Spurious Coin A History of Science, Management, and Technical Writing

ISBN-10: 0791445569

ISBN-13: 9780791445563

Edition: 2000

Authors: Bernadette Longo

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 5/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction--Transforming Language into Science
What Is Science? What Is Technology?
Minting the Coin of Scientific Knowledge
How Credit for Scientific Knowledge Is Appraised
Who Gets Credit?
What Research Does Not See
Looking at Technical Writing Through a Cultural Study Frame
Putting Technical Writing Practices in Cultural Contexts
Issues in Technical Writing Raised Through Cultural Study
Technical Writing as the Lingua Franca in a Golden Age of Engineering
What Kind of Knowledge Gets Deposited in Textbooks?
The Utility of Experiential Knowledge
The Development of Public Science
Reforming Scholasticism
The Rise of Experiential Knowledge and Technical Education
John Locke, Language, Property Rights, and Coinage
Defending Science and Technical Education
Contributing to a General Fund of Scientific Knowledge
Knowledge in Textbooks
Technical Writing Practices in Power and Knowledge Systems
Engineering Specialized Social Organizations
Engineering as an Application of Pure Scientific Knowledge
Designing Systematic Administration for Canals and Railroads
Engineers Become Managers in Complex Social Organizations
Engineering Management Systems
Technical Writing as Management System Control
Natural and Military Efficiency
New Communication Technologies Support Systematized Management
Technical Writing Textbook Codifies Systematized Management
Technical Writers Mint Counterfeit Scientific Knowledge: Strained Relations between Technical Writers and Engineers
Office Management Becomes a Specialized Field
The Practicality of Engineering in Tension with the Enjoyment of Literature
Technical Writing Moves from Engineering to English
English Embraces Science
Whose Knowledge Is Powerful?
Toward a Humanistic Technical Writing
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