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Learning to Rival: A Literate Practice for Intercultural Inquiry

Learning to Rival: A Literate Practice for Intercultural Inquiry

1st Edition

Linda Flower, Elenore Long, Lorraine Higgins
October 02, 2019

Learning to Rival tells the inside story of college and high school writers learning to "rival"--to actively seek rival hypotheses and negotiate alternative perspectives on charged questions. It shows how this interdisciplinary literate practice alters with the context of use and how, in learning...

Interacting With Audiences: Social Influences on the Production of Scientific Writing

Interacting With Audiences: Social Influences on the Production of Scientific Writing

1st Edition

Ann M. Blakeslee
December 22, 2014

This distinctive monograph examines the dynamic rhetorical processes by which scientists shape, negotiate, and position their work within an interdisciplinary community. Author Ann M. Blakeslee studies the everyday rhetorical practices of a group of condensed matter theoretical physicists, and...

An African Athens: Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in South Africa

An African Athens: Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in South Africa

1st Edition

Philippe-Joseph Salazar
December 22, 2014

An African Athens offers an analysis of a new ecology of rhetoric--the reshaping of a nation into a democracy through rhetorical means. Author Philippe-Joseph Salazar provides a general view of issues as they have taken shape in the apartheid and post-apartheid South African experience, presenting...

The Rhetoric of Risk: Technical Documentation in Hazardous Environments

The Rhetoric of Risk: Technical Documentation in Hazardous Environments

1st Edition

Beverly A. Sauer
November 01, 2002

The crash of an Amtrak train near Baltimore, the collapse of the Hyatt hotel in Kansas City, the incident at Three Mile Island, and other large-scale technological disasters have provided powerful examples of the ways that communication practices influence the events and decisions that precipitate...

Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts

Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts

1st Edition

Patrick Dias, Aviva Freedman, Peter Medway, Anthony Par‚
April 01, 1999

Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts offers a unique examination of writing as it is applied and used in academic and workplace settings. Based on a 7-year multi-site comparative study of writing in different university courses and matched workplaces, this volume...

Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975

Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975

1st Edition

Dwight Atkinson
November 01, 1998

Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context represents the intersection of knowledge and method, examined from the perspective of three distinct disciplines: linguistics, rhetoric-composition, and history. Herein, Dwight Atkinson describes the written language and rhetoric of the Royal Society...

Writing/Disciplinarity: A Sociohistoric Account of Literate Activity in the Academy

Writing/Disciplinarity: A Sociohistoric Account of Literate Activity in the Academy

1st Edition

Paul Prior
August 01, 1998

Over the past century, the explosive growth of scientific, technical, and cultural disciplines has profoundly affected our daily lives. However, processes of enculturation in sites such as graduate education that have helped to form these disciplines have received very limited research attention....

Reality By Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity in Education

Reality By Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity in Education

1st Edition

Joseph Petraglia
February 01, 1998

In the first paragraphs of this volume, the author identifies an "authenticity paradox": that the purported real-worldedness of a learning environment, technique, or task is so rhetorically potent that educators frequently call attention to it in pedagogical conversations to legitimize their...

Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing of Defense Technology

Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing of Defense Technology

1st Edition

A.D. Van Nostrand
February 01, 1997

Knowledge is the basic output of the defense technology establishment in the United States; it is what enables the development of weapon systems. From this premise, this volume explores the process of knowledge production in defense technology from the beginnings of the Cold War to the present time...

Writing Like An Engineer: A Rhetorical Education

Writing Like An Engineer: A Rhetorical Education

1st Edition

Dorothy A. Winsor
March 01, 1996

Comprised of a study spanning over five years, this text looks at four engineering co-op students as they write at work. Since the contributors have a foot in both worlds -- work and school -- the book should appeal to people who are interested in how students learn to write as well as people who...

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