Edited by Charles Bazerman and James Paradis
Edited for digital presentation by Nicole Ashton and Heidi Scott
In Textual Dynamics of the Profession, 15 essays examine the effects of texts on professional practices in academic, scientific, and business settings. Editors Charles Bazerman and James Paradis characterize "textual dynamics" as an interaction in which professional texts and discourses are constructed by, and in turn construct, social practices. Lauded for its contribution to the field of rhetoric and composition, this landmark collection offers essays that make a significant contribution to the scholarship of professional discourse practices.
Introduction, Charles Bazerman and James Paradis
Part One Textual Construction Of The Professions
The Rhetoric of Literary Criticism, Jeanne Fahnestock and Marie Secor
Part Two The Dynamics Of Discourse Communities
Social Context and Socially Constructed Texts: The Initiation of a Graduate Student into a Writing Research Community, Carol Berkenkotter, Thomas N . Huckin, and John Ackerman
Meaning Attribution in Ambiguous Texts in Sociology, Robert A . Schwegler and Linda K. Shamoon
Part Three: The Operational Force Of Texts
Understanding Failures in Organizational Discourse: The Accident at Three Mile Island and the Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Carl G. Herndl, Barbara A. Fennell, and Carolyn R. Miller
A Psychiatrist Using DSM-III: The Influence of a Charter Document in Psychiatry, Lucille Parkinson McCarthy
Publication Information: Bazerman, Charles, and Paradis, James (Eds.). (2004). Textual Dynamics of the Professions: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities. WAC Clearinghouse Landmark Publications in Writing Studies. The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/landmarks/textual-dynamics/ (Originally published 1991 by University of Wisconsin Press)
Publication Date: March 21, 2004
Series Editor: David R. Russell, Iowa State University
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