ERIC Number: EJ556812
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Rethinking Genre in School and Society: An Activity Theory Analysis.
Russell, David R.
Written Communication, v14 n4 p504-54 Oct 1997
Examines how macro-level social and political structures affect micro-level literate actions in classrooms and vice versa. Synthesizes Yrjo Engestrom's systems version of Vygotskian cultural-historical activity theory with Charles Bazerman's theory of genre systems to understand the relationship between writing in school and writing in other social practices. (TB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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