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The Economics of Attention

kris_r | November 4th, 2009

Richard Lanham’s ‘The Economics of Attention – Style and Substance in the Age of Information’ (2006) is indeed very worthwhile to be brought under attention. I concur with the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s review: “Head-smackingly insightful” The gist: “If economics is about the allocation of resources, then what is the most precious resource in our new information […]

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Are Shared Discourses Desirable

kris_r | June 26th, 2006

Are Shared Discourses Desirable? A Response to Nancy McKoski Patricia Bizzell

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Accomodating Science

kris_r | February 1st, 2006

Accomodating Science: The Rhetorical Life of Scientific Facts What happens to scientific information in the course of its adaption to various noninitiated audiences?

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Catching up with Professor Nate

kris_r | February 1st, 2006

Catching up with Professor Nate: The Problem with Sociolinguisitics in Composition Research Catherine Prendergast In Professional Academic Writing, Susan Peck MacDonald makes the observation that recent debates in rhetoric and composition about whether to initiate students into disciplinary practices or “resist” current practices have frequently been framed in terms of “accommodation” versus “resistance,” and adds […]

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