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A Geopolitics of Academic Writing
Contributor(s): Canagarajah, A. Suresh (Author)

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ISBN: 0822957949     ISBN-13: 9780822957942
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
OUR PRICE: $52.25  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: December 2002

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Publishers & Publishing Industry
- Political Science
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Writing - General
Dewey: 070.5
LCCN: 2002008025
Series: Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Physical Information: 0.85" H x 6.14" W x 9.38" L (1.09 lbs) 336 pages
Features: Bibliography, Index, Table of Contents
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Publisher Description:
A Geopolitics of Academic Writing critiques current scholarly publishing practices, exposing the inequalities in the way academic knowledge is constructed and legitimized. As a periphery scholar now working in (and writing from) the center, A. Suresh Canagarajah is uniquely situated to demonstrate how and why contributions from Third World scholars are too often relegated to the perimeter of academic discourse. He examines three broad conventions governing academic writing: textual concerns (matters of languages, style, tone, and structure), social customs (the rituals governing the interactions of members of the academic community), and publishing practices (from submission protocols to photocopying and postage requirements). Canagarajah argues that the dominance of Western conventions in scholarly communication leads directly to the marginalization or appropriation of the knowledge of Third World communities.
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