Writing In Social Spaces

Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627121
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Writing In Social Spaces from the Author: Rowena Murray. Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find enough time for writing. Many supervisors are unsure about how to help postgraduates improve their writing for thesis and publication. Whilst the problem does presents through concerns with ‘time’, it is also partly about writing practices, academic identities and lack of motivation. This book provides a research-based, theorised approach to the skill of writing whilst retaining a link to writing practices and giving immediate yet sustainable solutions to the writing problem. It supplies new theory and practice on: socializing writing-in-progress and writing with others exploring the alternation of conscious and unconscious, internal and external processes in academic writing whilst in a social grouping Applying social processes in the writing process Using case studies and vignettes of writing in social spaces to illustrate the theory in practice, This book is a valuable resource for academics, scholars, professionals and practitioners, as well as researchers at all stages of their career, and in all disciplines.

Ideas Of Difference

Author: Kevin Hetherington
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631207689
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Ideas Of Difference from the Author: Kevin Hetherington. This book introduces contemporary writing about difference through the idea of the labour of division. The contributors see divisions as artefacts that are not only produced in representations of the social but are performed as a continuous labour. Ideas of Difference will appeal to anyone working on identity, organizing, materiality, ethics or spatiality. In reversing the traditional 'division of labour'. the book puts the issue of difference in question. The issue is not so much that differences are reproduced through social constructions, but of identifying the work that social construction allows in creating, consuming and switching 'divisions'. Divisions are no longer seen as fixed, or natural, but are implicated in performing difference.

Becoming Biliterate

Author: Bobbie Kabuto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113693426X
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Becoming Biliterate from the Author: Bobbie Kabuto. Through the real-life context of one child learning to be bilingual and biliterate, this book raises questions and provides a context for pre-service and practicing teachers to understand and reflect on how children learn to read and write in multiple languages. Highlighting the social and cognitive advantages of biliteracy, its purpose is to help teachers better understand the complexity by which young children become biliterate as they actively construct meaning and work through tensions resulting from their everyday life circumstances. Perspectives regarding identity and language ideologies are presented to help teachers refine their own pedagogical approaches to teaching linguistically diverse children. Readers are engaged in understanding early biliteracy through a process of articulating and questioning their own assumptions and beliefs about learning in multiple languages and literacies.

Written Space In The Latin West 200 Bc To Ad 300

Author: Gareth Sears
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441161627
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Written Space In The Latin West 200 Bc To Ad 300 from the Author: Gareth Sears. This volume explores the creation of 'written spaces' through the accretion of monumental inscriptions and non-official graffiti in the Latin-speaking West between c.200 BC and AD 300. The shift to an epigraphic culture demonstrates new mentalities regarding the use of language, the relationship between local elites and the population, and between local elites and the imperial power. The creation of both official and non-official inscriptions is one of the most recognisable facets of the Roman city. The chapters of this book consider why urban populations created these written spaces and how these spaces in turn affected those urban civilisations. They also examine how these inscriptions interacted to create written spaces that could inculcate a sense of 'Roman-ness' into urban populations whilst also acting as a means of differentiating communities from each other. The volume includes new approaches to the study of political entities, social institutions, graffiti and painting, and the differing trajectories of written spaces in the cities of Roman Africa, Italy, Spain and Gaul.

Writing Tangier In The Postcolonial Transition

Author: Michael K. Walonen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140943382X
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Writing Tangier In The Postcolonial Transition from the Author: Michael K. Walonen. In his study of the Tangier expatriate community at the end of the colonial era, Walonen analyses representations of French and Spanish Colonial North Africa by Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Alfred Chester. Depictions of place by native Moroccan authors such as Mohammed Choukri, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Anouar Majid counterbalance Western expressions both of nostalgia for the colonial order and of support for native demands for independent governance.

Changing Spaces

Author: Arlene Archer
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
ISBN: 1920338594
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Changing Spaces from the Author: Arlene Archer. Changing Spaces makes a forceful and credible case for the role of writing centres in engaging with students, staff and institutional structures in understanding issues of access from a social perspective ... This is a specialist book for those working in writing centres and for academics of all disciplines. It is based on research and provides an important set of theoretical arguments, developed through reflection on writing centre practices, about student writing and the work of the university. Professor Sioux McKenna Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning, Rhodes University How do we select and train tutors? How do we work with faculty? How do we combat the image that we are remedial, a ‘fix-it’ shop? How do we prove our worth? How do we show that we improve retention? ... Changing Spaces demonstrates the flexibility of writing centers and the unique roles they play in South Africa. Writing centers everywhere represent institutional responses to the learning needs of their students, and they do so because writing centers adapt easily to different contexts and situations. They meet students where they are, as a group and individually. Professor Leigh Ryan Writing Center Director, University of Maryland, USA

People Profiles And Trust On Interpersonal Trust In Web Mediated Social Spaces

Author: Alexander Ljung
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409229424
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People Profiles And Trust On Interpersonal Trust In Web Mediated Social Spaces from the Author: Alexander Ljung. As web-mediated social spaces become more commonplace on the internet, a need arises for understanding classical social phenomena in this new context. Trust is one of these phenomena. The purpose of this book is to study several aspects of interpersonal trust in web-mediated social spaces. More specifically, this book discusses questions on how predominant social orders, space design, and representations of user identity affect trust on the individual level.

Writing Spaces And Places

Author: Charles Notto Lesh
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Writing Spaces And Places from the Author: Charles Notto Lesh. As its central and motivating claim, this dissertation argues that writing makes space. Through an ethnographic examination of graffiti writing in Boston and the various social spaces it produces-the blackbook, the city, and the train-my work here is intended to alert scholars of writing and rhetoric to the ways in which rhetorical activity not only exists in space, requires space, and negotiates space, but also makes spaces that promote, facilitate, and limit particular assemblages of social relations. While previous work in rhetoric and composition has persuasively argued that space informs, shapes, and produces (the conditions for) writing, I argue in this dissertation that writing informs, shapes, and produces space. I contend that graffiti writing provides an instructive example of the ways in which communities of writers use resources available to them to alter their spatial realities and challenge larger spatial processes. Through close ethnographic work with graffiti writers, I demonstrate how communities of writers-particularly those with limited spaces for rhetorical work-must think in terms of spatial production as well as spatial impact and negotiation. Graffiti writing provides a rich example of this rhetorical spatial production: a community of writers working to produce alternative spatial experiences within spaces and places designed to erase, marginalize, or eradicate their textual engagements. While my work here deals directly with graffiti writing in Boston, I believe that my emphasis on the spatial production of writing has implications for a range of conversations in the field, apart from its more obvious connections to work on space and place. In each chapter, I work through how this orientation towards the study of writing challenges and supplements disciplinary thinking on a range of topics that, while ostensibly discrete, are brought into contact through an examination of their connections to spatially productive writing. In an attempt to think through the rhetorical work of graffiti writing in Boston, I pull from, and intervene in, a range of disciplinary conversations, including ethnography and methodology (Chapter 1), Rhetorical Genre Studies (Chapter 2), publics and public writing (Chapter 3), and circulation and mobility (Chapter 4). The glue that holds these varied interventions together is a new approach to the study of writing that requires an examination of texts and the social spaces they produce, and how this refigured relationship to writing reorients the ways we examine publics, the texts they circulate, and the channels of textual circulation they employ. Graffiti writing challenges boundaries; indeed, its rhetorical efficacy is tied up in its ability to appear where it should not. In this way, this dissertation mimics this rhetorical expansiveness, with graffiti writing popping up in unexpected and, perhaps, inhospitable places.

Writing Spaces

Author: C. Greig Crysler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134477929
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Writing Spaces from the Author: C. Greig Crysler. Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the graduate and advanced undergraduate level.

Writing The Pioneer Woman

Author: Janet Floyd
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826262653
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Writing The Pioneer Woman from the Author: Janet Floyd. Focusing on a series of autobiographical texts, published and private, well known and obscure, Writing the Pioneer Woman examines the writing of domestic life on the nineteenth-century North American frontier. In an attempt to determine the meanings found in the pioneer woman's everyday writings -- from records of recipes to descriptions of washing floors -- Janet Floyd explores domestic details in the autobiographical writing of British and Anglo-American female emigrants.