Genre and the New Rhetoric

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Aviva Freedman, Peter Medway
Taylor & Francis, 1994 - Education - 236 pages
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Since The Mid-1980s The Notion Of "Genre" Has Been Dramatically Redefined. This redefinition has prompted theorists and scholars alike to analyze the shaping power of language and culture, and the interplay between the individual and the social.; Recent work in genre studies has drawn upon ideas and developments from a wide range of intellectual disciplines including 20th-century rhetoric, literary theory, sociology and philosophy of science, critical discourse analysis, education and cultural studies. In this text, leading theorists reflect and capitalize on the growing interest in genre studies across these allied fields, and examine the powerful implications this reconception of genre has on both research and teaching.

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Aviva Freedman has been studying the composing process and the development of writing abilities for the past fifteen years. Over that same period, she has also supervised a writing center a Carleton University in Canada and has taught courses on writing research, composition theory, and genre studies as part of a post-graduate program offered to practicing teachers by the Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Her current research includes investigations into differences and similarities between school and workplace writing.

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