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Literacy Studies: Writing in Communities and Workplaces - Teresa Bruckner

Part I, Theories

Bakhtin, M. (1986). The problem of speech genres (Vern W. McGee, Trans.). In C. Emerson & M. Holquist (Eds.), Speech genres and other late essays (pp. 60-102). Austin: University of Texas Press.

Bazerman, C. (1999). The languages of Edison’s light. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bazerman, C. (1999). Singular utterances: Realizing local activities through typified forms in typified circumstances. In A. Trosborg (Ed.), Analysing professional genres (pp. 25-40). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bazerman, C. (1997). Discursively structured activities. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 4, 296- 308.

Berkenkotter, C., & Huckin, T. (1993). Rethinking genre from a sociocognitive perspective. Written Communication, 10, 475-509.

Berkenkotter, C. (2001). Genre systems at work: DSM-IV and rhetorical recontextualization in psychotherapy paperwork. Written Communication, 18, 326-349.

Bolter, D., & Grusin, R. (1999). Remediation: Understanding new media. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Bowker, G., Gasser, L., Star, S., & Turner, W. (Eds.) (1997). Social science, technical systems, and cooperative work. Princeton, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bowker, G., & Star, L. (1999). Sorting things out. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bruce, B., & Hogan, M. (1998). The disappearance of technology: Toward an ecological model of literacy. In D. Reinking, M. McKenna, L. Labbo, & R. Kieffer (Eds.), Handbook of literacy and technology: Transformations in a post-typographic world. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bud-Frierman, L. (Ed.). (1994). Information acumen: The understanding and use of knowledge in modern business. London: Routledge.

Chaiklin, S., & Lave, J. (Eds.). (1993). Understanding practice: perspectives on activity and context. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cole, M. (1995). The supra-individual envelope of development: Activity and practice, situation and context. New Directions for Child Development, 67, 105-118.

Cooper, M., & Holzman, M. (Eds.). (1989). Writing as social action. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.

D’Andrade, R., & Strauss, C. (Eds.). (1992). Human motives and cultural models. NY: Cambridge University Press.

Duin, A. & Hansen, C. (1996). Nonacademic writing: Social theory and technology. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dunmire, P. (2000). Genre as temporally situated social action: A study of temporality and genre activity. Written Communication, 17, 93-138.

Ellison, M., & McGrath, G. (1998). Recording and analysing business processes: An activity theory based approach. Australian Computer Journal, 30, 146-152.

Engestrom, Y., Miettinen, R., & Punamaki, R. (Eds.). (1999). Perspectives on activity theory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Garfinkel, H. (1967). Studies in ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Gee. J. (1999). An introduction to discourse analysis: Theory and method . London: Routledge.

Geisler, C. (2001). Textual objects: Accounting for the role of texts in the everyday life of complex organizations. Written Communication, 18, 296-325.

Gibson, J. (1979). The ecological approach to visual perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Hickman, L. (1990). John Dewey’s pragmatic technology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Hoey, M. (2001). Textual interaction: An introduction to written discourse analysis. London: Routledge.

Holland, D., & Cole, M. (1995). Between discourse and schema. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 26, 475-489.

Hutchins, E. (1995). Cognition in the wild. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Kaufer, D., & Carley, K. (1993). Communication at a distance: The influence of print on sociological organization and change. Hilsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Latour, B., & Woolgar, S. (1979). Laboratory life. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Latour, B. (1987). Science in action: How to follow scientists and engineers through society. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Latour, B. (1988). Drawing things together. In M. Lynch, & S. Woolgar (Eds.), Representation in scientific practice (pp. 19-68). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Latour, B. (1996). Aramis, or the love of technology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Latour, B. (1999). Pandora’s hope: Essays on the reality of science studies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Lave, J. & Wenger, E. (1991) Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lupton, E. & Miller, J.A. (1996). Design, writing, research: writing on graphic design. New York: Kiosk.

Miller, C. (1994). Rhetorical community: The cultural basis of genre. In A. Freedman & P. Medway (Eds.), Genre and the new rhetoric (pp. 67-78). London: Taylor & Francis.

Norman, D. (1993). Things that make us smart: defending human attributes in the age of the machine. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Redish, J. (1983). The language of bureaucracy. In R. Fosheim (Ed.), Literacy for life: The demand for reading and writing. New York: Modern Language Association.

Rommetveit, R. (1992) Outlines of a dialogically based social-cognitive approach to human cognition and communication. In A. Wold (Ed.), The dialogical alternative: Towards a theory of language and mind (pp. 19-44). Oslo: Scandinavian Press.

Russell, D. (1997). Rethinking genre in school and society - An activity theory analysis. Written Communication, 14, 504-554.

Schriver, K. (1997). Dynamics in document design: Creating text for readers. New York: Wiley.

Schryer, C. (1993). Records as genre. Written Communication, 10, 200-234.

Sless, D. (1999) Designing and evaluating forms in large organizations. In H. Zwaga, T. Boersems, & H. Hoonhout (Eds.), Visual information for everyday use: Design and research perspectives (pp.135-153). London: Taylor and Francis.

Star, S. (Ed.) (1995). Ecologies of knowledge. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Street, B. (1995). Social literacies: Critical approaches to literacy in development, ethnography and education. London: Longman.

Suchman, L. (1987) Plans and situated actions: The problem of human-machine communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tufte, E. (1983). The visual display of quantitative information. Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press.

Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. (M. Cole, V. Hon-Steiner, S. Scribner, & E. Souberman, Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wertsch, J., Del Rio, P., & Alvarez, A. (Eds.). (1995). Sociocultural studies of mind. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wertsch, J. (1998). Mind as action. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Whittaker, R., & Martin-Rojo, L. (1999). A dialogue with bureaucracy: Register, genre and information management as constraints on interchangeability. Journal of Pragmatics, 31, 149-189.

Wacjman, J., & MacKenzie, D. (Eds.). (1986). The social shaping of technology: How the refrigerator got its hum. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Winsor, D. (1999). Genre and activity systems: The role of documentation in maintaining and changing engineering activity systems. Written Communication, 16, 200-224.

Witte, S. (1992). Context, text, intertext: Toward a constructivist semiotic of writing. Written Communication, 9, 237-308.

Yates, J., & Orlikowski, W. (1992). Genres of organizational communication: A structurational approach to studying communication and media. The Academy of Management Review, 17, 299-326.

Zuboff, S. (1988). In the age of the smart machine: the future of work and power. New York: Basic Books.

Part II, Naturalistic Studies

Amato, J. (1999). Family values: Literacy, technology and Uncle Sam. In G. Hawisher & C. Selfe (Eds.), Passions, pedagogies, and 21st century technologies (pp. 369-386). Logan: Utah.

Barton, D., & Ivanic, R. (Eds. ). (1991). Writing in the community. Newbury Park: Sage Publications.

D. Barton, M. Hamilton, & R. Ivanic (Eds.) (2000). Situated literacies: Reading and writing in context. London: Routledge.

Berg, M., & Bowker, G. (1997). The multiple bodies of the medical record--Toward a sociology of an artefact. The Sociological Quarterly, 38, 513-537.

Blakeslee, A. (1997). Activity, context, interaction, and authority: Learning to write scientific papers in situ. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 11, 125- 169.

Brandt, D. (2001). Literacy in American lives. New York: Cambridge University Press..

Button, G. (Ed.). (1992). Technology in working order: Studies of work, interaction, and technology. London: Routledge.

Cushman, E. (1998). The struggle and the tools: Oral and literate strategies in an inner city community. Albany: SUNY Press.

Dias, P. (Ed.). (1999). Worlds apart : acting and writing in academic and workplace contexts. Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Engestrom, Y., & Middleton, D. (Eds.). (1996). Cognition and communication at work. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Garfinkel, H., Lynch, M., & Livingston, E. (1981). The work of a discovering science construed with materials from the optically discovered pulsar. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 11, 131-158.

Gunnarsson, B. (1997). The writing process from a sociolinguistic viewpoint. Written Communication, 14, 139-188.

Heath, C., & Luff, P. (2000). Technology in action. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Heath, S. (1983). Ways with words: Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Henry, J. (2000). Writing workplace cultures : an archaeology of professional writing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Hoskin, K. (1992). Control, organization, and accounting-a geneaology of modern knowledge power. Systems Practice, 5, 425-439.

Hoskin, K. & McLean, C. (1998). Organizing madness: Reflections on the forms of the form. Organization, 5, 519-541.

Kalman, J. (1996). Joint composition: The collaborative letter writing of a scribe and his client in Mexico. Written Communication, 13, 190-220.

Longman, J. (1995). Talking heads: An analysis of the talk in vocational training nterviews with the long-term unemployed. PhD Dissertation, Open University, UK.

Luff, P., Hindmarsh, J., & Heath, C. (Eds.). (2000). Workplace studies: Reconvering work practice and informing system design. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Martin, J.R. & Veel, R. (Eds.). (1998). Reading science: critical and functional perspectives on discourses of science. London: Routledge.

Matalene, C. (Ed.) (1989). Worlds of writing: Teaching and learning in discourse communities of work. New York: Random House.

Medway, P. (1996). Virtual and material buildings: Construction and constructivism in architecture and writing. Written Communication, 13, 473-514.

Moss, B. (1994). Literacy across communities. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Munger, R. (2000). Evolution of the emergency medical services profession: A case study of EMS run reports. Technical Communication Quarterly, 9, 329-346.

Myers, G. (1990). Writing biology: Texts in the social construction of scientific knowledge. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Orr, J. (1996). Talking about machines: An ethnography of a modern job. Ithaca, New York: ILR Press.

Prior, P. (1998). Writing/disciplinarity: A sociohistoric account of literate activity in the academy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Reynolds, J. (Ed.) (1995). Professional writing in context : lessons from teaching and consulting in worlds of work. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Shuy, R. (1998). Bureaucratic language in government and business. Washington, DC: Georgetown Unversity Press.

Spilka, R. (Ed.). (1993). Writing in the workplace: New research perspectives. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Sullivan, P. & Dautermann, J. (Eds.). (1996). Electronic literacies in the workplace: technologies of writing. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Taylor, D. (1996). Toxic literacies: exposing the injustice of bureaucratic texts. Portsmouth, NH: Heineman.

Part III, Historical Studies

Anderson, M. (2000). Encyclopedia of the U.S. census. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Beniger, J. (1986). The control revolution: Technological and economic origins of the information society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bijker, W., & Law, J. (Eds.). (1992). Shaping technology/building society: Studies in sociotechnical change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bolter, J. (1991). Writing space: The computer, hypertext, and the history of writing. Hilsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bowman, A., & Woolf, G. (Eds.). (1994). Literacy and power in the ancient world. NY: Cambridge University Press.

Chartier, R., Boreau, A., & Dauphin, C. (1997). Correspondence: Models of letter-writing from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century (C. Woodall, Trans.). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Clanchy, M. (1979). From memory to written record: England, 1066-1307. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Decker, W. (1998). Epistolary practices : Letter writing in America before telecommunications. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Dillon, W. T. (1997). The new historicism and studies in the history of business and technical writing. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 11, 60-73.

Douglas, G., & Hildebrandt, H. (Eds.). (1985). Studies in the history of business writing. Urbana, IL: Association for Business Communication.

Eisenstein, E. (1979). The printing press as an agent of change: communications and cultural transformations in early modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gaur, A. (1985). A history of writing. New York: Scribner.

Goody, Jack. The logic of writing and the organization of society. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Haas, C. (1996). Writing technology: Studies on the materiality of literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Headrick, D. (2000). When information came of age: technologies of knowledge in the age of reason and revolution, 1700-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jullien, F. (1995). The propensity of things: Toward a history of efficacy in China. Cambridge, MA: Zone Books.

Kaestle, C., Damon-Moore, H., Stedman, L., Tinsley, K., & Trollinger, W. (1991). Literacy in the United States. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Locker, K., Miller, S., Richardson, M., Tebeaux, E. & Yates, J. (1996). Studying the history of business communication. Business Communication Quarterly, 59, 109-127.

Lund, R. (1998). Writing the history of business communication: The example of Defoe. The Journal of Business Communication, 35, 500-520.

McLaughlin, J. (1980). Mapping the information business. Cambridge, MA: Program on Information Resources Policy, Harvard University.

Thomas, J. (1999). Business writing in history: What caused the dictamen’s demise?. The Journal of Business Communication, 36, 40-54.

Yates, J. (1989). Control through communication: The rise of system in American management. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.