© 2015 – Routledge
160 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find enough time for writing. Many supervisors are unsure about how to help postgraduates improve their writing for thesis and publication. Whilst the problem does presents through concerns with ‘time’, it is also partly about writing practices, academic identities and lack of motivation.
This book provides a research-based, theorised approach to the skill of writing whilst retaining a link to writing practices and giving immediate yet sustainable solutions to the writing problem.
It supplies new theory and practice on:
Using case studies and vignettes of writing in social spaces to illustrate the theory in practice, This bookis a valuable resource for academics, scholars, professionals and practitioners, as well as researchers at all stages of their career, and in all disciplines.
Introduction: Making writing relational 1 Socializing writing 2 Becoming a writer 3 Becoming rhetorical 4 Skill 5 Structure 6 Productivity 7 Disengagement 8 Containment 9 Leadership 10 A framework for social writing Conclusion: Concept + experience
This exciting new series aims to publish cutting edge research and discourse that reflects the rapidly changing world of higher education, examined in a global context. Encompassing topics of wide international relevance, the series includes every aspect of the international higher education research agenda, from strategic policy formulation and impact to pragmatic advice on best practice in the field.
For more information, or to express an interest in writing for the series, please contact Natasha Ellis-Knight at Natasha.Ellis-Knight@Informa.com.