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Kathryn Valentine. Plagiarism as Literacy Practice: Recognizing and Rethinking Ethical Binaries.

Valentine, Kathryn. "Plagiarism as Literacy Practice: Recognizing and Rethinking Ethical Binaries." CCC 58.1 (2006): 89-109.


In this article, I assert that plagiarism is a literacy practice that involves social relationships, attitudes, and values as much as it involves rules of citation and students' texts. In addition, I show how plagiarism is complicated by a discourse about academic dishonesty, and I consider the implications that recognizing such complexity has for teaching.

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