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Reframing the Subject : Postwar Instructional Film and Class-Conscious Literacies.

By: Ritter, Kelly.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture: Publisher: Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (366 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0822963884; 9780822963882; 9780822981176; 0822981173.Other title: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture.Subject(s): Social guidance films -- United States -- History and criticism | Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States | Social classes in motion pictures -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States | Motion pictures in education -- United States | Mass media in education -- United States | Social mobility | English languageGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 791.43655 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction: Sometimes We Expect Great Things; 1. Social Inequalities and the Enterprise of Schooling; 2. Wartime Literacies and the Curricular Tensions of Democracy; 3. Mediating Literacies: The Postwar Literacy Sponsorship of Composition Textbooks and Instructional Films; 4. Modeling Social Literacies on Film: Coronet Instructional Films and Class Maintenance; 5. Enacting Literacies: Current-Traditionalism via Coronet's Role-Play; 6. The Rhetorical Economies of Mass Literacy Instruction in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Observation; Notes; Works Cited
Summary: "Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the value systems inherent in postwar mental hygiene films (class-based ideals, democracy, patriotism) with writing education--an alliance that continues today by way of the mass digital technologies used in teaching online. She further details the larger material and cultural forces at work in the production of these films behind the scenes and their effects on education trends"-- Provided by publisher.
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Acknowledgments; Introduction: Sometimes We Expect Great Things; 1. Social Inequalities and the Enterprise of Schooling; 2. Wartime Literacies and the Curricular Tensions of Democracy; 3. Mediating Literacies: The Postwar Literacy Sponsorship of Composition Textbooks and Instructional Films; 4. Modeling Social Literacies on Film: Coronet Instructional Films and Class Maintenance; 5. Enacting Literacies: Current-Traditionalism via Coronet's Role-Play; 6. The Rhetorical Economies of Mass Literacy Instruction in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Observation; Notes; Works Cited

Index

English.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the value systems inherent in postwar mental hygiene films (class-based ideals, democracy, patriotism) with writing education--an alliance that continues today by way of the mass digital technologies used in teaching online. She further details the larger material and cultural forces at work in the production of these films behind the scenes and their effects on education trends"-- Provided by publisher.

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Kelly Ritter is professor of English and director of undergraduate rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College, 1943-1963 ; Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960 ;and Who Owns School? Authority, Students, and Online Discourse. Ritter also is editor of the journal College English.

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