A Theory of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 2

By Charles Bazerman
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverThe second in a two-volume set, A Theory of Literate Action draws on work from the social sciences—and in particular sociocultural psychology, phenomenological sociology, and the pragmatic tradition of social science—to "reconceive rhetoric fundamentally around the problems of written communication rather than around rhetoric's founding concerns of high stakes, agonistic, oral public persuasion" (p. 3). An expression of more than a quarter-century of reflection and scholarly inquiry, this volume represents a significant contribution to contemporary rhetorical theory.

About the Author

Charles Bazerman, Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of numerous research articles and books on the social role of writing, academic genres, and textual analysis, as well as textbooks on the teaching of writing.

Publication Information: Bazerman, Charles. (2013). A Theory of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 2. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/literateaction/v2/
Publication Date: August 17, 2013.

Contact Information:
Charles Bazerman: bazerman@education.ucsb.edu

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Symbolic Animal and the Cultural Transformation of Nature

Chapter 2. Symbolic Selves in Society: Vygotsky on Language and Formation of the Social Mind

Chapter 3. Active Social Symbolic Selves: Vygotskian Traditions

Chapter 4. Active Social Symbolic Selves: The Phenomenological Sociology Tradition

Chapter 5. Active Social Symbolic Selves: The Pragmatic Tradition within American Social Science

Chapter 6. Social Order: Structural and Structurational Sociology

Chapter 7. From the Interaction Order to Shared Meanings

Chapter 8. Linguistic Orders

Chapter 9. Utterances and Their Meanings

Chapter 10. The World in the Text: Indexed and Created

Chapter 11. The Writer on the Spot and on the Line

References

Perspectives on Writing

Series Editor: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara

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