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Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing

Authors: Surma, Anne

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About this book

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.

About the authors

ANNE SURMA is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Murdoch University, Australia. Anne has also worked in private industry as an editor and writer and, more recently, as a workshop facilitator and consultant, advising on communication strategy and practice. Her research interests include public communication as ethical discourse and creative practice; corporate responsibility; and discursive approaches to dominant and marginalised narratives in public and organisational stories. Anne's previous publications include Public and Professional Writing: Ethics, Imagination and Rhetoric.

Reviews

'Surma's first book was groundbreaking, but this one exceeds even my highest expectations for a sequel. She deftly weaves critical cosmopolitanism into the warp and woof of writing on a theoretically sound loom. The results include an ethics of care with immediate contemporary relevance conveyed in a crafted prose that is a joy to explore. In line with her plea that 'it is more urgent than ever for writers in the non-fiction domain to draw on some of the insights and approaches of their fiction-writing colleagues', she convincingly shows, with considerable style, how any more equitable cosmopolitan world order will not only be a new word order, but an imaginative re-ordering of words and worlds. This outstanding book simultaneously opens pathways to fairer futures and provides a theoretical frame for transforming the practice and study of writing and rhetoric.' - David McKie, the University of Waikato, New Zealand


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introducing a Cosmopolitan Orientation to Writing

    Surma, Anne

    Pages 1-11

  • Conceptualising the Cosmopolitan Approach to Writing

    Surma, Anne

    Pages 12-35

  • Writing in the Network

    Surma, Anne

    Pages 36-61

  • Sentencing: Reflecting on Words and Worlds

    Surma, Anne

    Pages 62-81

  • Rewriting Organisational Change

    Surma, Anne

    Pages 82-107

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-22993-8
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Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-31112-5
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29131-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137291318
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22993-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31112-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 179
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