ERIC Number: EJ928104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Community Coauthoring: Whose Voice Remains?
Larson, Joanne; Webster, Stephanie; Hopper, Mindy
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n2 p134-153 Jun 2011
This article examines how texts are collaboratively produced in community development work when coauthors come from multiple racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds as well as business and other work experiences. We found that the term "wordsmithing" became a discursive tool that limited resident input and shaped the Plan toward an external audience. We argue that pressure faced by the initiative members are similar to pressures felt by teachers in an atmosphere of increased standardization and accountability.
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Community Development, Authors, Differences, Writing Processes, Power Structure
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Education Level: Adult Education
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