: Science

Page: 402

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This book is the compilation of papers presented at the International Symposium on In Vivo Body Composition Studies, held in Houston, Texas, November 10-12, 1992. The purpose of this conference was to report on the state-of-the-art techniques for in vivo body composition measurements and to present the most recent human data on normal body composition and changes during disease. This conference was the third in a series of meetings on body composition studies held in North America, and follows the successful meetings at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1986, and the one in Toronto in 1989. A large number of excellent research papers were offered for consideration at this Conference which demonstrates the rapid growth of the field in the last three years. However, we had to limit the presentations to approximately 90 papers which provided a broad spectrum of the applications and recent interest in the subject. The proceedings of the Brookhaven meeting "In Vivo Body Composition Studies", is published by The Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine, London. The proceedings of the Toronto meeting "In Vivo Body Composition Studies" was published by Plenum Press in its basic life science series. Both these meetings placed more emphasis on technical aspects while the current Houston meeting tried to emphasize more the emerging clinical applications of these techniques. The general sessions used at the Conference for presentations forms the basis of the order of appearance of the papers in this book.

A Counter history of Composition

Composition in the Twenty - First Century : Crisis and Change . ... Composition as a Human Science : Contributions to the SelfUnderstanding of a Discipline ...

Author: Byron Hawk

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Contests the assumption that vitalism and contemporary rhetoric represent opposing, disconnected poles in the writing tradition. Vitalism has been historically linked to expressivism and dismissed as innate and unteachable, whereas rhetoric is seen as a rational, teachable method for producing argumentative texts. Hawk calls for the reexamination of current pedagogies to incorporate vitalism and complexity theory and argues for their application in the environments where students write and think today.

Writing in the Workplace

Organizational communication : Foundations for human resource development . ... Composition as a human science : Contributions to the self - understanding ...

Author: Rachel Spilka

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809321858

Category: Education

Page: 332

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An anthology containing 19 previously unpublished contributions, some reporting on workplace writing studies completed since the mid-1980s, and others introducing new arguments about research to date and future research directions. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Fractured Feminisms

"Rethinking the Historical Narratives of Composition's Ethics Debate. ... Composition as a Human Science: Contributions to 156 GIL HAROOTUNIAN.

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791458016

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Crucial conversations about feminist theories and how they can fall apart, rupture, and fragment.

A Rhetoric of Doing

Teaching Composition : Twelve Bibliographic Essays . ... The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences : Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs .

Author: James L. Kinneavy

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809315319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Concerned with both the nature and the practice of discourse, the eighteen essays collected here treat rhetoric as a dynamic enterprise of inquiry, exploration, and application, and in doing so reflect James L. Kinneavy's firm belief in the vital relationship between theory and practice, his commitment to a spirit of accommodation and assimilation that promotes the development of ever more powerful theories and ever more useful practices. A thorough introduction provides the reader with clear summaries of the essays by leading-edge theorists, researchers, and teachers of writing and rhetoric. A "field context" for the ideas presented in this book is provided through the division of the various chapters into four major sections that focus on classical rhetoric and rhetorical theory in historical contexts; on dimensions of discourse theory, aspects of discourse communities, and the sorts of knowledge people access and use in producing written texts; on writing in school-related contexts; and on several dimensions of nonacademic writing. A fifth section contains a bibliographic survey and an appreciation of James Kinneavy's work. The exceptional range of these essays makes A Rhetoric of Doing an ecumenical examination of the current state of mind in rhetoric and written communication, a survey and description of what discourse and those in the field of discourse are, in fact, doing.

When Students Have Power

Composition as a Human Science: Contributions to the Self-understanding of a Discipline. New York: Oxford University Press. Piaget, Jean. 1979.

Author: Ira Shor

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226223858

Category: Education

Page: 257

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What happens when teachers share power with students? In this profound book, Ira Shor—the inventor of critical pedagogy in the United States—relates the story of an experiment that nearly went out of control. Shor provides the reader with a reenactment of one semester that shows what really can happen when one applies the theory and democratizes the classroom. This is the story of one class in which Shor tried to fully share with his students control of the curriculum and of the classroom. After twenty years of practicing critical teaching, he unexpectedly found himself faced with a student uprising that threatened the very possibility of learning. How Shor resolves these problems, while remaining true to his commitment to power-sharing and radical pedagogy, is the crux of the book. Unconventional in both form and substance, this deeply personal work weaves together student voices and thick descriptions of classroom experience with pedagogical theory to illuminate the power relations that must be negotiated if true learning is to take place.

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

Composition as a human science: Contributions to the self-understanding of a discipline. New York: Oxford University Press. Ratcliffe, K. (1999).

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc

ISBN: 9781412909501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

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The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.