Textual Dynamics of the Professions: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities

Textual Dynamics of the Professions: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities

by Charles Bazerman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299125947

ISBN-13: 9780299125943

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press


Textual Dynamics of the Professions is a collection of fifteen essays examining the real effects of text on professional practices—in academic, scientific, and business settings. Charles Bazerman and James Paradis describe textual dynamics as an interaction in which professional texts and discourses are constructed by, and in turn construct, social

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Textual Dynamics of the Professions is a collection of fifteen essays examining the real effects of text on professional practices—in academic, scientific, and business settings. Charles Bazerman and James Paradis describe textual dynamics as an interaction in which professional texts and discourses are constructed by, and in turn construct, social practices. In the burgeoning field of discourse theory, this anthology stands apart in its treatment of a wide range of professional texts, including case studies, student papers, medieval letters, and product instructions, and in the inclusion of authors from a variety of disciplines.
    Invaluable to the new pedagogical field of “writing across the curriculum,” Textual Dynamics of the Professions is also a significant intervention into the studies of rhetoric, writing theory, and the sociology of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299125943
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Rhetoric of the Human Sciences Series
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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