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ERIC Number: EJ1008738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
College Writing, Identification, and the Production of Intellectual Property: Voices from the Stanford Study of Writing
Lunsford, Andrea A.; Fishman, Jenn; Liew, Warren M.
College English, v75 n5 p470-492 May 2013
When, why, and how do college students come to value their writing as intellectual property? How do their conceptions of intellectual property reflect broader understandings and personal engagements with concepts of authorship, collaboration, identification, and capital? We address these questions based on findings from the Stanford Study of Writing, a five-year longitudinal cohort study that examined students' writing, writing development, and attitudes toward writing throughout their college years and one year beyond. Drawing in particular from interview data, we trace relationships between students' complex and creative negotiations with intellectual property and shaping tensions within the academy, arguing for renewed pedagogical approaches that affirm students' writerly agency as consumers and producers of intellectual property. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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