Library of Congress Classifications for CCCC Outstanding Book Award Winners, 1991-2018

I’ve been collecting data on subjects/topic classifications in rhetorical studies for about a decade now. The goal is to eventually publish an interactive data project that provides lots of different access points to better understand who is teaching/researching/writing about rhetoric. After taking a break to finish other projects, I’m finally able to start the project again.

One of my SQL tables keeps a list of Library of Congress Classifications that have been assigned to Outstanding Book Award winners from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). To help understand what I had when I stopped collecting data last, I output the data to Excel and had it create this pie chart.

You can probably get a sense of why this is an unfinished project. The large pie slices are general categories that make sense to a broader public of library users. But there is so really cool information in the subclassifications, because you get a sense for specific topics that award winning authors have wanted to write about for the last 30 years.

Library of Congress Classifications Assigned to CCCC Outstanding Book Award Winners. 1991-2018

Data Table: Subject Headings and Number of Occurrences

English language
24
Report writing12
Rhetoric10
Authorship4
Education, Higher4
Language and languages4
Asian Americans3
College teachers3
English philology3
Language and culture3
Literacy3
African Americans2
Cultural pluralism2
Hmong (Asian people)2
Mentally ill2
Poetics2
Academic language1
Academic writing1
American poetry1
American prose literature1
Anthropologists’ writings1
Anthropology-1
Anti-racism1
Arabic language1
Asian Americans in literature1
Azorean Americans1
Bakhtin, M M (Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich), 1895-19751
Basic writing (Remedial education)1
Biography as a literary form1
Books and reading1
Brazilian Americans1
Brazilians1
Citizenship1
City University of New York1
City University of New York City College1
Civil society1
College prose1
College students1
College teachers, Part-time1
Colloquial language1
Commonplace books1
Communication1
Computer-assisted instruction1
Computers and literacy1
Conflict management1
Critical pedagogy1
Dialectic1
Discourse analysis1
Discrimination in education1
Discrimination in higher education1
Dispute resolution1
Education1
Educational technology1
English language-1
English teachers1
Ethnology1
Feminism and education1
Feminist anthropology1
Figures of speech1
Gender identity in literature1
Government, Resistance to1
Hmong Americans1
Hmong language1
Humanities literature1
Immigrants1
Indians of North America1
Interdisciplinary approach in education1
Internet in education1
Knowledge, Theory of1
Language and logic1
Legal documents1
Listening1
Mass media1
Meaning (Philosophy)1
Minorities1
Modality (Linguistics)1
Multicultural education1
Multimedia systems1
Narration (Rhetoric)1
Online data processing1
People with social disabilities1
Persuasion (Rhetoric)1
Phenomenology1
Plato1
Post-racialism1
Postmodernism1
Race in literature1
Racism in education1
Racism in mass media1
Racism in popular culture1
Reconciliation1
Religion and politics1
Remedial teaching1
Rose, Mike (Michael Anthony)1
Scholarly publishing1
School prose1
Sex role in literature1
Social media1
Social sciences1
Socrates1
Sovereignty1
Survival1
Teacher-student relationships1
Teaching1
Teaching teams1
Technology (General)1
Truth1
United States1
Universities and colleges1
University extension1
Whites1
Women anthropologists1
Women1
Writing centers1
Written communication1

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