Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Millar, Clive en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Schuster, C R en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-29T17:15:16Z
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dc.date.issued 1989 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schuster, C. 1989. Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22014
dc.description Bibliography: pages 128-133. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation attempts to illustrate and analyse the theory and the practice of popular writing in South Africa. Within this study popular writing is seen as an example of innovative educational practice, attempting to establish creative alternatives to traditional, hierarchical knowledge-production. This subject has been chosen for investigation as it is seen as an important integral part of an alternative educational focus, which has come about due to oppositional "popular" pressure questioning and challenging hegemonic control of educational structures. The first part of the dissertation constitutes an analysis of the theoretical debate characterising popular writing in South Africa. It attempts to highlight the problems and tensions inherent in the defined purpose of popular writing, as well as investigate the realisable potential of that purpose. The second part of the dissertation focusses on the practice of popular writing. The INTERNATIONAL LABOUR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION GROUP has been chosen as an illuminative case study of popular writing practice. An attempt is made within this section at a fusion between theory and practice evidencing both tensions and points of agreement. The conclusion highlights the problematic nature of this research as it essentially focusses on "work-in-progress" and therefore constitutes too static a framework for realistic, up-to-date analysis. The need for further research is emphasised, focussing especially on the most important and most complex element in popular writing: the readership. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Popular literature - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Adult Education en_ZA
dc.title Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Schuster, C. R. (1989). <i>Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Schuster, C R. <i>"Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Schuster CR. Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1989 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Schuster, C R AB - This dissertation attempts to illustrate and analyse the theory and the practice of popular writing in South Africa. Within this study popular writing is seen as an example of innovative educational practice, attempting to establish creative alternatives to traditional, hierarchical knowledge-production. This subject has been chosen for investigation as it is seen as an important integral part of an alternative educational focus, which has come about due to oppositional "popular" pressure questioning and challenging hegemonic control of educational structures. The first part of the dissertation constitutes an analysis of the theoretical debate characterising popular writing in South Africa. It attempts to highlight the problems and tensions inherent in the defined purpose of popular writing, as well as investigate the realisable potential of that purpose. The second part of the dissertation focusses on the practice of popular writing. The INTERNATIONAL LABOUR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION GROUP has been chosen as an illuminative case study of popular writing practice. An attempt is made within this section at a fusion between theory and practice evidencing both tensions and points of agreement. The conclusion highlights the problematic nature of this research as it essentially focusses on "work-in-progress" and therefore constitutes too static a framework for realistic, up-to-date analysis. The need for further research is emphasised, focussing especially on the most important and most complex element in popular writing: the readership. DA - 1989 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1989 T1 - Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice TI - Investigating popular writing : the theory and the practice UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22014 ER - en_ZA


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