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Chapter 15: Discourse, Rhetoric, Reflexivity: Seven Days in the Library
Discourse, Rhetoric, Reflexivity: Seven Days in the Library
…I'll start it with my Plan for the Week just to let you know right away what's going on.
Monday: I will find the Canonical Footnote and discover Discourse Analysis.
Tuesday: I shall look at Rhetorical Studies.
Wednesday: The day for Historical Studies and Science Education.
Thursday: When I intend to deal with Other Texts: Visual, Mathematical, Material.
Friday: The occasion for looking at Gender Studies.
Saturday: Will find me immersed in Studies of Social Science.
Sunday: A rest, surely? But no, I will be getting into Reviews, Reflexive Work, and Decisions.
But before we can start I must explain why I have written this “review” in the form of a “diary.” (Why ...