Genre In The New Rhetoric

Genre In The New Rhetoric

by Aviva Freedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 074840256X

ISBN-13: 9780748402564

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since The Mid-1980s The Notion Of "Genre" Has Been Dramatically Redefined. This redefinition has prompted theorists and scholars alike to analyze the shaping power of language and culture, and the interplay between the individual and the social.; Recent work in genre studies has drawn upon ideas and developments from a wide range of intellectual disciplines

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Since The Mid-1980s The Notion Of "Genre" Has Been Dramatically Redefined. This redefinition has prompted theorists and scholars alike to analyze the shaping power of language and culture, and the interplay between the individual and the social.; Recent work in genre studies has drawn upon ideas and developments from a wide range of intellectual disciplines including 20th-century rhetoric, literary theory, sociology and philosophy of science, critical discourse analysis, education and cultural studies. In this text, leading theorists reflect and capitalize on the growing interest in genre studies across these allied fields, and examine the powerful implications this reconception of genre has on both research and teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748402564
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Critical Perspectives on Literacy and Education Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Locating Genre Studies: Antecedents and Prospects1
Ch. 2Genre as Social Action23
Ch. 3Anyone for Tennis?43
Ch. 4Rhetorical Community: The Cultural Basis of Genre67
Ch. 5Systems of Genres and the Enactment of Social Intentions79
Ch. 6The Lab vs. The Clinic: Sites of Competing Genres105
Ch. 7On Definition and Rhetorical Genre125
Ch. 8A Genre Map of R&D Knowledge Production for the US Department of Defense133
Ch. 9Observing Genres in Action: Towards a Research Methodology146
Ch. 10Genre and the Pragmatic Concept of Background Knowledge155
Ch. 11'An Arousing and Fulfilment of Desires': The Rhetoric of Genre in the Process Era - and Beyond181
Ch. 12'Do As I Say': The Relationship between Teaching and Learning New Genres191
Ch. 13Traffic in Genres, In Classrooms and Out211
Notes on Contributors231
Index234

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