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Performative Writing

  • By: John I. Warren
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Performative writing is a methodology of communication research in which the form of the writing enacts the very academic argument the author seeks to propose—that is, the how of the research mirrors the what; the form communicates the thesis of the writing. This entry ...

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