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The story of us: on the nexus between metaphor and story in writing scientific articles
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
2011 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 17, no 5, 403-416 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inquiring along the lines of reflexivity into the style of scientific articles as portrayed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), an attempt is made to bring forth the nexus between metaphor and plot in the story of academic writing. The contention is that the APA manual expounds a protoplot (B. Czarniawska. 1999. Writing management - organization theory as a literary genre. Oxford: Oxford University Press) in and through its description/prescription of the form of the scientific article that is held together by a metaphor, the incessant strife for progress, that binds together the elements of the story (plot) of writing scientific articles. Writing is then the creation of organization in an always already organized manner so that we can know a scientific article as a scientific article and ensure ever-forward motion in and through its end.

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London: Routledge, 2011. Vol. 17, no 5, 403-416 p.
Keyword [en]
Aristotle, metaphor, plot, poetics, reflexivity, rhetoric, scientific articles, story
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Economics and Business Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74037DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2011.622902ISI: 000299210800004OAI: diva2:506708

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