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John Trimbur. Composition and the Circulation of Writing.

Trimbur, John. "Composition and the Circulation of Writing." CCC 52.2 (2000): 188-219.


Composition has neglected the circulation of writing by figuring classroom life as a middle-class family drama. Cultural studies approaches to teaching writing have sought, with mixed success, to transcend this domestic space. I draw on Marx's Grundrisse for a conceptual model of how circulation materializes contradictory social relations and how the contradictions between exchange value and use value might be taken up in writing classrooms to expand public forums and popular participation in civic life.

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