Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing by Anne SurmaImagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing by Anne Surma

Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing

byAnne Surma

Hardcover | November 20, 2012

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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.
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 communica...
Title:Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional WritingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:179 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:November 20, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022993X

ISBN - 13:9780230229938

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Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction: A Cosmopolitan Orientation Conceptualising the Cosmopolitan Approach to Writing Writing in the network Sentencing: Reflecting on Words and Worlds Rewriting Organisational Change The Multinational Corporation - Writing Cosmopolitan Responsibility? Conclusion: Reimagining the Cosmopolitan Appendix Endnotes Bibliography

Editorial 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