Gender roles and faculty lives in rhetoric and composition / Theresa Enos.

Combining anecdotal evidence (the personal stories of rhetoric and composition teachers) with hard data. Theresa Enos offers documentation for what many have long suspected to be true: lower-division writing courses in colleges and universities are staffed primarily by women who receive minimal pay,...

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Main Author: Enos, Theresa.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1996]
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Summary:Combining anecdotal evidence (the personal stories of rhetoric and composition teachers) with hard data. Theresa Enos offers documentation for what many have long suspected to be true: lower-division writing courses in colleges and universities are staffed primarily by women who receive minimal pay, little prestige, and lessened job security in comparison to their male counterparts. Male writing faculty, however, also are affected by factors such as low salaries because of the undervaluation of a field considered feminized. Enos describes and classifies narratives gathered from surveys, interviews, and campus visits and interweaves these narratives with statistical data gathered from national surveys that show gendered experiences in the profession. Enos discusses the ways in which these experiences affect the working conditions of writing teachers and administrators in various programs at different types of institutions. Enos provides fascinating personal histories of composition and rhetoric teachers whose work has been largely disregarded. She also provides information about writing programs, teaching, administrative responsibilities, ranks among teachers, ages, salary, tenure status, distribution of research, service responsibilities, records of publication, and promotion and tenure guidelines.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 146 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-141) and index.
ISBN:0585106525
9780585106526
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