Writing, Gender, and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Authored by: Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau

Handbook of Research on Writing

Print publication date:  July  2007
Online publication date:  March  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805848694
eBook ISBN: 9781410616470
Adobe ISBN: 9781135251116

10.4324/9781410616470.ch16

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Abstract

Within the long histories of feminism and composition, contemporary gender and writing research emerged from the cultural moment of the late 1960s. During that time, open admissions flooded universities with students who had not traditionally been able to attend institutions of higher learning. The subsequent informal and published research that investigated how to teach these students shaped the current instantiation of composition studies. Concurrently, the U.S. women’s movement burst onto the public stage, calling for academic research on gender in many disciplines, including what would become composition studies.

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