Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing

In this important book, Surma combines threads from ethical, political, communications, sociological, feminist and discourse theories to explore the impact of writing in a range of contexts and illustrate the ways in which it can strengthen ...

Author: Anne Surma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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In this important book, Surma combines threads from ethical, political, communications, sociological, feminist and discourse theories to explore the impact of writing in a range of contexts and illustrate the ways in which it can strengthen social connections.

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations

He was the founding Postgraduate Course Director of the Master of Arts (Professional Communication) and from 2009 to 2011 ... her reflections in the book Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing (Palgrave, 2013).

Author: Jacquie L'Etang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317918868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

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Critical theory has a long history, but a relatively recent intersection with public relations. This ground-breaking collection engages with commonalities and differences in the traditions, whilst encouraging plural perspectives in the contemporary public relations field. Compiled by a high-profile and widely respected team of academics and bringing together other key scholars from this field and beyond, this unique international collection marks a major stage in the evolution of critical public relations. It will increasingly influence how critical theory informs public relations and communication. The collection takes stock of the emergence of critical public relations alongside diverse theoretical traditions, critiques and actions, methodologies and future implications. This makes it an essential reference for public relations researchers, educators and students around a world that is becoming more critical in the face of growing inequality and environmental challenges. The volume is also of interest to scholars in advertising, branding, communication, consumer studies, cultural studies, marketing, media studies, political communication and sociology.

The Cosmopolitan Ideal

His latest publications are Building Cosmopolitan Communities (2013) and Human Rights, Human Dignity, ... Her book, Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing (2013), explores the ways in which writing in the public ...

Author: Sybille De La Rosa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783482313

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Critically interrogating the popular concept of cosmopolitanism, this book offers new insight of what it means to be a world citizen today.

Gender and Public Relations

She is the author of two monographs: Public and Professional Writing: Ethics, Imagination and Rhetoric (Palgrave, 2005) and Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing (Palgrave, 2012). Amanda Third Ph.D. is a senior ...

Author: Christine Daymon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136758560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Although there is a small body of feminist scholarship that problematizes gender in public relations, gender is a relatively undefined area of thinking in the field and there have been few serious studies of the socially constructed roles defining women and men in public relations. This book is positioned within the critical public relations stream. Through the prism of ‘gender and public relations’, it examines not only the manipulatory, but also the emancipatory, subversive and transformatory potential of public relations for the construction of meaning. Its focus is on the dynamic interrelationships arising from public relations activities in society and the gendered, lived experiences of people working in the occupation of public relations. There are many previously unexplored areas within and through public relations which the book examines. These include: the production of social meaning and power relations advocacy and activist campaigns for social and political change the negotiation of identity, diversity and cultural practice celebrity, bodies, fashion and harassment in the workplace notions of managing reputation and communicating policy. In extending the field of inquiry, this edited collection highlights how gender is accomplished and transformed, and, thus how power is exercised and inequality (re)produced or challenged in public relations. The book will expand thinking about power relations and privilege for both women and men and how these are affected by the interplay of social, cultural and institutional practices. Winner of the Outstanding Book PRide Award, awarded by the National Communication Association (NCA).

Unsettled Voices

... as well as in her two sole-authored books, Public and professional writing: Ethics, imagination and rhetoric (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Imagining the cosmopolitan in public and professional writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Author: Tanja Dreher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000372083

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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From resurgent racisms to longstanding Islamophobia, from settler colonial refusals of First Nations voices to border politics and migration debates, ‘free speech’ has been weaponised to target racialized communities and bolster authoritarian rule. Unsettled Voices identifies the severe limitations and the violent consequences of ‘free speech debates’ typical of contemporary cultural politics, and explores the possibilities to combat racism when liberal values underpin emboldened white supremacy. What kind of everyday racially motivated speech is protected by such an interpretation of liberal ideology? How do everyday forms of social expression that vilify and intimidate find shelter through an inflation of the notion of freedom of speech? Furthermore, how do such forms refuse the idea that language can be a performative act from which harm can be derived? Racialized speech has conjured and shaped the subjectivities of multiple intersecting participants, reproducing new and problematic forms of precarity. These vulnerabilities have been experienced from the sound of rubber bullets in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to UK hate speech legislation, to the spontaneous performace of a First Nations war dance on the Australian Rules football pitch. This book identifies the deep limitations and the violent consequences of the longstanding and constantly developing ‘free speech debates’ typical of so many contexts in the West, and explores the possibilities to combat racism when liberal values are ‘weaponized’ to target racialized communities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies.

Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy

Imagining the cosmopolitan in public and professional writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Swales, J. (1990). Genre analysis. New York: Cambridge University Press. Szerszynski, B., & Urry, J. (2002). Cultures of cosmopolitanism.

Author: Xiaoye You

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809335244

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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"This book argues for a broad cosmopolitan perspective that emphasizes local as well as global forms of citizenship and identification and sees human connectedness as being deeply underpinned by various accents, styles, and uses of language in everyday practices"--

Transnational Writing Education

globalization: A framework for global literacies in professional communication programs. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 19(4), 468–499. ... Imagining the cosmopolitan in public and professional writing.

Author: Xiaoye You

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351205931

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Arguing that writing teachers need to enable students to recognize, negotiate with, deconstruct, and transcend national, racial, ethnic, and linguistic boundaries, this volume proposes a "transnational" framework as an alternative approach to literacy education and as a vital component to cultivating students as global citizens. In a field of evolving literacy practices, this volume builds off the three pillars of transnational writing education—translingualism, transculturalism, and cosmopolitanism—and offers both conceptual and practice-based support for scholars, students, and educators in order to address current issues of inclusion, multilingual learning, and diversity.

TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World

Imagining the cosmopolitan in public and professional writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Watkhaolarm, P. (2005). Think in Thai, write in English: Thainess in Thai English literature. World Englishes, 24(2), 145–158. You, X. (2004a).

Author: Osman Z. Barnawi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000283549

Category: Education

Page: 270

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TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World critically examines theories and practices in contemporary TESOL teacher education to shed new light on the intersection of transnationalism and language teacher education. It emphasizes the scholarship of transnational mobility of language teachers, and showcases critical research from diverse contexts. The book fills a critical research gap by more fully examining the theory and practice of teacher education in a changing time when national identities and cross-border mobilities continue to figure prominently in scholarly discussions. Through a diverse set of epistemological, historical and theoretical perspectives along with methodological innovations, contributors of this volume not only index the dynamism of the scholarship of teacher education, but they also offer new forums for lively pedagogical debates. Featuring contributions from diverse educational and geographical contexts, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America, the book moves the existing scholarship forward to more fully examine TESOL teacher education in relation to transnationalism. This book will be of great interest to academics, scholars, post-graduate students, teacher educators, policymakers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and other stakeholders interested in language teacher education, TESOL and applied linguistics

Imagining Latin America Magical Realism Cosmopolitanism and the Viva Film Festival

identity in order that non-Chinese consumers can perform an 'uncomplicated' cosmopolitan identity. ... and Selfridges hosting a professional Mandarin calligrapher 'writing bespoke messages on red paper for customers making 95 Cultural ...

Author: Nicola Jones

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781855663299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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A new and innovative approach to Latin American Studies which makes an important contribution to contemporary debates about cultural appropriation and the integration of immigrant communities

Higher Education and the Public Good

Imagining the University Jon Nixon ... McKibbin, R. (2010) Good for business, London Review ofBooks, 32, 4 (25 February), pp. 9-10. —(2006) The destruction of the public sphere, London Review of Books, 28, 1 (5_]anuary), pp. 3-6.

Author: Jon Nixon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826437433

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Imagining Sisterhood in Modern Chinese Texts 1890 1937

Embedded in the nascent cosmopolitan vernacular culture of Shanghai, where female readers made up a significant portion of the reading public and often actively interacted with female-targeted popular periodicals, Lin Loon exhibited a ...

Author: Yun Zhu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498536301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Through the lens of the discursive reconstruction and cultural reimagining of sisterhood, this book investigates the dynamic entanglements and contestations among women, nation, and Chinese modernity.

Imagining the Edgy City

Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg Loren Kruger. set in “1937, at the height of the public controversy over the Native Bills,” and dealt with the hypocrisy of the Representation of Natives Act, which in fact curtailed the ...

Author: Loren Kruger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199321902

Category: History

Page: 274

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Drawing on over fifty years of writing, performance, film, architecture, photography, and culture more broadly, Imagining the Edgy City offers a compelling interdisciplinary study of South Africa's largest city.

Imagining Selves

The marriage fails, and she also eventually abandons her academic career in English literature, recognizing (as ... "catty," aggressive, competitive — though perhaps no worse than the other public voices circulating around her.

Author: Patricia Meyer Spacks

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874130123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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The 13 essays in this title, most of which focus on the 18th century, survey diverse cultural artefacts that include memoirs, histories, plays, poems, courtesy manuals, children's tales, novels, paintings and even resin! The essays explore relationships between character, context and text and engage various genres and geographies.

Re Imagining Sociology in India

... especially Bombay and Delhi, gave Desai, Savur and Dube better access to the patina of cosmopolitan sociology. ... voce of gender concerns that becomes audible if one listens carefully beneath the surface of formal communication.

Author: Gita Chadha

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429895333

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This book maps the intersections between sociology and feminism in the Indian context. It retrieves the lives and work of women pioneers of and in sociology, asking crucial questions of their feminisms and their sociologies. The chapters address the experiential realities of women in the field, pedagogical issues, methodological frameworks, mentoring processes and artistic engagements with academic work. The volume’s strength lies in bringing together Indian scholars from diverse social backgrounds and regions, reflecting on the specificity of the Indian social sciences. The chapters cover a range of key areas, including sexuality, law, environment, science and medicine. This volume will greatly interest students, teachers, researchers and practitioners of sociology, women’s studies, gender studies and feminism, politics and postcolonial studies.

Atlantic Citizens Nineteenth Century American Writers at Work in the World

Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World Leslie Eckel. relations', she left behind many of the conversations, both professional and informal, that dominated her life through 1844. She also traded up from The Dial, ...

Author: Leslie Eckel

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748669387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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By looking beyond the page and into the extraordinary lives of Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Grace Greenwood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller and Frederick Douglass, this book uncovers their startling contributions to transatlantic culture and makes the argument that literature is dependent upon other modes of professional creativity in order to thrive. Leslie Elizabeth Eckel shows how these six figures shaped their careers in the fields of education, journalism, public lecturing and editing in productive relation to their development as imaginative writers. To see Walt Whitman co-producing foreign editions of his work with British poets while exuberantly breaking free from verse strictures on the page, or to witness Margaret Fuller reporting from the battle ground in revolutionary Rome as well as writing her country's first feminist treatise is to comprehend more deeply the ways in which these writers acted in the transatlantic sphere. By practicing Atlantic citizenship, they were able to achieve critical distance from the United States and, paradoxically, to catalyse its ongoing growth.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book

( eds ) , Livre et société dans la France du XVIIIe siècle . Paris and The Hague , 1965 , pp . 3–32 . Dena Goodman , Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters . Ithaca , N.Y. , 2009 . Brean S. Hammond , Professional Imaginative Writing in ...

Author: James Raven

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191007491

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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In 14 original essays, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book reveals the history of books in all their various forms, from the ancient world to the digital present. Leading international scholars offer an original and richly illustrated narrative that is global in scope. The history of the book is the history of millions of written, printed, and illustrated texts, their manufacture, distribution, and reception. Here are different types of production, from clay tablets to scrolls, from inscribed codices to printed books, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers, from written parchment to digital texts. The history of the book is a history of different methods of circulation and dissemination, all dependent on innovations in transport, from coastal and transoceanic shipping to roads, trains, planes and the internet. It is a history of different modes of reading and reception, from learned debate and individual study to public instruction and entertainment. It is a history of manufacture, craftsmanship, dissemination, reading and debate. Yet the history of books is not simply a question of material form, nor indeed of the history of reading and reception. The larger question is of the effect of textual production, distribution and reception - of how books themselves made history. To this end, each chapter of this volume, succinctly bounded by period and geography, offers incisive and stimulating insights into the relationship between books and the story of their times.

Secular Vocations

In his reading of the thriller as “ a tale of the political contradictions of white - collar , professional work ” ( 151 ) , Denning points out the utopian appeal of this synthesis , which promises an intertwining of “ public and ...

Author: Bruce Robbins

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860916308

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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During the 1980s, university-based intellectuals came under heavy fire from both radicals and conservatives. They were accused by the former of betraying their public duty as general critics of society, and by the latter of promulgating radical ideologies and corrupting the young. In this work, the author counters both left and right, arguing that the professionalization of literary study was inevitable and fortuitous. Robbins undertakes close studies of such figures as Edward Said, Fredric Jameson and Raymond Williams, while considering the major trends in contemporary cultural studies and giving significant attention to relevant developments in such disciplines as ethnology and sociology. Secular Vocations ranges over materials from Britain, France and the US, knitting them together in a synthesis that places, in bold relief, many of the major controversies in contemporary intellectual life. It concludes with a plea for what Robbins calls “comparative cosmopolitanism” to displace the more militantly particularist projects that have come to dominate the human sciences.

Christian Critics

They identified the professional - managerial sectors of the corporate economy and the university system that ... and the purview of public planning , " a confidence that was " unabashedly progressive in spirit , imagining a future ...

Author: Eugene McCarraher

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801434734

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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While all supported movements for the rights of labor, racial minorities, and women, some endorsed the military-industrial order that established the professional-managerial class as a dominant national force, while others favored a decentralized political economy of worker self-management. At the same time, McCarraher recasts the debate about the "therapeutic ethic" by tracing a shift, not from religion to therapy, but from religious to secular conceptions of selfhood.

The Health of Nations

Society and Law Beyond the State Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law University of Cambridge Fellow Philip Allott. academic method and discourse . It soon became virtually impossible to cross the academic frontiers ...

Author: Philip Allott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521016800

Category: Law

Page: 436

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This book explores the social and legal implications of globalisation in terms of the general theory of society and law.

Networked Press Freedom

Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear Mike Ananny ... International Journal of Communication, 8. Craft, S., Vos, T. P., & Wolfgang, ... Online journalism and civic cosmopolitanism: Professional vs. participatory ideals.

Author: Mike Ananny

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262345835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Reimagining press freedom in a networked era: not just a journalist's right to speak but also a public's right to hear. In Networked Press Freedom, Mike Ananny offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a time when media systems are in fundamental flux. Ananny challenges the idea that press freedom comes only from heroic, lone journalists who speak truth to power. Instead, drawing on journalism studies, institutional sociology, political theory, science and technology studies, and an analysis of ten years of journalism discourse about news and technology, he argues that press freedom emerges from social, technological, institutional, and normative forces that vie for power and fight for visions of democratic life. He shows how dominant, historical ideals of professionalized press freedom often mistook journalistic freedom from constraints for the public's freedom to encounter the rich mix of people and ideas that self-governance requires. Ananny's notion of press freedom ensures not only an individual right to speak, but also a public right to hear. Seeing press freedom as essential for democratic self-governance, Ananny explores what publics need, what kind of free press they should demand, and how today's press freedom emerges from intertwined collections of humans and machines. If someone says, “The public needs a free press,” Ananny urges us to ask in response, “What kind of public, what kind of freedom, and what kind of press?” Answering these questions shows what robust, self-governing publics need to demand of technologists and journalists alike.