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'Evan is my Science': Autism, Vaccines and Postmodern Medicine
This project situates the Autism-Vaccine Controversy within the larger theoretical context of postmodern medicine. The texts of two prominent figures from within the Autism-Vaccine Controversy were rhetorically analyzed ...
Watershed: Conserving a Common-Place
Relying on three years of ethnographic fieldwork, this dissertation argues that the watershed-based conservation effort in the Clear Creek watershed in eastern Iowa helps watershed farmers negotiate competing logics of ...
Inventing Home: Movement, Place, and the Rhetorics of Polish Chicago
This is an ethnographic study of the rhetorical world of Polish immigrants in and around Chicago, with primary focus on a grassroots organization of Polish pro-immigrant activists. Through a series of specific investigations ...
Other People's Students: Elaborated Codes and Dialect in Basic Writing
English teachers, especially those in the field of basic writing, have long debated how to teach writing to students whose home language differs from the perceived norm. This thesis intervenes in that stalemated debate by ...