Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies available in Paperback
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series, Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
J. Blake Scott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida, the author of Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing, and coauthor (with Melody Bowdon) of Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication.
Bernadette Longo is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota and the author of Spurious Coin: A History of Science, Management, and Technical Writing, also published by SUNY Press.
Katherine V. Wills is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University–Purdue University at Columbus and coeditor (with Marc Bousquet) of the eBook The Politics of Information: Electronic Mediation of Social Change.
Table of Contents
Foreword Alan Nadel ix
Introduction: Why Cultural Studies? Expanding Technical Communication's Critical Toolbox J. Blake Scott Bernadette Longo Katherine V. Wills 1
The Technical Communicator as Author: Meaning, Power, Authority Jennifer Daryl Slack David James Miller Jeffrey Doak 25
Extreme Usability and Technical Communication Bradley Dilger 47
The Phantom Machine: The Invisible Ideology of Email (A Cultural Critique) Myra G. Moses Steven B. Katz 71
An Approach for Applying Cultural Study Theory to Technical Writing Research Bernadette Longo 111
The Rhetorical Work of Institutions Elizabeth C. Britt 133
The Study of Writing in the Social Factory: Methodology and Rhetorical Agency Jeffrey T. Grabill 151
Living Documents: Liability versus the Need to Archive, or, Why (Sometimes) History Should Be Expunged Beverly Sauer 171
Writing Workplace Cultures-Technically Speaking Jim Henry 199
Rhetoric as Productive Technology: Cultural Studies in/as Technical Communication Methodology Michael J. Salvo 219
Extending Service-Learning's CriticalReflection and Action: Contributions of Cultural Studies J. Blake Scott 241
Designing Students: Teaching Technical Writing with Cultural Studies Approaches Katharine V. Wills 259
Afterword Diana George 271