Professional Writing and Rhetoric Readings from the Field

ISBN-10: 0321099753

ISBN-13: 9780321099754

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tim Peeples
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Book details

List price: $101.20
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760

Preface
Introduction
Defining the Field
Part 1 Introduction
What Is Rhetoric?
Introduction
"Perspectives on the Study of Rhetoric"
On Rhetoric, Book 1, Chapters 1-3. Translated by George A. Kennedy
Nicomachean Ethics, excerpts from Book VI. Translated by David Ross
Rhetorica Ad Herennium, excerpts from Book I. Translated by Harry Caplan
Chapter 1 Projects
What Is the Relationship Between Professional Writing and Rhetoric?
Introduction
"Nonacademic Writing: The Social Perspective"
"What's Practical About Technical Writing?"
"Whose Ideas? The Technical Writer's Expertise in Inventio"
"The Technical Communicator as Author: Meaning, Power, Authority"
Chapter 2 Projects
Professional Writing as a Social Practice
Part 2 Introduction
Professional Writing as Organizationally Situated Action
Introduction
"Understanding the Writing Context in Organizations"
"Writing Review as an Opportunity for Individuation"
"Orality and Literacy in the Workplace: Process- and Text-Based Strategies for Multiple-Audience Adaptation"
Chapter 3 Projects
Professional Writing as Ethical Action
Introduction
"Between Efficiency and Politics: Rhetoric and Ethics in Technical Writing"
"The Ethic of Expediency: Classical Rhetoric, Technology, and the Holocaust"
"Framing Postmodern Commitment and Solidarity"
Chapter 4 Projects
Professional Writing as Technologically Situated Action
Introduction
"Publishing Before Computers"
"The Shape of Text to Come: The Texture of Print on Screens"
"Who 'Owns' Electronic Texts?"
Chapter 5 Projects
Professional Writing as Productive Art
Part 3 Introduction
Professional Writers Produce User-Centered Documents
Introduction
"A Systemic Approach to Visual Language in Business Communication"
"When All Else Fails, Use the Instructions: Local Knowledge, Negotiation, and the Construction of User-Centered Computer Documentation"
Chapter 6 Projects
Professional Writers Produce Social Space
Introduction
"Division of Labor or Integrated Teams: A Crux in the Management of Technical Communication?"
"After Automation: Hypertext and Corporate Structures"
"Toward a Critical Rhetoric of Risk Communication: Producing Citizens and the Role of Technical Communicators"
Chapter 7 Projects
Becoming a Professional Writer
Part 4 Introduction
Writing Yourself into Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Introduction
"Moving Beyond the Academic Community: Transitional Stages in Professional Writing"
"Becoming a Rhetor: Developing Writing Ability in a Mature, Writing-Intensive Organization"
"Virtual Realities: Transitions from University to Workplace Writing"
Chapter 8 Projects
Index
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