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Writing Academic Texts Differently

Writing Academic Texts Differently

Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing

  • Author: Nina Lykke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317817249
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
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This edited volume combines cutting-edge research on feminist and intersectional writing methodologies with explorations of links between academic and creative writing practices. Contributors discuss what it means for academic writing processes to explore intersectional in-between spaces between monolithic identity markers and power differentials such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality. How does such a frame change academic writing? How does it make it pertinent to explore new synergies between academic and creative writing? In answer to these questions, the book offers theories, methodologies, political and ethical considerations, as well as reflections on writing strategies. Suggestions for writing exercises, developed against the background of the contributors' individual and joint teaching practices, will inspire readers to engage in alternative writing practices themselves.

Feminist Studies

Feminist Studies

A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing

  • Author: Nina Lykke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136978984
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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In this book, feminist scholar Nina Lykke highlights current issues in feminist theory, epistemology and methodology. Combining introductory overviews with cutting-edge reflections, Lykke focuses on analytical approaches to gendered power differentials intersecting with other processes of social in/exclusion based on race, class, and sexuality. Lykke confronts and contrasts classical stances in feminist epistemology with poststructuralist and postconstructionist feminisms, and also brings bodily materiality into dialogue with theories of the performativity of gender and sex. This thorough and needed analysis of the state of Feminist Studies will be a welcome addition to scholars and students in Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology.

Postgraduate Supervision

Postgraduate Supervision

Future foci for the knowledge society

  • Author: Magda Fourie-Malherbe,Ruth Albertyn,Eli Bitzer
  • Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • ISBN: 1928357210
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 437
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The 24 chapters contained in this volume provide diverse but also congruent perspectives on future foci for research into postgraduate education and supervision in the knowledge society. The chapters move from deliberations on challenges for postgraduate supervision at macro level (such as the pressure to increase postgraduate output and the implications of increasingly managerialist institutions) to meso level matters (the form and function of postgraduate education in specific countries) to the micro (rich case studies of individual institutions, programmes and supervisors).

Permission

Permission

The International Interdisciplinary Impact of Laurel Richardson’s Work

  • Author: Julie White
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9463004599
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 205
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The impetus for this book was a public lecture Laurel Richardson gave in Melbourne in 2006. How and why Laurel Richardson’s writing resonates with so many others led to a qualitative research project investigating the impact of her work. This book is the outcome of that project. The nature of that connection between Richardson’s writing and her readers has been examined. Connections have also been drawn between Laurel Richardson’s writing and the importance of collaboration, community, inclusion, feminist engagement, social justice and the challenges involved in working in the modernised university. This book shows how Laurel Richardson’s groundbreaking work has influenced others and became not only a method of inquiry but also a method of empathy and imagination. Permission chronicles and celebrates the pioneering work and influence of Laurel Richardson. With contributions from over 50 scholars across the disciplines, beautifully curated by Julie White, Permission shows the wide reach of Richardson’s work. Richardson has blazed new trails in the academy by writing honestly, creatively and passionately about things that matter. In doing so, she has opened a space for others to find their voices and carve their own paths. This book shows how grateful we are for the permission she has provided. A must-read for those new to Richardson’s work as well as her many fans worldwide.” – Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., creator and editor of the Social Fictions series

Queer Rebellion in the Novels of Michelle Cliff

Queer Rebellion in the Novels of Michelle Cliff

Intersectionality and Sexual Modernity

  • Author: Kaisa Ilmonen
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443893439
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 278
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This book explores Jamaican-American author Michelle Cliff’s (1946–2016) literary rebellion against the colonial, gendered and racist norms of Western Modernity. It studies the sexualized circuits of the Atlantic world, drawing on the fields of literary criticism, feminist theories, queer studies and Caribbean studies. In order to do this, the book develops the theoretical paradigm of intersectionality. It also addresses the disturbing questions concerning the sexual politics of transatlantic modernity as represented in Cliff’s novels. Cliff’s rebellious poetics envisions the colonial Caribbean past in new ways. Her novels tell stories about Caribbean queer characters setting the queer as a site of postcolonial agency and as a perspective out of which colonial history can be re-written. This book considers myths, rites, and cultural memory as sites of healing in the midst of colonial bodily politics. Transnational histories, identity and ethics emerge as intertwined in Cliff’s feminist novels.

Writing Spaces

Writing Spaces

Readings on Writing

  • Author: Charles Lowe,Pavel Zemliansky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781602351844
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 272
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Annotation Volumes in WRITING SPACES: READINGS ON WRITING offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level. Volume 2 continues the tradition of the previous volume with topics, such as the rhetorical situation, collaboration, documentation styles, weblogs, invention, writing assignment interpretation, reading critically, information literacy, ethnography, interviewing, argument, document design, and source integration. All volumes in the series are published under a Creative Commons license and available for download at the Writing Spaces website (http: //www.writingspaces.org), Parlor Press (http: //www.parlorpress.com), and the WAC Clearinghouse (http: //wac.colostate.edu/). Charles Lowe is Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University where he teachers composition, professional writing, and Web design. Pavel Zemliansky is Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.

Stylish Academic Writing

Stylish Academic Writing

  • Author: Helen Sword
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674069137
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • Publisher: Union Books
  • ISBN: 1908526149
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

Teaching Academic Writing

Teaching Academic Writing

A Toolkit for Higher Education

  • Author: Caroline Coffin,Mary Jane Curry,Sharon Goodman,Ann Hewings,Theresa Lillis,Joan Swann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113450733X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
  • View: 9037
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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

A Handbook for Supervisors

  • Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134195338
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 200
  • View: 385
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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.

Ways of Reading

Ways of Reading

An Anthology for Writers

  • Author: David Bartholomae,Anthony Petrosky,Stacey Waite
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • ISBN: 9781319040147
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 720
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Since its first edition, Ways of Reading has offered a uniquely exciting approach to first-year composition, integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking with a challenging selection of readings and editorial support. By engaging students in conversations with key academic and cultural texts, Ways of Reading helps students develop the intellectual skills necessary for academic work; it also bridges the gap between contemporary critical theory and composition so that instructors can connect their own scholarly work with their teaching. With a mix of shorter, more accessible readings from a broader range of academic disciplines, the eleventh edition offers more flexibility for instructors while continuing to help students become better writers by challenging them to be engaged and critical readers.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

  • Author: The University The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780226287058
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 1184
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Literacies, Literature and Learning

Literacies, Literature and Learning

Reading Classrooms Differently

  • Author: Karin Murris,Joanna Haynes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351400908
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 232
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Literacies, Literature and Learning: Reading Classrooms Differently attends to pressing questions in literacy education, such as the poor quality of many children’s experiences as readers, routine disregard for their thinking and the degrading impact of narrow skills measurement and comparison. This cutting-edge book moves beyond social, psychological and scientific categories that focus on individualistic and linear notions of the knowing subject; of progress and development; and of child as less than fully human. It adopts a posthumanist framework to explore new perspectives for teaching, learning and research. Authors from diverse disciplines and continents have collaborated to interrogate the colonising characteristics of humanism and to imagine a different – more just - reading of a literacy classroom. Questions of de/colonisation are tackled through the exploration of both education and research practices that seek to de-centre the human and include the more than human. Inspired by an example of high quality children’s literature, playful philosophical teaching and the power of the material, the authors show how the chapters diffract with one another, thereby opening up radical possibilities for a different doing of childhood. The book hopes to help transform adult-child relationships in schools and universities. As such, it should be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the areas of literacy, philosophy, law, education, the wider social sciences, the arts, health sciences and architecture. It should also be essential reading for teacher educators and practitioners around the world.

Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

  • Author: Loren Pope
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143122304
  • Category: EDUCATION
  • Page: 340
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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226458148
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Academic Writing in Context

Academic Writing in Context

Implications and Applications

  • Author: Martin Hewings
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826481313
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 250
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Explores a number of themes of interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres. This book is of interest to students on Master's programmes in Teaching English as a Second Langauge and Applied Linguistics, and to scholars researching issues of academic literacy.

Textual Analysis

Textual Analysis

A Beginner's Guide

  • Author: Alan McKee
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761949930
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 159
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Textual analysis is a methodology - a way of gathering data - for researchers who are interested in the ways in which people make sense of the world.

Theoretical Basis for Nursing

Theoretical Basis for Nursing

  • Author: Melanie McEwen,Evelyn M. Wills
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 1496351223
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 624
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Access the essential information you need to understand and apply theory in practice, research, education, and administration/management. The most concise and contemporary nursing theory resource available, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, 5th Edition, clarifies the application of theory and helps you become a more confident, well-rounded nurse. This acclaimed text is extensively researched and easy to read, giving you an engaging, approachable guide to developing, analyzing, and evaluating theory in your nursing career.

Air & Light & Time & Space

Air & Light & Time & Space

How Successful Academics Write

  • Author: Helen Sword
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674977637
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 280
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From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies

University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies

  • Author: Montserrat Castelló,Christiane Donahue
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 1780523874
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 250
  • View: 9865
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Examines trends in the different theoretical perspectives (cognitive, social and cultural) and derived practices in the activity of writing in higher education. This volume samples writing research traditions and perspectives both in Europe and the United States.