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The Politics of Writing - Romy Clark

The Politics of Writing

Paperback Published: 5th June 1997
ISBN: 9780415134835
Number Of Pages: 272

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Writing matters: it plays a key role in the circulation of ideas in society and has a direct impact on the development of democracy. But only a few get to do the kind of writing that most influence this development.
The Politics of Writing examines writing as a social practice. The authors draw on critical linguistics, cultural studies and literacy studies, as they explore and analyse:
* the social context in which writing is embedded
* the processes and practices of writing
* the purposes of writing
* the reader-writer relationship
* issues of writer identity.
They challenge current notions of 'correctness' and argue for a more democratic pedagogy as part of the answer to the inequitable distribution of the right to write.

List of figures
Introductionp. 1
Writing, Politics and Powerp. 20
Writing and Social Contextp. 57
Writing Processes and Practicesp. 81
Why Write? Purposes for Writingp. 107
Writer Identityp. 134
The Role of the Reader in Writingp. 161
Issues of Correctness and Standardisation in Writingp. 187
Social and Educational Implications of Our View of Writingp. 217
Notesp. 242
Bibliographyp. 246
Indexp. 258
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ISBN: 9780415134835
ISBN-10: 0415134838
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1