Reading Culture: Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing

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Diana George, John Trimbur
Pearson/Longman, Jan 30, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 590 pages
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Acclaimed for its compelling readings and provocative images,Reading Cultureprovides students with outstanding instruction on how to read and write critically about the culture that surrounds them.

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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER Reading the News
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DIANA GEORGE teaches at Michigan Technological University, where she directed the first-year composition program for several years. She is coauthor, with John Trimbur, of Reading Culture: Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing and has served on the executive boards of the National Writing Centers Association and The Council of Writing Program Administrators.

John Trimbur is a specialist in composition and writing studies, with interests in cultural studies of literacy and the politics of language in the United States and South Africa. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from State University of New York, Buffalo. Trimbur is the director of the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College in Boston. He has published widely on writing theory and has won a number of awards, including the Richard Braddock Award for Outstanding Article (2003) for "English Only and U.S. College Composition," the James L. Kinneavy Award (2001) for "Agency and the Death of the Author: A Partial Defense of Modernism," and the College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award (1993) for _The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary_. He also was a visiting professor at the Centre for Higher Education Development and a resident fellow at the Centre for Rhetorical Studies, both at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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