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Writing workplace cultures : an archaeology of professional writing

Henry, Jim, 1952-

Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press c2000

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 5  (PE1404 H398 2000 )()

  • Title:
    Writing workplace cultures : an archaeology of professional writing
  • Author/Creator: Henry, Jim, 1952-
  • Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press
  • Creation Date: c2000
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 260 p. ).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-254) and index.
  • Subjects: English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching; English language -- Technical English -- Research; English language -- Business English -- Research; English language -- Rhetoric -- Research; Technical writing -- Research; Business writing -- Research; English language -- Study and teaching -- Rhetoric; English language -- Research -- Technical English; English language -- Business English -- Research; English language -- Research -- Rhetoric; Technical writing -- Research; Business writing -- Research
  • Description: "In Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing, Jim Henry analyzes eighty-three workplace writing ethnographies composed over seven years in a variety of organizations. He views the findings as so many shards in an archaeology on professional writing at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--Jacket.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-254) and index.
  • Contents: Introduction: Changing Modes of Composition
    Writers in Theories and Practices (Mapping the Dig)
    Researching the Discursive Self
    Reading Writers Narratologically
    Exploring Discursive Selves Beyond Academic Borders
    What is a Writer?
    Profiles of Professional Writers
    What Will Writers Be?
    Research on Discursive Work in Organizational Settings (Uncovering Shards)
    In Fieldworkplaces: Researchers' Sites of Study
    Writers' Work and Positions in Private Businesses and Corporations
    Writers' Work and Positions in Government Agencies and Institutions
    Writers' Work and Positions in Professional Associations and Societies
    Writers' Work and Positions in Educational and Nonprofit Institutions
    Writers' Work, Fieldwork, and Subjective Work Identities: Syntheses from Shards
    Organizational Features of Workplace Writing Cultures
    Dynamics Between the Individual and the Organization
    Dynamics of Collective Procedures and Writing
    Organizational Goals
    From Organization Charts to Discursive Digs: Imagining New Unities in Subjective Work Lives
    Discursive Features of Workplace Writing Cultures
    Discourse Forms
    Discourse Effects
    Taking Inventory
    Implications and Applications (Links to Other Shards, Other Sites)
    Representing Discursive Work in the Academy
    The Content(s) of Postmodern Composing
    Melding Composition with Discourse Studies
    Designing Professional Writing Curricula
    Pondering Discursive Shards and Imagining New Writing Vessels
    Representing Discursive Work in the Workplace.
  • OCLC Number: 43076885
  • Identifier: ISBN1-4294-1760-9;LCCN 99088861