A rhetoric of literate action : literate action. Volume 1 /

"The first in a two-volume set, A Rhetoric of Literate Action is written for "the experienced writer with a substantial repertoire of skills, [who] now would find it useful to think in more fundamental strategic terms about what they want their texts to accomplish, what form the texts migh...

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Main Author: Bazerman, Charles (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Fort Collins, Colorado : The WAC Clearinghouse, [2013]
Series:Perspectives on writing (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Front cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Introduction ; Chapter 1 Rhetorics of Speaking and Writing; Face-to-Face Speech; Codes and Contexts; Communication at a Distance; Rhetoric and Writing; Origins of Rhetoric; Chapter 2 Knowing Where You Are: Genre; The Textual Marking of Situationality and Activity; Conventional Forms and Inhabitations; Activity Systems; Texts within Activity Systems; Recognizing Genres; Personal and Public Histories with Genres; What Do We Learn from Experience with Genres? ; Genres as a Frame for Reading and Writing.
  • Recognizable Aspects of Genre Genres as a Potential Space of Reading and its Troubles; So Where Are We? Have We Left the Material World Behind? ; Displaying the Material Conditions of Texts' Creation and Use ; Chapter 3 When You Are ; Writing and the History of Cultural Moments; Writing and Action Moments; Individual and Group Perception of Moments; Typical Action Sequences; Influencing the Future ; The Time Within the Text; The Temporality of Multiple Texts; Time to Produce Texts; Chapter 4 The World of Texts: Intertextuality.
  • Intertextuality Is Like and Unlike Other Spatial and Temporal Notions of Context Extensiveness and Shape of Invoked Intertext; The Intertext as a Virtual Theater of Action; Chapter 5 Changing the Landscape: Kairos, Social Facts, and Speech Acts; Creating and Influencing the Situation in the Here and Now; Conditions Not of Our Own Making, That We Constantly Remake: Social Facts and Speech Acts.; Kairos and Exigency in Embodied Face-to-Face Situations; Kairos and Exigency in the Intertext; Chapter 6 Emergent Motives, Situations, Forms; Typified Motives and Forms of Action.
  • Emergent Motivations in Emergent Sites of ActionSchool Writing, School Situation, and School Motives; Gradual Evolution of Situation and Our Motives Within It; Chapter 7 Text Strategics ; The Core of Strategic Writing; The Crucial Ordinariness and Lack of Contentiousness of Most Writing; The Places of Information and Reasoning; Chapter 8 Emergent Form and the Processes of Forming Meaning ; Well-Known Genres and Sedimented Form; The Work to Do Within Genres: Making of Meaning; The Work of Academic Genres: Learning Through Problem Solving; Giving Shape to Thought: The Paradoxes of Form.
  • Being Practical About Paradoxes: Bidding the MuseFrom the Outside In: Understanding the Meaning of Form; From the Inside Out: Midwiving Emergent Meanings; Back and Forth: Between External Form and Internal Impulses; Drafty Drafts and Interim Texts ; Chapter 9 Meanings and Representations; A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place ; Where and How to Get Information; Ontology and Epistemology; Indexing and Representing Other Texts: Intertextuality; Representing the Meaning of the Intertext; Disciplinary and Professional Literatures.