I managed thesis references separately while writing the main body of my thesis. I kept references in a separate blank document where I used reference tools to sort and store references. As I used references in my writing, I cited them in the text, then switched to a separate document where I typed the information into the form-style entry system of the citations toolbox.
So, here are my references. If you’re looking for information about public policy rhetoric and an analysis of specialist and generalist audiences, you might find some ideas here. Subjects covered are: document design, definition as a subset of naming, ideology of audiences in tokens of the rhetoric, jargon, recycled rhetoric, cultural artifacts and rhetorical ecology, and metaphor/emotional language in public policy rhetoric.
So, all this separation of tasks kept me from knowing how many references I’d actually have when all was said and done. Yikes. Seven pages. Seems a little excessive, but seriously, I read and used all this stuff. On one hand, it does speak to the fact that I’m still getting accustomed to my identity as a scholar–each source I referenced invokes the knowledge of that source and the scholars who informed him/her (Swarts, 2009), and adds to my credibility–according to the theory, anyway.
So, here is my list.
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