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Learn to Write Badly

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Zusammenfassung An entertaining but scholarly book examining why today's social scientists are writing so poorly. Michael Billig a... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung An entertaining but scholarly book examining why today's social scientists are writing so poorly. Michael Billig analyses the competitive conditions under which academics are mass producing research and identifies the linguistic characteristics of bad writing in the social sciences, arguing that these two factors are closely related.

Auteur

Michael Billig has been Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University for more than 25 years. In 2011 he received the Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology Award from the Social Section of the British Psychological Society. He is the author of Freudian Repression (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Arguing and Thinking (Cambridge University Press, 1987, 1996).



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A humorous, clearly written scholarly analysis of what is going wrong with the way that social scientists write.



Contenu

1. Introduction; 2. Mass publication and academic life; 3. Learning to write badly; 4. Jargon, nouns and acronyms; 5. Turning people into things; 6. How to avoid saying who did it; 7. Some sociological things: governmentality, cosmopolitanization and conversation analysis; 8. Experimental social psychology: concealing and exaggerating; 9. Conclusion and recommendations.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Learn to Write Badly
Sous-titre: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences
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Code EAN: 9781107027053
ISBN: 978-1-107-02705-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Droit, vie professionnelle et finances
nombre de pages: 244
Poids: 590g
Taille: H228mm x B152mm x T18mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: New.

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