One of the top three questions in contemporary gender studies may well be: “what is masculinity?” Before moving on to my analysis of gender construction in the popular men’s lifestyle magazine Maxim, I will explore some of the answers that experts have postulated to this vexing question.
Introduction During the last five decades, rhetoricians have been deeply divided over whether rhetoric can be effectively used in teaching composition. Some have argued that rhetoric involves some or all forms of persuasion (Jordan 4). Others believe that it is the arguer’s manipulation of the audience (Herrick 3). These two views, among others, point to […]
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Introduction In the last fifteen years technical communication has undergone an explosive phase of growth both as a professional practice and as a field of academic inquiry. In industry, U.S. labor department reports show technical communication to be among the fastest growing professions in the country. Within the university, the increase has also been marked. In 1976 only 19 […]
Hearing the term “critical reading” provokes my composition students to lemon-pucker grimace and nervously shift in their seats as if a monster had suddenly appeared. They often gasp at the prospects of the composition course’s planned future critical reading unit. They identify with theorist Jacques Derrida’s notion that “the future is necessarily monstrous: the figure […]
there is a view. it is paid for. it is passe. it is just there. it is nice to have. it is not going anywhere. it is behind the curtains. A man pulls the curtain back and his startled black eyes turn white– sunlight enervated behind clouds. It is almost unbearable to him. But the […]
Anthropology and the tools of thought Science and culture possess a synergistic relationship. While the concerns of the larger society are addressed through a scientific methodology, science itself makes innovations and discoveries that profoundly alter the larger society that spawns it. The creation of knowledge exists as complex phenomena, simultaneously social and scientific. Darwin might have profoundly altered […]