Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and Other Ethnic Minorities

A Critical History and Pedagogy

  • Iris D. Ruiz

About this book


This book examines the history of ethnic minorities particularly Chicano/as and Latino/as--in the field of composition and rhetoric; the connections between composition and major US historical movements toward inclusiveness in education; the ways our histories of that inclusiveness have overlooked Chicano/as; and how this history can inform the teaching of composition and writing to Chicano/a and Latino/a students in the present day. Bridging the gap between Ethnic Studies, Critical History, and Composition Studies, Ruiz creates a new model of the practice of critical historiography and shows how that can be developed into a critical writing pedagogy for students who live in an increasingly multicultural, multilingual society.


Composition Studies Mexican American Studies Latino/a History Composition Pedagogy Ethnic Studies Mexican Rhetorics African American Rhetoric Critical Pedagogy Critical Historiography Composition Pedagogy Critical Race Theory Critical Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Iris D. Ruiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Merritt Writing ProgramUniversity of California, MercedClovisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53672-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53673-0
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