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Sean Zwagerman. The Scarlet P: Plagiarism, Panopticism, and the Rhetoric of Academic.

Zwagerman, Sean. The Scarlet P: Plagiarism, Panopticism, and the Rhetoric of Academic. CCC 59.4 (2008): 676-710.


This article is a rhetorical analysis of the anxious and outraged discourse employed in response to the "rising tide" of cheating and plagiarism. This discourse invites actions that are antithetical to the goals of education and the roles of educators, as exemplified by the proliferation of plagiarism-detection technologies.

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