The derogation of the “traditional” in the discourse of academic professionalism in composition studies overlooks practices within tradition that may be counter or alternative to the hegemonic. Aspects of the Amherst College “tradition” of English 1–2 illustrate, in idealized form, alternative practices drawing from residual elements of dominant culture.
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This article was originally published in College Composition and Communication, volume 51, number 3, in 2000.
Horner, Bruce, "Traditions and professionalization : reconceiving work in composition." (2000). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 72.