Writing in Knowledge Societies

Edited by Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Anthony Paré, Natasha Artemeva, Miriam Horne, and Larissa Yousoubova
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CoverThe editors of Writing in Knowledge Societies provide a thoughtful, carefully constructed collection that addresses the vital roles rhetoric and writing play as knowledge-making practices in diverse knowledge-intensive settings. The essays in this book examine the multiple, subtle, yet consequential ways in which writing is epistemic, articulating the central role of writing in creating, shaping, sharing, and contesting knowledge in a range of human activities in workplaces, civic settings, and higher education. Writing in Knowledge Societies helps us conceptualize the ways in which rhetoric and writing work to organize, (re-)produce, undermine, dominate, marginalize, or contest knowledge-making practices in diverse settings, showing the many ways in which rhetoric and writing operate in knowledge-intensive organizations and societies.

About the Editors

Doreen Starke-Meyerring is an associate professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Anthony Paré is a professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Natasha Artemeva is an associate professor in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada. Miriam Horne is an assistant professor in the Core Division at Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Larissa Yousoubova is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Publication Information: Starke-Meyerring, Doreen, Paré, Anthony, Artemeva, Natasha, Horne, Miriam, and Yousoubova, Larissa (Eds.). (2011). Writing in Knowledge Societies. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/winks/

Publication Date: November 23, 2011

Contact Information:
Doreen Starke-Meyerring: doreen.starke-meyerring@mcgill.ca
Anthony Paré: anthony.pare@mcgill.ca
Natasha Artemeva: natasha_artemeva@carleton.ca
Miriam Horne: mhorne@champlain.edu
Larissa Yousoubova: ylarissa@alcor.concordia.ca

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Writing in Knowledge Societies

The Roles of Writing In Knowledge Societies: Questions, Exigencies, and Implications for the Study and Teaching of Writing, Doreen Starke-Meyerring and Anthony Paré

Conceptual, Methodological, and Historical Perspectives on Studying Writing as an Epistemic Practice

Investigating Texts in their Social Contexts: The Promise and Peril of Rhetorical Genre Studies, Catherine F. Schryer

"Curious Gentlemen": The Hudson's Bay Company and the Royal Society, Business and Science in the Eighteenth Century, Janet Giltrow

Electrons Are Cheap; Society Is Dear, Charles Bazerman

Writing as Knowledge Work in Public and Professional Settings

Risk Knowledge and Risk Communication: The Rhetorical Challenge of Public Dialogue, Philippa Spoel and Chantal Barriault

The Evolution of an Environmentalist Group Toward Public Participation: Civic Knowledge Construction and Transgressive Identities, Diana Wegner

Making Legal Knowledge in Global Digital Environments: The Judicial Opinion as Remix, Martine Courant Rife

Understanding and Supporting Knowledge Work in Schools, Workplaces, and Public Life, William Hart-Davidson and Jeffrey T. Grabill

The Role of Writing in the Production of Knowledge in Research Environments

Rhetoric, Knowledge, and "The Brute Facts of Nature" in Science Research, Heather Graves

Disciplines and Discourses: Social Interactions in the Construction of Knowledge, Ken Hyland

Knowledge and Identity Work in the Supervision of Doctoral Student Writing: Shaping Rhetorical Subjects, Anthony Paré, Doreen Starke-Meyerring, and Lynn McAlpine

Writing into the Knowledge Society: A Case Study of Vulnerability in Inkshedding, Miriam Horne

The Teaching of Writing as an Epistemic Practice in Higher Education

Writing and Knowledge Making: Insights from an Historical Perspective, Paul M. Rogers and Olivia Walling

Reinventing WAC (again): The First-Year Seminar and Academic Literacy, Doug Brent

A Code of Ethics as a Collaborative Learning Tool: Comparing a Face-to-Face Engineering Team and Multidisciplinary Online Teams, Anne Parker and Amanda Goldrick-Jones

"An Engrained Part of My Career": The Formation of a Knowledge Worker in the Dual Space of Engineering Knowledge and Rhetorical Process, Natasha Artemeva

International Students and Identity: Resisting Dominant Ways of Writing and Knowing in Academe, Heekyeong Lee and Mary H. Maguire

Articulating and Implementing Rhetoric and Writing as a Knowledge-Making Practice in Higher Education

Representing Writing: A Rhetoric for Change, Roger Graves

Building Academic Community through a Town Hall Forum: Rhetorical Theories in Action, Tania Smith

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Establishing the Academic Role of Writing Centres, Margaret Procter

Author Affiliations

Perspectives on Writing

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

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