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LINGUIST List 17.3634

Fri Dec 08 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis: Smart

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Janet Joyce, Writing the Economy: Smart


Message 1: Writing the Economy: Smart
Date: 02-Dec-2006
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Writing the Economy: Smart


Title: Writing the Economy
Subtitle: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking
Series Title: Studies in Language and Communication
Published: 2006
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Author: Graham Smart
Hardback: ISBN: 1845530667 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1845530667 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 100.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1845530675 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Paperback: ISBN: 1845530675 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

In recent years the economic policies of major financial institutions such
as the European Union Central Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve and other
countries' central banks, 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 (1984-2005) 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 and includes extended commentaries on the author's
use of the methodology of interpretive ethnography.

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=22757


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Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 




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