Writing in Social Spaces
A social processes approach to academic writing
Routledge – 2015 – 164 pages
Series: Research into Higher Education
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
Dr Rowena Murray is Professor in Education, University of the West of Scotland, UK