Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking - Studies in Language & Communication (Hardback)
  • Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking - Studies in Language & Communication (Hardback)
zoom

Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking - Studies in Language & Communication (Hardback)

(author)
£75.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/02/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In recent years the economic policies of major financial institutions such as the European Union Central Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and the International Monetary Fund have received growing media attention, reflecting increased public awareness of the impact of these institutions on the global economy and, more immediately, on the material conditions of our everyday lives. Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking takes readers into one such site, the Bank of Canada, that country's central bank and monetary-policy authority. Drawing on qualitative data gathered over two decades (1984-2004) and employing theories of activity, genre, narrative, and situated learning, the book provides an ethnographic account of the role of technology-mediated discourse in the Bank's knowledge-building, policy-making, and public communication. The first part of the book describes how the Bank's economists employ a set of written and oral discourse genres in combination with computer-run economic models to create specialized knowledge about the Canadian economy that is applied by the organization's senior decision-makers in directing national monetary policy. The book then examines the economists' use of another set of technology-mediated discourse genres to orchestrate the Bank's external communications with government, the media, the business sector, financial markets, labour, and academia. The book also explores the way in which the economists' discourse practices facilitate individual and organizational learning. In a foreword, Charles Bazerman describes the book's contribution to our understanding of organizational discourse and knowledge-making, situating this contribution in the study of economic rhetoric and the social formation of economy.

Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845530662
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

High Financier
Added to basket
£22.00
Paperback
Fool's Gold
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
Added to basket
Goldman Sachs
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Straight to Hell
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The House of Rothschild
Added to basket
The Fix
Added to basket
£19.99
Hardback
Liar's Poker
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Money Machine
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Money and Power
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Investment Banking
Added to basket
£70.00
Paperback
Blockchain
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Stress Test
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.