ISBN-10:
0822957949
ISBN-13:
9780822957942
Pub. Date:
12/15/2002
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

by A. Suresh Canagarajah

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Overview

A Geopolitics of Academic Writing critiques current scholarly publishing practices and principles, exposing the inequalities in the way academic knowledge is constructed and legitimized. A. Suresh Canagarajah -- a periphery scholar now working in (and writing from) the center -- examines the broad Western conventions governing academic writing and argues that their dominance leads to the marginalization or appropriation of the knowledge of Third World communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822957942
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/15/2002
Series: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
The Problem1
The Project8
1.Contextualizing Academic Writing32
2.Communities of Knowledge Construction50
3.Conventions in Knowledge Construction77
4.Textual Conventions in Conflict102
5.Publishing Requirements and Material Constraints157
6.Literacy Practices and Academic Culture183
7.Poverty and Power in Knowledge Production233
8.Reform, Resistance, Reconstruction265
Notes307
Works Cited314
Index325

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