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When the Tenets of Composition Go Public: A Study of Writing in Wikipedia.

@article{Purdy2009WhenTT,
  title={When the Tenets of Composition Go Public: A Study of Writing in Wikipedia.},
  author={James P. Purdy},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
  year={2009},
  volume={61}
}
  • James P. Purdy
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Art
  • College Composition and Communication
Based on a study of observable changes author-users made to three Wikipedia articles, this article contends that Wikipedia supports notions of revision, collaboration, and authority that writing studies purports to value, while also extending our understanding of the production of knowledge in public spaces. It argues that Wikipedia asks us to reexamine our expectations for the stability of research materials and who should participate in public knowledge making. 

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