Writing in Social Spaces

It supplies new theory and practice on: socializing writing-in-progress and writing with others exploring the alternation of conscious and unconscious, internal and external processes in academic writing whilst in a social grouping Applying ...

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317627121

Category: Education

Page: 160

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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: socializing writing-in-progress and writing with others exploring the alternation of conscious and unconscious, internal and external processes in academic writing whilst in a social grouping Applying social processes in the writing process Using case studies and vignettes of writing in social spaces to illustrate the theory in practice, This book is a valuable resource for academics, scholars, professionals and practitioners, as well as researchers at all stages of their career, and in all disciplines.

Social Spaces for Language Learning

Writing. Tutorials. at. the. Lcafé. Masumi Igarashi Abstract: In this narrative, a
teacher discusses how she has transformed her corner of the Lcafé, a social
space for language learning, into a space for English writing tutorials. At the
Lcafé, a ...

Author: Garold Murray

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137530111

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 164

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Social spaces for language learning, places where learners can come together in order to learn with and from each other, have an important role to play in foreign language acquisition and L2 identity development. In this book, sixteen students, teachers and administrators tell how they experience the L-café, a social language learning space located on the campus of a Japanese university. As part of a narrative inquiry, their unabridged stories are framed by background information on the study and an in-depth analysis informed by theories of space and place, and complex dynamic systems. Addressing practical as well as theoretical concerns, this book provides advice for language professionals developing and managing social language learning spaces, pedagogical insights for teachers exploring their role in out-of-class learning, and direction for researchers examining the various facets of language learning beyond the classroom.

Writing Spaces

Drawing from a variety of disciplines and theoretical frameworks, we examine space and its influence on writing practice.

Author: Esthir Lemi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004394311

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Drawing from a variety of disciplines and theoretical frameworks, we examine space and its influence on writing practice. Practitioners explore the effect of space on their own writing, while others focus on understanding how famous writers lived and worked, and how they used space in their stories.

The Order of Forms

The medium “reflects” the social space that is its subject not as a mirror
reciprocates phenomena, but rather, and only, ... The title The Pencil of Nature
laminates this natural building to tropes of graphic writing, since pencils are
implements of ...

Author: Anna Kornbluh

Publisher:

ISBN: 022665334X

Category: Criticism

Page: 240

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In literary studies today, debates about the purpose of literary criticism and about the place of formalism within it continue to simmer across periods and approaches. Anna Kornbluh contributes to--and substantially shifts--that conversation in The Order of Forms by offering an exciting new category, political formalism, which she articulates through the co-emergence of aesthetic and mathematical formalisms in the nineteenth century. Within this framework, criticism can be understood as more affirmative and constructive, articulating commitments to aesthetic expression and social collectivity. Kornbluh offers a powerful argument that political formalism, by valuing forms of sociability like the city and the state in and of themselves, provides a better understanding of literary form and its political possibilities than approaches that view form as a constraint. To make this argument, she takes up the case of literary realism, showing how novels by Dickens, Brontë, Hardy, and Carroll engage mathematical formalism as part of their political imagining. Realism, she shows, is best understood as an exercise in social modeling--more like formalist mathematics than social documentation. By modeling society, the realist novel focuses on what it considers the most elementary features of social relations and generates unique political insights. Proposing both this new theory of realism and the idea of political formalism, this inspired, eye-opening book will have far-reaching implications in literary studies.

Writing on the Wall

"--Robert G. Hoyland, New York University "In this illuminating book, Stern shows how the Jews of late antiquity engaged in the same kinds of markings of space for ritual, social, and individual reasons as did their non-Jewish ...

Author: Karen B. Stern

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691210705

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the richness of their quotidian lives. Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace--in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. Karen Stern reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them, people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works. Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, she documents the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries. Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, Writing on the Wall provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.

Writing Spaces and Places

Through an ethnographic examination of graffiti writing in Boston and the various social spaces it produces-the blackbook, the city, and the train-my work here is intended to alert scholars of writing and rhetoric to the ways in which ...

Author: Charles Notto Lesh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ethnology

Page: 266

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As its central and motivating claim, this dissertation argues that writing makes space. Through an ethnographic examination of graffiti writing in Boston and the various social spaces it produces-the blackbook, the city, and the train-my work here is intended to alert scholars of writing and rhetoric to the ways in which rhetorical activity not only exists in space, requires space, and negotiates space, but also makes spaces that promote, facilitate, and limit particular assemblages of social relations. While previous work in rhetoric and composition has persuasively argued that space informs, shapes, and produces (the conditions for) writing, I argue in this dissertation that writing informs, shapes, and produces space. I contend that graffiti writing provides an instructive example of the ways in which communities of writers use resources available to them to alter their spatial realities and challenge larger spatial processes. Through close ethnographic work with graffiti writers, I demonstrate how communities of writers-particularly those with limited spaces for rhetorical work-must think in terms of spatial production as well as spatial impact and negotiation. Graffiti writing provides a rich example of this rhetorical spatial production: a community of writers working to produce alternative spatial experiences within spaces and places designed to erase, marginalize, or eradicate their textual engagements. While my work here deals directly with graffiti writing in Boston, I believe that my emphasis on the spatial production of writing has implications for a range of conversations in the field, apart from its more obvious connections to work on space and place. In each chapter, I work through how this orientation towards the study of writing challenges and supplements disciplinary thinking on a range of topics that, while ostensibly discrete, are brought into contact through an examination of their connections to spatially productive writing. In an attempt to think through the rhetorical work of graffiti writing in Boston, I pull from, and intervene in, a range of disciplinary conversations, including ethnography and methodology (Chapter 1), Rhetorical Genre Studies (Chapter 2), publics and public writing (Chapter 3), and circulation and mobility (Chapter 4). The glue that holds these varied interventions together is a new approach to the study of writing that requires an examination of texts and the social spaces they produce, and how this refigured relationship to writing reorients the ways we examine publics, the texts they circulate, and the channels of textual circulation they employ. Graffiti writing challenges boundaries; indeed, its rhetorical efficacy is tied up in its ability to appear where it should not. In this way, this dissertation mimics this rhetorical expansiveness, with graffiti writing popping up in unexpected and, perhaps, inhospitable places.

Social Spaces of Excluded Madness in the Writings of Louis Ferdinand C line

In Féerie pour une autre fois , writing itself becomes a gesture of revolt and the
blank page a space of resistance in which he will counteract the exercise of
power by taking up his " petit stylo subversif " 6 . Within the conceptual framework
of the ...

Author: Rosemarie Scullion

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 658

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Ideas of Difference

Author: Kevin Hetherington

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631207689

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This book introduces contemporary writing about difference through the idea of the labour of division. The contributors see divisions as artefacts that are not only produced in representations of the social but are performed as a continuous labour. Ideas of Difference will appeal to anyone working on identity, organizing, materiality, ethics or spatiality. In reversing the traditional 'division of labour'. the book puts the issue of difference in question. The issue is not so much that differences are reproduced through social constructions, but of identifying the work that social construction allows in creating, consuming and switching 'divisions'. Divisions are no longer seen as fixed, or natural, but are implicated in performing difference.

Writing Spaces

The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the graduate and advanced undergraduate level.

Author: C. Greig Crysler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134477937

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the graduate and advanced undergraduate level.

Changing Spaces

This is a specialist book for those working in writing centres and for academics of all disciplines.

Author: Arlene Archer

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 1920338594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Changing Spaces makes a forceful and credible case for the role of writing centres in engaging with students, staff and institutional structures in understanding issues of access from a social perspective ... This is a specialist book for those working in writing centres and for academics of all disciplines. It is based on research and provides an important set of theoretical arguments, developed through reflection on writing centre practices, about student writing and the work of the university. Professor Sioux McKenna Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning, Rhodes University How do we select and train tutors? How do we work with faculty? How do we combat the image that we are remedial, a ?fix-it? shop? How do we prove our worth? How do we show that we improve retention? ... Changing Spaces demonstrates the flexibility of writing centers and the unique roles they play in South Africa. Writing centers everywhere represent institutional responses to the learning needs of their students, and they do so because writing centers adapt easily to different contexts and situations. They meet students where they are, as a group and individually. Professor Leigh Ryan Writing Center Director, University of Maryland, USA

Migration and Transnational Social Spaces

8 Scholars such as Takaki ( 1989 ) and Pido ( 1985 ) , writing about Asian
immigrant populations in the United States , have been even more focused on
the problems of immigrant integration , assimilation , and belonging than those
writing ...

Author: Ludger Pries

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 908

Although globalisation brings work to (some) places all over the world, the growing international mobility of workers (and refugees) will be one of the strongest social and political challenges at the end of this century. At the same time and in part originated by globalisation and transnational migration, there is emerging a qualitative new social reality of 'transnational social spaces' built by pluri-locally spanned social institutions, life trajectories and the biographical projects in specific institutional settings and material infrastructures. This volume presents conceptual frameworks and empirical studies of transnational migration processes and the emergence of pluri-social transnational social spaces.

Geographies of Girlhood in US Latina Writing

This book is an in-depth study of Latina girls, portrayed in five coming-of-age narratives by using spaces and places as hermeneutical tools.

Author: Andrea Fernández-García

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030201074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This book is an in-depth study of Latina girls, portrayed in five coming-of-age narratives by using spaces and places as hermeneutical tools. The texts under study here are Julia Alvarez’s Return to Sender (2009), Norma E. Cantú’s Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera (1995), Mary Helen Ponce’s Hoyt Street: An Autobiography (1993), and Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican (1993) and Almost a Woman (1998). Unlike most representations of Latina girls, which are characterized by cultural inaccuracies, tropes of exoticism, and a tendency to associate the host society with modernity and their girls’ cultures of origin with backwardness and oppression, these texts contribute to reimagining the social differently from what the dominant imagery offers. By illustrating the vexing phenomena the characters have to negotiate on a daily basis (such as racism, sexism, and displacement), these narratives open avenues for a critical exploration of the legacies of colonial modernity. This book, therefore, not only enables an analysis of how the girls’ development is shaped by these structures of power, but also shows how such legacies are reversed as the characters negotiate their identities. It breaks with the longstanding characterization of young people, and especially Latina girls, as voiceless and deprived of agency, showing readers that this youth group also has say in controlling their lifeworlds.

Blooming Spaces

This ground-breaking collection presents the work of a strikingly original yet overlooked author, art critic, and intellectual, and resituates Vogel as an important figure in the constellation of European modernity.

Author: Anastasiya Lyubas

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 1644693933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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Debora Vogel (1900-1942) wrote in Yiddish unlike anyone else. Yiddish, her fourth language after Polish, Hebrew, and German, became the central vehicle for her modernist experiments in poetry and prose. This ground-breaking collection presents the work of a strikingly original yet overlooked author, art critic, and intellectual, and resituates Vogel as an important figure in the constellation of European modernity. Vogel’s astute observations on art, literature, and psychology in her essays, her bold prose experiments inspired by photography and film, and Cubist poetry that both challenges and captivates invite the reader on a journey of discovery—into the microcosm of the talented thinker marked by tragic fate and the macrocosm of Jewish history and Poland’s turbulent twentieth century.

Creating Safe Space

An anthology of literary essays focusing on the ways in which sexual, emotional, physical, racial, and other forms of violence have affected women artists' imaginations.

Author: Tomoko Kuribayashi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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An anthology of literary essays focusing on the ways in which sexual, emotional, physical, racial, and other forms of violence have affected women artists' imaginations.

Transnational Social Spaces

The subgroups existing at the time of writing are : Identity and Culture , Turkey ,
the EU and European Integration , and ... need to engage in multi - sited research
in order to capture processes and mechanisms in transnational social spaces .

Author: Thomas Faist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Using the concept of transnational social spaces, contributors to this volume join together in demonstration of the importance of transnational spaces, focusing in particular on the German-Turkish context.

Writing Women and Space

Drawing lessons from the complex and often contradictory position of white women writing in the colonial period, This unique book explores how feminism and poststructuralism can bring new types of understanding to the production of ...

Author: Alison Blunt

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898624984

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Drawing lessons from the complex and often contradictory position of white women writing in the colonial period, This unique book explores how feminism and poststructuralism can bring new types of understanding to the production of geographical knowledge. Through a series of colonial and postcolonial case studies, essays address the ways in which white women have written and mapped different geographies, in both the late nineteenth century and today, illustrating the diverse objects (landscapes, spaces, views), the variety of media (letters, travel writing, paintings, sculpture, cartographic maps, political discourse), and the different understandings and representations of people and place.

Urban Social Space

Perhaps the most significant of them for a spatial approach to crime is , Just why
are certain social spaces conducive to such a climate to begin with ? Anomie
theory addresses this issue . Writing in 1897 , Durkheim ( 1951 ) felt that anomie ,
or ...

Author: Mark La Gory

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: City planning

Page: 356

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Writing Urban Space

Architects now seek the input of poets, and storytelling is employed in urban regeneration. Writing Urban Space investigates this relationship between imaginative writing and the built environment.

Author: Liam Murphy Bell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780992548

Category: Philosophy

Page: 167

View: 650

From William Blake through to Iain Sinclair, literature has sought to engage with and transform urban space. Architects now seek the input of poets, and storytelling is employed in urban regeneration. Writing Urban Space investigates this relationship between imaginative writing and the built environment.

American Indian Studies

Space as object, the social scientist Edward T. Hall notes, is “empty—one gets
into it by intersecting it with lines” (159). Hall's description ... How these writers
develop the construction of social spaces is especially significant. In the works of
 ...

Author: Dane Anthony Morrison

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820439167

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 506

"This collection of essays brings to college students and the general public a scholarly, yet accessible and provocative text in Native American Studies. The contributors draw upon their expertise in such diverse disciplines as economics, education, film studies, history, linguistics, literature, museum studies, popular culture, and religion. Each essay highlights a particular aspect of Native American experience, from the oppressive indoctrination of boarding schools to the successful strategic planning of Indian casinos to the exciting creativity of Native American literature. In addition, many of the essays introduce the reader to the disciplines through which we can approach this important and fascinating topic, engagingly taking the reader through the process of how historians or economists or literary scholars go about their work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Journal of the American Society for Information Science

Finite Coordinate Space application of HyTime hyperlinks and finite coordinate
spaces to historical writing , analysis ... III . ambiguity and randomness , 2 - 10
Gender Roles information technology and social relations : portrayals of gender ...

Author: American Society for Information Science

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Documentation

Page:

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