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ERIC Number: EJ1161088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Re-Reading James Moffett: Discourse, Rhetoric, Subjectivity
Green, Bill
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v17 n3 p315-329 2010
Re-reading James Moffett's work in the light of more recent scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, this paper presents a "deconstructive" account of Moffett's key texts. Understanding them as instances in themselves of rhetoric and textuality, and reading them at once "with" and "against" the grain, the paper explores issues of dialogue, difference and discourse in this regard, seeking to tease out contradictions and ambivalences in Moffett's writing. What emerges is a meaning-potential for a complex view of subjectivity, and a renewed sense of the value of re-reading Moffett now, as a resource for thinking English teaching differently and anew.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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