Central Works in Technical Communication

ISBN-10: 0195157052

ISBN-13: 9780195157055

Edition: 2004

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Description: Bringing together thirty-two landmark essays, Central Works in Technical Communication provides a broad and representative overview of the field. It introduces students, new teachers, and new practitioners to the community of technical communication as an intellectual and communal endeavor that encompasses such complex theoretical topics as research methods, social issues, and ethics. Editors Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart A. Selber engaged in a comprehensive selection process--including the consultation of a review board of leading teachers and scholars--and have included some of the most influential articles and book chapters published in technical communication over the last twenty-five years. Each essay is accompanied by a reflective piece written by its author specifically for this volume. These commentaries provide context for the essays and allow the authors to add to or challenge their original ideas and resituate them in a contemporary environment. The book also features section introductions written by the editors that offer historical and conceptual approaches to understanding the contributions each work makes to the field of technical communication. Central Works in Technical Communication is organized around eight major conceptual categories: histories, rhetorical perspectives, philosophies and theories, ethical and power issues, research methods, workplace studies, online environments, and pedagogical directions. An alternative table of contents groups the essays into additional categories including collaboration, gender, genre, usability, and visual theory and practice. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in technical communication, this collection is also a compact and convenient resource for practicing professionals and academics new to the field.

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Histories
""The Rise of Technical Writing Instruction in America""
""History, Rhetoric, and Humanism: Toward a More Comprehensive Definition of Technical Communication""
""Gender, Technology, and the History of Technical Communication""
Rhetorical Perspectives
""A Humanistic Rationale for Technical Writing""
""Understanding the Writing Context in Organizations""
""The Report for Decision Making: Genre and Inquiry""
""Audience Involved: Toward a Participatory Model of Writing""
Philosophies and Theories
""What's Technical about Technical Writing?""
""The Social Perspective and Professional Communication: Diversity and Directions in Research""
""Feminist Theory and the Redefinition of Technical Communication""
""The Technical Communicator as Author: Meaning, Power, Authority""
""Relocating the Value of Work: Technical Communication in a Post-Industrial Age""
Ethical and Power Issues
""The Ethic of Expediency: Classical Rhetoric, Technology, and the Holocaust""
""Political-Ethical Implications of Defining Technical Communication as a Practice""
""Teaching Discourse and Reproducing Culture: A Critique of Research and Pedagogy in Professional and Non-Academic Writing""
""Ideology and the Map: Toward a Postmodern Visual Design Practice""
Research Methods
""Frameworks for the Study of Writing in Organizational Contexts""
""Taking a Political Turn: The Critical Perspective and Research in Professional Communication""
""Empiricism Is Not a Four-Letter Word""
""On Theory, Practice, and Method: Toward a Heuristic Research Methodology for Professional Writing""
Workplace Studies
""The Composing Processes of an Engineer""
""Writing in an Emerging Organization: An Ethnographic Study""
""Engineering Writing/Writing Engineering""
""What Experienced Collaborators Say about Collaborative Writing""
""Text and Action: The Operator's Manual in Context and in Court""
""Writing and Database Technology: Extending the Definition of Writing in the Workplace""
Online Environments
""Who 'Owns' Electronic Texts?""
""The Shape of Text to Come: The Texture of Print on Screens""
""The Politics of the Interface: Power and Its Exercise in Electronic Contact Zones""
Pedagogical Directions
""Beyond Skill Building: Challenges Facing Technical Communication Teachers in the Computer Age""
""Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?""
""Contesting the Objectivist Paradigm: Gender Issues in the Technical and Professional Communication Curriculum""
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