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Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference (Hardback)
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Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 28/02/2004
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Twenty-first century technological innovations have revolutionized the way we experience space, causing an increased sense of fragmentation, danger, and placelessness. In Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference, Nedra Reynolds addresses these problems in the context of higher education, arguing that theories of writing and rhetoric must engage the metaphorical implications of place without ignoring materiality. This text marks a summit of work initiated in Reynolds' well-received article, ""Composition's Imagined Geographies: The Politics in the Frontier, CIty and Cyberspace."" Geographies of Writing continues this earlier work, multiplying its range of application and proposing a geographical rhetoric. Reynolds uses cultural geography, feminist theory, qualitative research, and service learning to link writing and spatial practices and to unpack the layers of the social production of space. Drawing largely from participant-observation research in a cultural geography class at Leeds University in England, she investigates questions of difference and identity and offers an alternative to the process paradigm. Geographies of Writing makes three closely related contributions: one theoretical, to re-imagine composing as spatial, material, and visual; one political, to understand the sociospatial construction of difference; and one pedagogical, to teach writing as a set of spatial practices like those we use in moving through the world. Aided by seven maps and illustrations that reinforce the book's interest in visual rhetoric, Geographies of Writing shows how composing tasks and electronic space function as conduits for navigating reality.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809325603
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
Edition: Third Edition


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"The scholarship is superb. It will bring into composition a new affiliated field and open new lines of inquiry. The field of rhetoric and composition has been waiting for what Reynolds will do next with geography, and Geographies of Writing provides it."
" The scholarship is superb. It will bring into composition a new affiliated field and open new lines of inquiry. The field of rhetoric and composition has been waiting for what Reynolds will do next with geography, and Geographies of Writing provides it. " -- John Trimbur, editor of Popular Literacy: Studies in Cultural Practices and Poetics
"The scholarship is superb. It will bring into composition a new affiliated field and open new lines of inquiry. The field of rhetoric and composition has been waiting for what Reynolds will do next with geography, and "Geographies of Writing" provides it."--John Trimbur, editor of "Popular Literacy: Studies in Cultural Practices and Poetics"
The scholarship is superb. It will bring into composition a new affiliated field and open new lines of inquiry. The field of rhetoric and composition has been waiting for what Reynolds will do next with geography, and "Geographies of Writing" provides it. John Trimbur, editor of "Popular Literacy: Studies in Cultural Practices and Poetics""

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