Invention as A Social Act

Invention as A Social Act

Book - 1987
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The act of inventing relates to the process of inquiry, to creativity, to poetic and aesthetic invention.

Building on the work of rhetoricians, philosophers, linguists, and theorists in other dis#65533;ciplines, Karen Burke LeFevre challenges a widely-held view of rhetorical invention as the act of an atomistic individual. She proposes that invention be viewed as a social act, in which individuals in#65533;teract dialectically with society and culture in dis#65533;tinctive ways.

Even when the primary agent of invention is an individual, invention is pervasively affected by rela#65533;tionships of that individual to others through lan#65533;guage and other socially shared symbol systems. LeFevre draws implications of a view of invention as a social act for writers, researchers, and teachers of writing.

Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780809313280
Characteristics: xiv, 173 p. ; 22 cm


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