Writing for Publication

Liminal Reflections for Academics

Editors: Stewart, Georgina, Devine, Nesta, Benade, Leon (Eds.)

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  • Describes the characteristics of academic writing for a range of different purposes from a range of experiences
  • Explains the significance of publishing metrics to author and journals from a researcher’s perspective
  • Presents a wide range of perspectives on academic writing, from conventional to radical
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About this book

This book focuses on academic writing and how academics who are experts in their fields can translate their expertise into publishable form. The magnitude and speed of the changes that are transforming the global academic landscape produce an ongoing need for literature that interprets the nature of academic work. This book arises from the background discipline of Education, which is a relatively new university subject that draws on the entire knowledge spectrum from the fine arts to the natural sciences. Each chapter addresses an aspect of the conditions of written academic labour in an age of digital publishing: its nature, how it works, and guidance for successful navigation. This book will provide helpful guidance to graduate students, researchers and teachers in universities and higher education, who are united by the challenges of this new world of academic publishing.


About the authors

Georgina Tuari Stewart is an Associate Professor in Te Kura Mātauranga School of Education, at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Researches topics at the overlap between knowledge, culture and education, e.g. Māori science education, biculturalism, bilingualism and Māori philosophy. Recently completed a Marsden funded research project to investigate doctoral theses written entirely in te reo Māori. Co-Editor of Springer journal New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES), and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand (JRSNZ) and Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT). New book: Māori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa (Bloomsbury, 2020).
Nesta Devine is Professor of Philosophy of Education at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. As an immigrant she is interested in the interplay of ethnicities and cultures in our society, and consequently focuses on ideas concerning power and subjectivity in educational institutions. She is a Fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Co-Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work, Reviews editor of New Zealand Journal of Education Research, Editor of the Royal Bhutan Journal of Education and Development, and Associate Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory.
Leon Benade is an Associate Professor in the School of Education of the Auckland University of Technology. His research interests are teachers' work, school policy, ethics, philosophy in schools, critical pedagogy, and the New Zealand Curriculum, with a current focus on Innovative Learning Environments (ILE). Leon is a co-editor of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies and the New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work. He is author of From Technicians to Teachers: Ethical Teaching in the Context of Globalized Education Reform (Continuum, 2012) and Being a Teacher in the 21st Century: A Critical New Zealand Study (Springer, 2017).

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There is no question that this book opens up new conversations about the diversity of genres in academic writing: genres following a pluralistic view, not necessarily following the rules, and supporting that there is no right way for academic writing! Many examples in the book encourage the Foucalt notion of ‘resistance’ by being honest and true to one’s self in writing, whilst acknowledging that we stand on the shoulders of giants before us. Several chapters encourage writing that has “more to do with the heart, the body, the spirit” (Schoone, Chapter 5) and becoming more affective as researchers and writers. The book is replete with examples appreciating and encouraging creation of new ways. Such ways suggested might involve stepping over boundaries (liminality), addressing impostor syndrome tendencies, embracing an evolving and fluid writing identity through adopting practices like contemplative inquiry and creative molecular thinking, and valuing collaboration at a discursive level to encourage openness to learning via shared understandings and considering different viewpoints. The diversity of genre that are explored (with outstanding examples in many chapters) include: post-qualitative inquiry and poststructuralist philosophies working together with the principles of New Zealand indigenous Kaupapa Māori theory using ‘writing as a method of inquiry’ for radical ideas and political aspirations; poetry as academic text; experiential exploration through art critique; and ‘truth telling’ -  being able to tell others how the writer experiences life using the context of music and meditation as an example. No matter what genre is adopted, the final chapter in the book offers sound, practical, advice about pitfalls and opportunities with writing in the digital economy.”  (July, 2020) – Eileen Piggot-Irvine, Adjunct Professor Griffith University, Australia and Royal Roads University, Canada

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-334-439-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-334-438-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing for Publication
Book Subtitle
Liminal Reflections for Academics
Editors
  • Georgina Stewart
  • Nesta Devine
  • Leon Benade
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-439-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4439-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-438-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 163
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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