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Writing as a Human Activity

Implications and Applications of the Work of Charles Bazerman

edited by Paul M. Rogers, David R. Russell, Paula Carlino, and Jonathan M. Marine

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Perspectives on Writing Series
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Writing As a Human Activity offers a collection of original essays that attempt to account for Charles Bazerman’s shaping influence on the field of writing studies. Through scholarly engagement with his ideas, the 16 chapters—written by authors from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America—address Bazerman’s foundational scholarship on academic and scientific writing, genre theory, activity theory, writing research, writing across the curriculum, writing pedagogy, the sociology of knowledge, new media and technology, and international aspects of writing. Collectively, the authors use Bazerman’s work as a touchstone to consider contemporary contexts of writing as a human activity.

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Paul M. Rogers is associate professor of Writing Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a cofounder and former chair of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research (ISAWR) and a coeditor of seven collections.

David R. Russell is professor emeritus of English in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at Iowa State University. He has published widely on writing across the curriculum, international writing instruction, activity theory, and genre theory. He is the author of Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History, numerous articles, and coeditor of four collections.

Paula Carlino, is research professor with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research at the University of Buenos Aires, where she leads the multidisciplinary team GICEOLEM (Group for an Inclusive and Quality Education by Taking Care of Reading and Writing in all Subjects). She is also professor at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Argentina.

Jonathan M. Marine is a doctoral student in George Mason University’s Writing & Rhetoric Program, where his research centers on the life, theory, and work of James Moffett. He was named the 2020 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English ELATE James Moffett Award and is the Corresponding Secretary for the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.

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  • Paperback Price: $48.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-391-0
  • Publication Month: October
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Pages: 454
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Paul M. Rogers, David R. Russell, Paula Carlino, and Jonathan M. Marine
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-391-0

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