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A taste for language : literacy, class, and English studies

Author: James Ray Watkins
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in writing & rhetoric.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that contemporary economic and political challenges make elementary questions about literacy, language, literature, education, and class imperative, and require a clear understanding of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ray Watkins
ISBN: 9780809329311 080932931X
OCLC Number: 317383430
Description: xii, 181 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : written English, English studies, and the analysis of class --
My father's education --
English studies, rhetoric, and writing --
Literary studies and the amateur's "wow!" --
Ethos, avocation, and the liberal arts --
English studies in an age of reform.
Series Title: Studies in writing & rhetoric.
Responsibility: James Ray Watkins Jr.

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"In "A Taste for Language", Watkins uses the personal trajectory of a father and son to explore the dynamics that have shaped the relationship between education and class mobility over the past forty Read more...

 
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