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ERIC Number: EJ896584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Making the Case for Disciplinarity in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies: The Visibility Project
Phelps, Louise Wetherbee; Ackerman, John M.
College Composition and Communication, v62 n1 p180-215 Sep 2010
In the Visibility Project, professional organizations have worked to gain recognition for the disciplinarity of writing and rhetoric studies through representation of the field in the information codes and databases of higher education. We report success in two important cases: recognition as an "emerging field" in the National Research Council's taxonomy of research disciplines; and the assignment of a code series to rhetoric and composition/writing studies in the federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). We analyze the rhetorical strategies and implications of each case and call for continuing efforts to develop and implement a "digital strategy" for handling data about the field and its representation in information networks. (Contains 1 figure and 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A