Recent scholarship has demonstrated that race, and how it intersects with gender, class, and sexual orientation, needs more critical examination. In composition studies, race is often appropriated as a category to distinguish cultural groups in research studies; however, the relationship of race to the composing process, the ways in which the cultural construct of race constructs students' identities and voices, and the ways in which racism is ritualized in composition pedagogy and curriculum are rarely investigated. Current studies do not discuss how race is addressed in textbooks used for first-year composition. Furthermore, despite the rich tradition of scholarship that discusses composition textbooks, more critiques are needed in the discipline that investigate what ideologies are embedded within textbooks.propagate white privilege, I will also specifically examine how these texts teach students to narrate their personal lives, to narrate ... The purpose of this chapter is to review the pertinent critical scholarship that discusses the personal essay.
|Title||:||Whiteness, White Privilege, and Three First-year Composition Guides to Writing|
|Author||:||Nicholas Neiman Behm|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|