Writing as a Human Activity: Implications and Applications of the Work of Charles Bazerman

  • Feb 28, 2023

Cover of the Writing as a Human Activity Book, showing an image of Charles Bazerman writingWriting as a Human Activity: Implications and Applications of the Work of Charles Bazerman, edited by Paul M. Rogers, David R. Russell, Paula Carlino, and Jonathan M. Marine, offers a collection of original essays that attempt to account for Charles Bazerman’s shaping influence on the field of writing studies.

Through scholarly engagement with his ideas, the 16 chapters—written by authors from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America—address Bazerman’s foundational scholarship on academic and scientific writing, genre theory, activity theory, writing research, writing across the curriculum, writing pedagogy, the sociology of knowledge, new media and technology, and international aspects of writing. Collectively, the authors use Bazerman’s work as a touchstone to consider contemporary contexts of writing as a human activity.

This book, like other books published by the Clearinghouse, will be available in a print edition from University Press of Colorado in the coming months. The book appears in the Perspectives on Writing book series, which is edited by Rich Rice, Heather Falconer, and J. Michael Rifenburg.

Thanks to Paul, David, Paula, and Jonathan for their work on the book and for their decision to share it with us as an open-access publication. Thanks as well to the anonymous peer reviewers who contributed to its development. And, in particular, thanks to Charles Bazerman for his amazing contributions to the field of writing studies.