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ERIC Number: EJ403718
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Disciplines and Communities, "Armies" and "Monasteries," and the Teaching of Composition.
Strenski, Ellen
Rhetoric Review, v8 n1 p137-45 Fall 1989
Examines two metaphors for considering a university's social organization: the "Army" metaphor, a geopolitical model of disciplines advancing the frontiers of knowledge; and the "Monastery" metaphor, a religious model of communities conserving cultures. Urges composition teachers to reflect on these opposing images and on how they affect the nature of academic discourse. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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