The authors of this volume explore rhetorical and discursive strategies used to negotiate and establish legitimate knowledge and its disciplinary boundaries, to make scientific knowledge interesting outside academic settings as well, and to manage (c)overt knowledge in different social and political contexts. The volume focuses on the cultural concept of knowledge society, examining diverse linguistic means of knowledge transmission from the perspective of the complex interplay between knowledge and persuasion. The contributors discuss both sociological and philosophical issues, as well as textual processes in different genres that aim to communicate knowledge.
The rhetoric of research reports in the humanities: Paradoxes of exigence (Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska)
| 133 →The chapter shows how scholars construct the rhetorical exigence of their reports. The author identifies a set of conventional motives that academics typically use to explain what made them write a scientific text. An in-depth study of these rhetorical moves unveils some complex relationships between humanities and the current knowledge hegemonies.
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