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ERIC Number: EJ845999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Teaching Propriety: Unlocking the Mysteries of "Political Correctness"
Agnew, Lois
College Composition and Communication, v60 n4 p746-764 Jun 2009
Contemporary composition classrooms have understandably distanced themselves from the elitism associated with the terms "taste" and "propriety". However, writers do need to learn how appropriate discourse is rhetorically negotiated. Understanding and reinventing propriety's rhetorical function can enable students and teachers to develop notions of propriety that consider complex histories and perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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