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Title:Distributed Argumentative Activity: Redefining Arguments and Their Re -Mediation From a Sociohistoric Perspective
Author(s):Lunsford, Karen Jean
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Prior, Paul
Department / Program:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Library Science
Abstract:In Chapter Five, I apply the findings of these case studies to writing studies pedagogy, claiming that to prepare students to argue in diverse settings and to employ evolving media, writing courses must call attention to tacit and explicit negotiations over expectations, knowledge, tools, and so on. I consider the potential for the collaboratory---a distributed, shared suite of resources---to provide opportunities to engage in complex, reflective rhetorical practices. In sum, I argue that the notion of distributed argumentative activity offers a pedagogically as well as theoretically rich account of how people continually redefine argument/argumentation and alter the conditions under which their arguments may be deemed successful in school, disciplinary, and workplace contexts.
Issue Date:2003
Description:294 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3101912
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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