Volume 17, Number 2 (Fall 1998)

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Editors' Column

"The Dilemma that Still Counts": Basic Writing at a Political Crossroads, Susanmarie Harrington and Linda Adler-Kassner

Iconic Discourse: The Troubling Legacy of Mina Shaughnessy, Jeanne Gunner

Inessential Writings: Shaughnessy's Legacy In A Socially Constructed Landscape, Laura Gray-Rosendale

Teaching in the Spaces Between: What Basic Writing Students Can Teach Us, Howard Tinberg

Technology, Basic Writing, and Change l, Jeffery T. Grabill

The Miserable Truth, Mina P. Shaughnessy

News and Announcements

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writingpublishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Articles are refereed by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors.

Editorial Staff

Editors: George Otte and Trudy Smoke
Editorial Assistants: Linda Camarasana and Carl Whithaus
Subscriptions: Mary E. Carney

Editorial Board

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The Journal of Basic Writing is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, with support from the City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs.

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Logo design by Alan Robbins

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