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Miller, Carolyn R. and Dawn Shepherd
"Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog"
  June 01, 2004    

From intro: "Our aim in this genre analysis of the blog is to explore the emergent culture of the early 21st century — as revealed by the self-organized communities that support blogging, the recurrent rhetorical exigences that arise there, and the rhetorical roles (or "subject positions") they support and make possible."

Related metablog posts: Notes on Miller's "Blogging as Social Action".

Miller, Carolyn R. and Dawn Shepherd. "Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog" Into the Blogosphere. Ed. Laura J. Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, and Jessica Reyman. June 2004.

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