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The materiality of research: what do we write to convey? By Davina Cooper

Cooper, Davina (2017) The materiality of research: what do we write to convey? By Davina Cooper. LSE Review of Books (12 May 2017). Website.

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In this feature essay, Davina Cooper grapples with the charge that academic writing is incomprehensible to those outside its field of reference. She explores the possibility of approaching academic writing as a conversation that aims to make contact – a more active relationship than simply becoming more accessible – and stimulate others to participate in the dialogue. This post was originally published on Davina Cooper’s blog and is being republished as part of the LSE RB series examining the material cultures of academic research, reading and writing. If you would like to contribute, please contact the Managing Editor of LSE Review of Books, Dr Rosemary Deller, at

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 00:22

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