The Effects of Intellectual Property Law in Writing Studies: Ethics, Gatekeepers, and Academic Knowledge-Making, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Effects of Intellectual Property Law in Writing Studies

Ethics, Gatekeepers, and Academic Knowledge-Making, 1st Edition

By Karen J. Lunsford, James P. Purdy

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225 pages

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Description

This book documents the intellectual property experiences of writing studies scholars and challenges naturalized ways of responding to intellectual property concerns.

Analyzing results of a nationwide survey and semi-structured interviews to examine ways their decisions about intellectual property (IP) during academic knowledge-making are mediated by histories of enculturation, ethical lenses, and IP sponsors, the book:

  • Identifies and illustrates a range of ethical stances that academics might adopt in regard to IP and the range of human, institutional, and technological sponsors that can mediate IP decisions;
  • Provides evidence that IP affects all of the processes of academic knowledge-making, not just the final product;
  • Offers heuristic questions that academics can and should ask throughout their teaching, research, and editing to make proactive IP decisions

The book is an essential read for academics working in areas of writing studies and humanities as well as those interested in intellectual property. This text could also be used in graduate student training in writing studies and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Histories of Intellectual Property in Academia Chapter Three: Ethical Lenses Academics Bring to Intellectual Property Decisions Chapter Four: Sponsors that Mediate Academic Intellectual Property Decisions Chapter Five: Effects of Intellectual Property on the Academic Knowledge-Making Cycle Chapter Six: Conclusion

About the Authors

Karen J. Lunsford is Associate Professor of Writing and Director of the PhD Emphasis in Writing Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Most recently, she has co-edited a special issue of the online journal Kairos on Ownership, Authorship, and Copyright.

James P. Purdy is Associate Professor of English/Writing Studies and Director of the University Writing Center at Duquesne University, where he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has co-edited four books and written numerous articles and book chapters on digital writing and research practices and spaces.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

This series is our home for cutting-edge scholarly studies and edited collections in the fields of rhetoric and writing studies. Interdisciplinary in approaches, these titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU001030
EDUCATION / Administration / Higher
LAN002000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Authorship
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LAN005000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
LAN015000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
LAW050010
LAW / Intellectual Property / Copyright
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies