Writing in Knowledge Societies

  • reform, rhetorical theory, identity, technology, digital landscape, community, culture

Edited by Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Anthony Paré, Natasha Artemeva, Miriam Horne, and Larissa Yousoubova
Copy edited by Amanda Purnell. Designed by Mike Palmquist and Adam Mackie.

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.

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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
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.01

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
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.02

"Curious Gentlemen": The Hudson's Bay Company and the Royal Society, Business and Science in the Eighteenth Century, Janet Giltrow
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.03

Electrons Are Cheap; Society Is Dear, Charles Bazerman
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.04

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
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.05

The Evolution of an Environmentalist Group Toward Public Participation: Civic Knowledge Construction and Transgressive Identities, Diana Wegner
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.06

Making Legal Knowledge in Global Digital Environments: The Judicial Opinion as Remix, Martine Courant Rife
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.07

Understanding and Supporting Knowledge Work in Schools, Workplaces, and Public Life, William Hart-Davidson and Jeffrey T. Grabill
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.08

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
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.09

Disciplines and Discourses: Social Interactions in the Construction of Knowledge, Ken Hyland
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.10

Knowledge and Identity Work in the Supervision of Doctoral Student Writing: Shaping Rhetorical Subjects, Anthony Paré, Doreen Starke-Meyerring, and Lynn McAlpine
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.11

Writing into the Knowledge Society: A Case Study of Vulnerability in Inkshedding, Miriam Horne
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.12

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
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Reinventing WAC (again): The First-Year Seminar and Academic Literacy, Doug Brent
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.14

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
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.15

"An Engrained Part of My Career": The Formation of a Knowledge Worker in the Dual Space of Engineering Knowledge and Rhetorical Process, Natasha Artemeva
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.16

International Students and Identity: Resisting Dominant Ways of Writing and Knowing in Academe, Heekyeong Lee and Mary H. Maguire
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.17

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

Representing Writing: A Rhetoric for Change, Roger Graves
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.18

Building Academic Community through a Town Hall Forum: Rhetorical Theories in Action, Tania Smith
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.19

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Establishing the Academic Role of Writing Centres, Margaret Procter
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379.2.20

Author Affiliations

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, Anthony Paré, Nathasha Artemeva, Miriam Horne, & Larissa Yousoubova (Eds.). (2011). Writing in Knowledge Societies. WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press. https://doi.org/10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379

Publication Date: November 23, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-97270-237-9 (pdf) | 978-0-97270-238-6 (epub) | 978-1-60235-268-1 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2011.2379 

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


Review by Mya Poe, Northeastern University, January, 2012.

Perspectives on Writing

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

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