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Feminist Rhetorical Practices: 4 Hot Methodological Concepts

Whew! I told Tim and Kate that when you highlight something in the Acknowledgments section, you know it’s going to be a hot book. There are so many different things to talk about here, but I thought I would just take some time to hash out the four methodological concepts Royster & Kirsch present: critical… Continue reading Feminist Rhetorical Practices: 4 Hot Methodological Concepts

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

Angels’ Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday

I wanted to approach this week’s blog post a little differently. Instead of summarizing Cintron (because, honestly, I’m not sure I can do a good summary of this!), I wanted to point to some different themes that caught my eye while I was reading the last three chapters. 1) Metaphor (or Topos) of Disorder. Like… Continue reading Angels’ Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

The Anthropology of Writing

Since I didn’t pick any specific chapters to read for this week, I thought I’d read the first two chapters of The Anthropology of Writing: Understanding Textually-Mediated Worlds to contextualize everyone else’s discussions. This collection seeks to bring together two writing research traditions: the (French) anthropology of writing and (English-speaking) New Literacy Studies (Barton and… Continue reading The Anthropology of Writing

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

A Contextualist Research Paradigm

Cindy Johanek’s Composing Research: A Contextualist Paradigm for Rhetoric and Composition addresses composition’s debates over the values of quantitative and qualitative research methods, creating a false dichotomy of epistemologies [e.g. narrative vs. numerical]. The showdown between quant/qual is self-defeating: it limits what research methods we can use, thus limiting the research itself. To move away… Continue reading A Contextualist Research Paradigm

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

Extending Understandings of Archival Research

Though we all seemed to be on some level of agreement about the value of Bazerman’s piece (“Theories of the Middle Range in Historical Studies of Writing Practice”) as a practical approach to doing historical, archival work, Tim’s criticism of Bazerman’s inattention to his own positionality stuck with me during this week’s readings. These readings… Continue reading Extending Understandings of Archival Research