Writing across cultures: ‘Culture’ in second language writing studies

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For the past 50 years, culture has been one of the most contested concepts in Western academia. This is due in part to: (1) the notorious difficulty of defining the term (Williams 1983); and (2) its use as a causal explanation of individual behaviour. But certainly the biggest source of ‘culture trouble’ over the past half-century has been the development of anti-foundationalist, neo-Marxist, and postcolonial ‘critical’ philosophies, and their problematizing of the standard macro-variables of social science, including culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317743187
ISBN (Print)9780415527019
StatePublished - Dec 17 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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