Writing the Economy - Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking - Graham Smart

Writing the Economy - Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking - Graham Smart

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Writing the Economy - Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking - Graham Smart

Graham Smart [+-]
Carleton University
Graham Smart is an Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has published studies of writing in workplace and academic settings as well as work on interpretative ethnography. His recent research also focuses on public-policy discourse and environmental rhetoric.

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In recent years, the economic policies of major financial institutions such as the European Union Central Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve and central banks of other countries, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank have received growing attention in the news media, reflecting increased public awareness of the impact of these financial institutions on the global economy and, more concretely, on the material conditions of our every-day lives. As a consequence, public interest in the goals, economic analyses, and decision-making processes that guide these institutions’ policy actions has greatly intensified. This book takes readers inside one such site, the Bank of Canada, that country’s central bank, to look at its knowledge-building, policymaking, and external communications, revealing significant socio-rhetorical, ideological, and technological dimensions of this work. Topics include; The study; An overview; The research site; The methodology: interpretive ethnography; The theoretical orientation; The organization of the book.

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Smart, Graham . Introduction. Writing the Economy - Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 7-19 Dec 2006. ISBN 9781845530679. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=29318. Date accessed: 25 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.29318. Dec 2006

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