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Tracking our writing theorists through citations

Author:
Koshnick, Damian C. F.
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
Charles Bazerman
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2013
Issued Date:
2013
Topics:
Education, Language and Literature, Information Science, and Language, Rhetoric and Composition
Keywords:
Information sciences
Rhetoric
Sociology of knowledge
James Moffett
Language arts
Citation
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Description:

Working between bibliometrics and theories in the sociology of knowledge, this research demonstrates a method for aggregating and studying the content of citations in order to both quantitatively capture and qualitatively describe significant patterns in the uses of prominent writing theorists and their books over time. Realized specifically as a tool for use across composition-rhetoric, this approach expands our ability to reflexively monitor how highly cited authors and their texts have "acoustic dimensions" that influence knowledge making and breaking across the field. Given the results that this kind of research produces, we can better appreciate the historical and evolving leverage that these "knowledge assets" represent and therefore be more informed and convincing participants in the discourse communities through which we, collectively, act to advance knowledge. Demonstrations of this novel approach to citation research were applied to the education and discourse theorist James Moffett and his (1968) book Teaching the universe of discourse..

Physical Description:
1 online resource (491 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3gf0rg0
ISBN:
9781303426018
Catalog System Number:
990040770580203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Damian Koshnick
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