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Sprache: Englisch.
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Offers a look at the Bank of Canada. Drawing on qualitative data and employing theories of activity, genre, narrative, and situated learning, this book provides an ethnographic account of the role of technology-mediated discourse in the Bank's knowle … weiterlesen
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Titel: Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre, and Technology in the World of Banking
Autor/en: Graham Smart

ISBN: 1845530675
EAN: 9781845530679
Sprache: Englisch.
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Juli 2006 - kartoniert - 267 Seiten

Beschreibung

Offers a look at the Bank of Canada. Drawing on qualitative data and employing theories of activity, genre, narrative, and situated learning, this book provides an ethnographic account of the role of technology-mediated discourse in the Bank's knowledge-building, policy-making, and public communication.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Forward: Persuasive Economies by Charles Bazerman
Chapter One: Introduction
The Study




The Organization of the Book
Chapter Two: The Monetary-Policy Process - The Big Picture
Knowledge-Building, Ideology, and Rhetoric in Economics
"The Economy" as a Social Construct
Knowledge-Building, Policy-Making, and External Communications
Methodological Reflections
Chapter Three: Genres of Knowledge-Building and Policy-Making
Mathematical Models in Disciplinary Knowledge-Building
The Quarterly Projection Model
The Projection Exercise
The White Book
The "Monetary-Policy Story"
Variations on Genre Conventions
Methodological Reflections
Chapter Four: The Interplay of Discourse Genres and Economic Modelling
What the Quarterly Projection Model Is
Building, "Selling," and Enhancing QPM
What QPM Does
QPM's Influence on Written and Spoken Discourse
Methodological Reflections
Chapter Five:
Genres of External Communications
The "Communications Strategy"
Two Key Features of the Genre Sub-Set
The Role of Genres in the Communications Strategy
Methodological Reflections
Chapter Six:
Conclusion: Answering The "So What?" Question
A Summary
of the Account
Implications for Discourse Theory
Implications for Research in Organizational Discourse
Implications for Teaching of Organizational Writing
A Few Words of Conclusion
Appendices A to J

Portrait

Graham Smart is an Assistant Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has published studies of writing in workplace and academic settings as well as work on interpretative ethnography. His recent research also focuses on public-policy discourse and environmental rhetoric.
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