Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition

Brice Nordquist (Editor), Bruce Horner (Editor), Susan Ryan (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

Economies of Writing advances scholarship on political economies of writing and writing instruction, considering them in terms of course subject, pedagogy, technology, and social practice. Taking the "economic" as a necessary point of departure and contention for the field, the collection insists that writing concerns are inevitably participants in political markets in their consideration of forms of valuation, production, and circulation of knowledge with labor and with capital.

Approaching the economic as plural, contingent, and political, chapters explore complex forces shaping the production and valuation of literacies, languages, identities, and institutions and consider their implications for composition scholarship, teaching, administration, and public rhetorics. Chapters engage a range of issues, including knowledge transfer, cyberpublics, graduate writing courses, and internationalized web domains.

Economies of Writing challenges dominant ideologies of writing, writing skills, writing assessment, language, writing technology, and public rhetoric by revealing the complex and shifting valuations of writing practices as they circulate within and across different economies. The volume is a significant contribution to rhetoric and composition’s understanding of and ways to address its seemingly perennial unease about its own work
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUtah State University Press
StatePublished - 2017

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Nordquist, B., Horner, B., & Ryan, S. (Eds.) (2017). Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition. Utah State University Press.