123 Meme: Tracing Genres through organizations: a sociocultural approach to information design
Yet another blog meme, courtesy of folks at Chronicles of Dissent (by way of Threat Level). This time IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m supposed to grab the nearest book, open to page 123, go down to the 5th sentence and type up the 3 following sentences. Not sure why, or if someone is going to be patching all these together into some kind of mash-up, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll play alongÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ [From 123 Meme: michaelzimmer.org]
“And I constructed mesoscopic analyses, chronological accounts, through a qualitative and simple quantitative examination of the twelve participants’ session in terms of their local activity systems and the genres they used. I describe each of the three analyses in more detail below.” In Tracing Genres by Clay Spinuzzi. I just picked this book up form a used bookstore online.
and I’m just reading it now, but… overall it is written from a rhetoric understanding of genre more than an organizational analysis of genre, it seems to me. That’s interesting though and it makes some interesting corollary points.