A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002 - Education - 332 pages
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This work acts as a critique of current scholarly publishing practices, exposing the inequalities in the way academic knowledge is constructed and legitimized. It examines three broad conventions governing academic writing: textual concerns, social customs, and publishing practices.
 

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Contents

The Problem
1
The Project
8
1 Contextualizing Academic Writing
32
2 Communities of Knowledge Construction
50
3 Conventions in Knowledge Construction
77
4 Textual Conventions in Conflict
102
5 Publishing Requirements and Material Constraints
157
6 Literacy Practices and Academic Culture
183
7 Poverty and Power in Knowledge Production
233
8 Reform Resistance Reconstruction
265
Notes
307
Works Cited
314
Index
325
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About the author (2002)

A. Suresh Canagarajah taught English in the war-torn region of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, for ten years before joining the faculty of the City University of New York (Baruch College) in 1994. He is the author of Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Teaching.