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  • Manifest West : transitions and transformations 

    Contributor:Todd, Mark
    Volume 7, Manifest West Series, Western Press Books What changes, alters, undergoes renewal or metamorphosis in the West? The space shared and sparred-over in urban Oregon versus remote Colorado casts doubt on the concept ...
  • Teaching readers in post-truth America 

    Contributor:Carillo, Ellen C.
    Demonstrates how postsecondary teachers can engage the phenomenon of "post-truth," a concern in American discourse. Drawing on educational and cognitive psychology, human development, philosophy, and education, Carillo ...
  • Slender Man is coming : creepypasta and contemporary legends on the Internet 

    Contributor:Blank, Trevor J.; McNeill, Lynne S.
    Exploring the menacing figure of Slender Man, the blank-faced, long-limbed bogeyman born of a Photoshop contest, who has appeared in horror stories circulated on- and offline among young people. An unprecedented folkloric ...
  • Rhetor response : a theory and practice of literary affordance 

    Contributor:Khost, Peter H.
    Bridging the disciplinary divide between writing and literature and introducing the concept of "literary affordances"--A theory that addresses interpretation and use through understanding how a rhetor applies a text. A mix ...
  • Wicked, incomplete, and uncertain : user support in the wild and the role of technical communication 

    Contributor:Swarts, Jason
    How to document technologies that may hybridize into forms that not even their designers would have anticipated, and offers insight into the evolving role of a technical writer in an age of increasing user reliance on ...
  • Embodied playbook : writing practices of student-athletes, The 

    Contributor:Rifenburg, J. Michael
    Understanding student literacy in a surprising place: the university athletic department. Through analysis of a year-long case study of a university men's basketball team, showing a deeper and refined understanding of how ...
  • Identity, development, and the politics of the past : an ethnography of continuity and change in a coastal Ecuadorian community 

    Contributor:Bauer, Daniel
    Combining personal narrative and ethnography, Bauer examines cultural change in a rural Ecuadorian village where community has worked to stake claim to an Indigenous identity in face of economic, social, and political ...
  • Religion, history and place in the origin of settled life 

    Contributor:Hodder, Ian
    Exploring the role of religion in the origin of settled life in the Middle East and focusing on repetitive house or cult building construction in the same place. Working at several important sites it's argued that religious ...
  • Serendipity in rhetoric, writing, and literacy research 

    Contributor:Goggin, Maureen Daly; Goggin, Peter N.
    Scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them. Revealing the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, ...
  • Mission for development : Utah universities, the Point Four Program, and Iran, A 

    Contributor:Garlitz, Richard
    A story of technical advisors from three Utah universities who worked in Iran as part of the Point Four Program. Using their experiences, the book reexamines the rise and fall of the US-Iranian alliance and the roles that ...
  • Composition, rhetoric, and disciplinarity 

    Contributor:Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; Yancey, Kathleen Blake
    As a discipline can rhetoric and composition continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? Contributors address disagreements about what it ...
  • Internationalization of US writing programs, The 

    Contributor:Rose, Shirley K.; Weiser, Irwin
    Multiple theoretical approaches to the work of writing programs and WPAs play in defining goals, curriculum, placement, assessment, faculty and teacher development for international student populations--provided by publisher.
  • How writing faculty write : strategies for process, product, and productivity 

    Contributor:Tulley, Christine E.
    Examines the writing processes of fifteen diverse writing faculty, revealing how each scholar develops an idea, conducts research, drafts and revises a manuscript, and pursues publication, through in-depth interviews--provided ...
  • Thinking globally, composing locally : rethinking online writing in the age of the global Internet 

    Contributor:Rice, Rich; St. Amant, Kirk
    How writing and its pedagogy should adapt to the ever-expanding environment of international online communication. A global audience presents many challenges: writers seeking to contact and connect with individuals from ...
  • WPAs in transition : navigating educational leadership positions 

    Contributor:Wooten, Courtney Adams; Babb, Jacob; Ray, Brian
    A wide variety of professional and personal perspectives about the costs, benefits, struggles, and triumphs experienced by writing program administrators transitioning into and out of leadership positions. Contributors ...
  • Leisure and death : an anthropological tour of risk, death, and dying 

    Contributor:Kaul, Adam; Skinner, Jonathan
    Interdisciplinary study of dark tourism that examines the relationship between leisure and death, specifically how leisure practice is used to meditate upon and mediate life. Grounded in international anthropological case ...
  • Geysers of Yellowstone, The 

    Contributor:Bryan, T. Scott
    The most up-to-date and comprehensive reference to the geysers of Yellowstone National Park that describes in detail each of the more than 500 geysers in the park. The entire text has been revised and most geyser descriptions ...
  • Archaeological perspectives on warfare on the Great Plains 

    Contributor:Clark, Andrew J.; Bamforth, Douglas B.
    Anthropologists from across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shaped and reflected human societies on the Plains. Brings together research ...
  • Life beyond the boundaries : constructing identity in edge regions of the North American Southwest 

    Contributor:Harry, Karen G.; Herr, Sarah A.
    Exploring identity formation in American Southwest communities during pre-contact. Focused on some of the more poorly understood regions using methods drawn from science, anthropology, and history to investigate a variety ...
  • Archaeology of large-scale manipulation of prey : the economic and social dynamics of mass hunting, The 

    Contributor:Carlson, Kristen; Bement, Leland C.
    Expands the understanding of large-scale hunting methods beyond the customary role of subsistence and survival to include the social and political realms where large-scale hunting adaptations evolved, primarily from the ...

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