Under Construction
Under Construction
ed. Christine Farris & Chris M. Anson

Published: 1998
352 pages

ISBN 0-87421-257-X
$26.95 paper

ISBN 978-0-87421-256-3
$20.95 ebook

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Under Construction

Working at the Intersections of Composition Theory, Research, and Practice

ed. Christine Farris & Chris M. Anson

Few composition scholars two decades ago would have imagined the rate at which their field is now developing, expanding beyond its boundaries, creating new alliances, and locating new sites for research and generation of knowledge. In their introduction to this volume, Farris and Anson argue that, faced with a welter of competing models, compositionists too quickly dichotomize and dismiss.

The contributors to Under Construction, therefore, address themselves to the need for commerce among competing visions of the field. They represent diverse settings and distinct points of view, but their over-riding interest is in promoting a view of the field that values interaction and mutual development above dogmatics and isolation.