A Geopolitics Of Academic Writing
A Geopolitics of Academic Writing critiques current scholarly publishing practices and principles, exposing the inequalities in the way academic knowledge is constructed and legitimized. A. Suresh Canagarajah -- a periphery scholar now working in (and writing from) the center -- examines the broad Western conventions governing academic writing and argues that their dominan...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 15th 2002 by University of Pittsburgh Press
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In A Geopolitics of Academic Writing (2002), Suresh Canagarajah explores the privileges that Westerns have and the difficulties that non-Westerns have in academic discourse and publishing work. This is also largely wrapped up in a colonial/postcolonial relationship where the West assumes knowledge about something only after the West theorizes about it (even if the "Third World" has data on it and knowledge about it) (3). Throughout his book, he uses a center/periphery model to understand relativ...more