By Charles Bazerman
In Shaping Written Knowledge, Charles Bazerman traces the history and character of the experimental article in science, calling attention to the social and rhetorical forces that shaped its development. Truly a landmark in writing studies, this book provides a broadly interdisciplinary exploration of an important genre and offers insights that extend far beyond its immediate focus of study.
Table of Contents
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Part One: Writing Matters
Chapter 1: The Problem of Writing Knowledge
Chapter 2: What Written Knowledge Does: Three Examples of Academic Discourse
Part Two: The Emergence of Literary and Social Forms in Early Modern Science
Chapter 3: Reporting the Experiment: The Changing Account of Scientific Doings in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1665-1800
Chapter 4: Between Books and Articles: Newton Faces Controversy
Chapter 5: Literate Acts and the Emergent Social Structure of Science
Part Three: Typified Activities in Twentieth-Century Physics
Chapter 6: Theoretical Integration in Experimental Reports in Twentieth-Century Physics: Spectroscopic Articles inPhysical Review, 1893-1980
Chapter 7: Making References: Empirical Contexts, Choices, and Constraints in the Literary Creation of the Compton Effect
Chapter 8: Physicists Reading Physics: Schema-Laden Purposes and Purpose-Laden Schema
Part Four: The Reinterpretation of Forms in the Social Sciences
Chapter 9: Codifying the Social Scientific Style: The APA Publication Manual as a Behaviorist Rhetoric
Chapter 10: Strains and Strategies in Writing a Science of Politics: The Unsettled Rhetoric of the American Political Science Review, 1979
Part Five: Scientific Writing as a Social Practice
Chapter 11: How Language Realizes the Work of Science: Science as a Naturally Situated, Social Semiotic System
Chapter 12: Writing Well, Scientifically and Rhetorically: Practical Consequences for Writers of Science and Their Teachers
Publication Information: Bazerman, Charles. (2000). Shaping Written Knowledge: The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science. The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/landmarks/bazerman-shaping/ (Originally published in 1988 by University of Wisconsin Press)
Publication Date: November 1, 2000
Digitizing. This book was first digitized and edited by Patricia Klei in 2001. It was digitized once again by Colorado State University's Morgan Library in 2022.
Charles Bazerman's Home Page: http://www.education.ucsb.edu/~bazerman
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Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University
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