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[ecrea] New publication: Genre theory in information studies

Wed Mar 11 22:59:28 GMT 2015

New publication: Genre theory in information studies by Jack Andersen

Genre theory in information studies by Jack Andersen

Series: Studies in Information v.11

Contributor(s): Jack Andersen (editor),

Format: Hardback, 229 x 152 xmm , 300 pp

Publication date: 18th February 2015

Imprint: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781784412555

ISSN: 2055-5377

Price: £66.95

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Studies in Information publishes monographs on critical issues in the information society. The book series is concerned with all aspects of information; its nature, politics, institutions, usages, and technologies, and it presents research from a wide range of disciplinary traditions. Previously published as Library and Information Science, it is a fully peer-reviewed and high impact outlet for research in the field of information. This new volume, edited by Jack Andersen, is the first to be published under the new series name Studies in Information. The book highlights the important role genre theory plays within information studies. It illustrates how modern genre studies inform and enrich the study of information, and conversely how the study of information makes its own independent contributions to the study of genre. Various original contributions scrutinize core aspects of information and knowledge organization, such as information systems and distributed authorship; personal information management; and records management in organizations, all through the lens of genre.

"Genre Theory in Information Studies consolidates and carries forward emerging inquiries in information and archival sciences that have been using genre to understand how knowledge is organized, made available, and used in society. Together these studies unpack knowledge processes in contexts as varied as private life and large government organizations, within complexities arising from the uncertainties and destabilizations of war or the rich traditions and dense utterances of literary culture. Together these studies give us tools to understand more realistically and more deeply what knowledge is and how we make sense and use of it." Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Jack Andersen is an Associate Professor, PhD, at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. He is one of the two leaders of the Research Group for Genre Studies located at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

Jack Andersen

Lektor, phd

Associate Professor, PhD

Leader of Research Group for Genre Studies (, University of Copenhagen

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