Charles Bazerman | UCSB | Chapters



What do sociocultural studies of writing tell us about learning to write? In Handbook of Writing Research (ed. MacCarthur, Graham, and Fitzgerald). Guilford, forthcoming.

Five concepts: 1c - Writing Expresses and Shares Meaning to be Reconstructed by the Reader; 2 - Writing Speaks to Situations and Contexts Through Recognizable Forms Associated With Those Situations; 2a - Writing Represents the World, Events, Ideas, and Feelings; 4a - Text is an Object Outside of Oneself That Can be Improved and Developed (with Howard Tinberg); 5a - Writing is An Expression of Embodied Cognition (with Howard Tinberg). L. Adler-Kassner & E. Wardle (Eds.). Naming What We Know. Utah University Press, Forthcoming.

Preface. Encountering Academic Writing (by Federico Navarro). Forthcoming.

A Genre Based Theory of Literate Action. New Developments in Genre Theory (ed. Artemeva.)

Creating Identities in an Intertextual World. In Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class (ed. Chik, Costley, & Pennington). Continuum, forthcoming.

Social Changes in Science Communication: Rattling the Information Chain. In Jonathan Buehl & Alan Gross (Eds.), Science and the Internet: Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age. Baywood‘s Technical Communication Series (forthcoming).

Preface. MJ Braun and Gae Lyn Henderson (Eds.). Managing Democracy: Propaganda and the Rhetorical Production of Economic and Political Realities. Forthcoming.

Bazerman, C., Simon, K, & Pieng, P. (2014). Writing about reading to advance thinking: A study in situated cognitive development. P. Boscolo & P. Klein (Eds.), Writing as a learning activity. E Brill. 249-276.

Genre perspectives in text production research. Charles Bazerman and Amy Devitt . In E-M. Jakobs & D. Perrin (eds.). Handbook of Writing and text production. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. 257-262.

Jack Andersen, Charles Bazerman, and Jesper Schneider. Beyond single genres: Pattern mapping in global communication. In E-M. Jakobs & D. Perrin (eds.). Handbook of Writing and text production. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. 305-322.

Preface. In Jessica Early and Meredith DeCosta-Smith. Real World Writing for Secondary Students: Teaching the College Admission Essay and Other Gate-Openers for Higher Education. Teachers College Press, 2012.

Global and local communicative networks. Literacy as Translingual Practice: Between Communities and Classrooms. edited by A. Suresh Canagarajah. Routledge, 2013.

Immersed in the Game of Science.(with Nancy Keranen and Fatima Encinas). In Bazerman et al (eds) . Advances in International Writing Research: Cultures, Places, and Measures (pp. 387-402). WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. (2012).

Facilitated Immersion at a Distance in Second Language Science Writing. (with Nancy Keranen and Fatima Encinas). In Montserrat Castelló Badia & Christiane Donahue, eds. University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies (pp. 235-238). Emerald, 2012.

Church, State, and the Printing Press: Conditions for Autonomy of Scientific Publication in Early Modern Europe.

Gunnarsson, B. (Ed.). Languages of Science in the Eighteenth Century. Mouton de Gruyter, 2012 [Book].

Electrons are Cheap; Society is Dear.

Writing in the Knowledge Society (Ed. Starke Meyeering). Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse, 2012.

Writing, Cognition, and Affect from the Perspective of Socio-Cultural and Historical Studies of Writing.

Berninger, V. (Ed.). Past, Present, and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology. Psychology Press/Taylor Francis Group, 2011.

Genre as Social Action.

Gee, J. & Handford, M. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2011.

The Orders of Documents, the Orders of Activity, and the Orders of Information.

Nielsen, H. Høyrup, H, and Christensen, H. (Eds.). (in Danish as: Systemer for dokumenter, systemer for aktivitet og systemer for information). Nye Vidensmedier: Kultur, L æring, Kommunikation. p. 63-78, 2011.


Rhetorical Features of Student Science Writing in Introductory University Oceanography.

(with Kelly, G.J., Bazerman, C., Skukauskaite, A. & Prothero, W.) In C. Bazerman, R. Krut, S. McLeod, S. Null, P. Rogers & A. Stansell (Eds.) Traditions of Writing Research, Routledge. 265-282. 2010.

Genre and Cognitive Development: Beyond Writing to Learn.

Bazerman, C, Bonin, A., & Figueiredo, D. (Eds.). Genre in a Changing World. The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2009. [Full Book Available].

Writing and Secular Knowledge Outside Modern European Institutions. (with Paul Rogers). In Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text. (Ed. C. Bazerman) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.

Writing and Secular Knowledge Within Modern European Institutions.

(with Paul Rogers). In Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text. (Ed. C. Bazerman) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.

Editor’s Introduction.

Susan McLeod. Reference Guide to Writing Program Administration. Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse, 2007.

WAC for Cyborgs: Discursive Thought in Information Rich Environments.

Labor, Writing Technologies and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy. Ed. P. Takayoshi & P. Sullivan. Hampton, 2007. pp. 97-110.

Editor’s Introduction.

Alice Horning et al. Reference Guide to Revision. Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse, 2006.

What Schools of Education Can Offer the Teaching of Writing.

(with Danielle Fouquette, Chris Johnson, Francien Rohrbacker, and Rene Agustin De los Santos). Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession. (Ed. S. Romano) Hampton Press, 2006.

Circles of Interest: The Growth of Research Communities in WAC and WID/WIP.

(with Anne Herrington). Inventing a Profession: WAC History. (ed. S. McLeod). Parlor Press, 2006.

Analyzing the Multidimensionality of Texts in Education.

Complementary Methods for Research in Education, 2nd, Ed.(ed. Greg Camilli, Patricia Elmore. Judith Green). American Educational Research Association, 2006.

The Writing of Social Organization and the Literate Situating of Cognition: Extending Goody's Social Implications of Writing.

Technology, literacy and the evolution of society: Implications of the work of Jack Goody (D. Olson and M. Cole, Eds.). Erlbaum, 2006.


Knowing Academic Languages.

(with Joseph Little). Text I Arbete/Text at Work. (Ed. U. U. Melander and H. Naslund. Upsalla University. pp. 261-269, 2005.

Participating in Emergent Socio-Literate Worlds: Genre, Disciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity.

(with Paul Prior). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Literacy Research, ed. J. Green & R. Beach. NCTE. pp. 133-178, 2005.

Measuring Incommensurability: Are toxicology and ecotoxicology blind to what the other sees?

(with René Agustín De los Santos). Rhetoric and Incommensurability (Ed. Randy Harris). Parlor Press. pp. 424-463, 2005.


Science, Technology, and Society (Ed. S. Restivo). Oxford University Press, 2005.

"Editor's Introduction."

Janice Lauer. Invention. Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse, 2004.

Intertextualities: Volosinov, Bakhtin, Literary Theory, and Literacy Studies.

Bakhtinian Perspectives on Languages, literacy, and Learning. Ed. A. Ball & S. W. Freedman. Cambridge University Press, 2004. 53-65.

Intertextuality: How Texts Rely on Other Texts.

What Writing Does and How It Does It, Ed. Bazerman & Paul Prior. Erlbaum, 2004.

Speech Acts, Genres, and Activity Systems: How Texts Organize Activity and People.

What Writing Doesand How It Does It. Ed, Bazerman & P. Prior. Erlbaum., 2004.

A Reflective Moment in the History of Literacy.

Multiple Literacies for the Twenty-first Century, ed B. Huot, B. Stroble, and C. Bazerman. Hampton, 2004.

Rhetorical Research for Reflective Practice: A Multi-Layered Narrative.

Research & Practice in Professional Discourse. City University of Hong Kong Press, 2003.

What is Not Institutionally Visible Does Not Count: The Problem of Making Activity Assessable, Accountable, and Plannable.

Writing Selves and Societies, Ed. C. Bazerman and D. Russell. WAC Clearinghouse & MCA, 2003.

The Case For Writing Studies as a Major Discipline.

The Intellectual Work of Composition. Ed. Gary Olson. Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

Genre and Identity: Citizenship in the Age of the Internet and the Age of Global Capitalism.

Ideologies of Genre. ed. Richard Coe. Hampton, 2002.

Distanced and Refined Selves: Educational Tensions in Writing with the Power of Knowledge.

Academic Writing in Context. Birmingham University of Birmingham Press, 2002.

Editor's Introduction.

In Rhetoric Under Uncertainty. Beverly Sauer. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 2002.

Editor's Introduction.

In An African Athens. Phillipe-Joseph Salazar. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 2002.

Editor's Introduction.

In Learning to Rival. Linda Flower. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 2001.

Editor's Introduction.

In Interacting with Audiences. Anne Blakeslee. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 2000.

Politically Wired: The Changing Places of Political Participation in the Age of the Internet.

IT and Organizational Transformation. Ed. J. Yates and J. Van Maanen. Sage, 2001: 137-154.

Letters and the Social Grounding of Differentiated Genres.

Letter Writing as a Social Practice. Barton, D. & N. Hall (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2000: 15-30.

A Rhetoric for Literate Society: The Tension Between Expanding Practices and Restricted Theories.

Inventing a Discipline. ed. M. Goggin. NCTE, 2000: 5-28.


How Natural Philosophers Can Cooperate: The Rhetorical Technology of Coordinated Research in Joseph Priestley's History and Present State of Electricity.Textual Dynamics of the Professions. University of Wisconsin Press, 1991. Reprinted in Three Keys to the Past, ed. T. Kynell and Michael Moran. ATTW. Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication, Ablex, 1999.

Singular Utterances: Realizing Local Activities Through Typified Forms in Typified Circumstances.

Analysing the Discourses of Professional Genres. ed. Anna Trosberg. Benjamins, 1999: 25-40.

Looking at Writing; Writing What I See.

Living Rhetoric and Composition. ed. Theresa Enos and Duane Roen. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1998: 15-24.

Editor's Introduction.

Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts. Patrick Dias, Anthony Pare, Aviva Freedman, and Peter Medway. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum. 1999.

Editor's Introduction.

Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975. Dwight Atkinson. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1998.

Editor's Introduction.

In Paul Prior. Writing/Disciplinarity: A Sociohistoric Account of Literate Activity in the Academy. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1998.

Editor's Introduction.

In Joseph Petraglia-Bahri. Reality by Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity and Education. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1998.

Editor's Introduction.

In John Swales. Other Floors, Other Voices: Toward Textography and Beyond. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1998.

Vygotskian Theory.

Theorizing Composition. Ed. Mary Kennedy. Wesport CT, 1998: 333-337.

Emerging Perspectives on the Many Dimensions of Scientific Discourse.

Reading Science. Ed. J. Martin and R. Veel. Routledge, 1998: 15-30.

The Life of Genre, the Life in the Classroom.

Genre and Writing. Ed. W. Bishop and H. Ostrom. Boynton/Cook, 1997: 19-26.

Performatives Constituting Value: The Case for Patents.

The Construction of Professional Discourse. In Eds. B. Gunnarsson, Linell, & Nordberg. Addison Wesley, 1997: 42-53.

Genre and Social Science: Renewing Hopes of Wingspread.

In Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric. Ed. T. Enos. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1997.

Editor's Introduction.

In A.D. Van Nostrand. Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing of Defense Science and Technology. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1997.

Students Being Disciplined: Getting Confused, Getting By, Getting Rewarded, Getting Smart, Getting Real.

In the University of Minnesota InterDisciplinary Studies of Writing, Speaker Series 4 (1996). Keynote Speaker, “Students Being Disciplined,” University of Minnesota Colloquium, Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Writing, May (1994).

Editor's Introduction.

In Dorothy Winsor. Writing Like an Engineer: A Rhetorical Education. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 1996.

mina. Response: Curricular Responsibilities and Professional Definition.

Reconceiving Writing. J. Petraglia, ed. New Jersey: Erlbaum, 1995.

Systems of Genre and the Enactment of Social Intentions.

Genre and the new Rhetoric. Ed. A. Freedman and P. Medway. Taylor & Francis, 1994: 79-101.


Ten Years of Pre/Text, ed. Vitanza, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994.

Patent Realities: Legally Stabilized Texts and Market Indeterminacies.

The Narrative Construction of the Anxious Object. Ed. John Hultberg. Goteborg: University of Goteborg, 1993: 5-12.

Royal Society of London.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric. Ed. T. Enos. Southern Illinois University Press.

Money Talks: Adam Smith's Rhetorical Project.

Constructing Experience, Charles Bazerman. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994: 215-242. Also found in: Economics and Language, Willie Henderson et al, eds. New York: Routledge, 1993: 173-199.

Intertextual Self-Fashioning: Gould and Lewontin's Representations of the Literature.

Understanding Scientific Prose, ed. Selzer. University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.

A Contention Over the Term Rhetoric.

Toward Defining the New Rhetorics, ed. Enos. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993: 3-7.


Professional Communication: The Social Perspective, Nancy Blyler and Charlotte Thralls, eds. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993: vii-x.

Writing in the Disciplines.

Encyclopedia of English Studies. Southern Illinois UP, 1993.

From Cultural Criticism to Disciplinary Participation: Living with Powerful Words.

Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the Disciplines, ed. Moran and Herrington. Modern Language Association, 1992: 61-68. reprinted in Harcourt Brace Guide to Writing in the Disciplines, ed. R. Jones. Harcourt Brace, 1998.

Theories That Help Us Read and Write Better.

A Rhetoric of Doing: Festschrift for J. Kinneavy, ed. Steve Witte. Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. 103-112.

The Interpretation of Disciplinary Writing.

Writing the Social Text, ed. R. H. Brown. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992: 31-38.

Linguistic and Rhetorical Studies of Writing in Disciplines.

Encyclopedia of Higher Education. Pergamon, 1992.

Reading Student Papers: Proteus Grabbing Proteus.

Encountering Student Texts, ed. Winterowd, Phelps, Lawson, Sterr. Urbana: NCTE, 1990.

Scientific Writing as a Social Act: A Review of the Literature of the Sociology of Science.

New Essays in Technical Writing and Communication, ed. P. Anderson, J. Brockman, and C. Miller. Farmingdale: Baywood, 1983. 156-184.