Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Future of Scholarly Writing : Critical Interventions (Paperback)

Future of Scholarly Writing : Critical Interventions (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Recent developments in the American academy - the growing emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, the attention on public scholarship, and the potential for alternate forms of communication created by new media technologies - have put pressure on how scholars write. Within this shifting landscape of institutional demands and professional expectations, The Future of Scholarly Writing brings together a group of distinguished scholars from across the contemporary university to discuss the importance of form in their work. Scholarly work is commonly discussed in terms of its content, not its form. In contrast, this book makes a strong case that both are consequential and critical. Drawing on their experience as authorities in their fields, the authors describe the conventions of academic presentation in their disciplines, discuss their usefulness, and explain when and why they decided to write differently. As they weigh the costs and benefits of writing within the framework of discipline-based conventions they provide insight into they ways in which scholars can write for different publics while adhering to the rules that define good scholarship. This much-needed book combines cutting-edge scholarship with experimental writing methodologies to deepen the scholarly discourse.

Recent developments in the American academy - the growing emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, the attention on public scholarship, and the potential for alternate forms of communication created by new media technologies - have put pressure on how scholars write. Within this shifting landscape of institutional demands and professional expectations, the contributors to this volume reflect on the challenges of academic writing. They discuss their training as scholars in a particular discipline, the experiences that tested that training, and how they adapted and revised (sometimes radically) how they write in response. As they weigh the costs and benefits of writing within the framework of discipline-based conventions they ask: how can scholars write for different publics, including a so-called general public, while adhering to the rules of evidence and rigorous standards of analysis that define good scholarship? Arguing that form is not incidental, but consequential, this much-needed book combines cutting-edge scholarship with experimental writing methodologies to deepen the scholarly discourse.

Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Higher, Research
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2015
TCIN: 46775830
UPC: 9781137520531
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0505
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.