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Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication

1st Edition

By Miriam F. Williams, Octavio Pimentel

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The purpose of this book is to move our field's discussion beyond issues of diversity in the practice of technical communication, which is certainly important, to include discussions of how race and ethnicity inform the production and distribution of technical communication in the United States. Equally important, this book is an attempt to uncover those communicative practices used to adversely affect historically marginalized groups and identify new practices that can be used to encourage cultural competence within institutions and communities. This book, like our field, is an interdisciplinary effort. While all authors have taught or practiced technical communication, their backgrounds include studies in technical communication, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and higher education. <br><br>For the sake of clarity, the book is organized into five sections: historical representations of race and ethnicity in health and science communication; social justice and activism in technical communication; considerations of race and ethnicity in social media; users' right to their own language; and communicating identity across borders, cultures, and disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Miriam F. Williams

SECTION I: HISTORICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF RACE AND NATIONALITY IN HEALTH AND SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

CHAPTER 1. The Eugenics Agenda: Deliberative Rhetoric and Therapeutic Discourse of Hate

Flourice Richardson

SECTION II: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACTIVISM IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

CHAPTER 2. Using a Hybrid Form of Technical Communication to Combat Environmental Racism in South Texas: A Case Study of Suzie Canales, a Grassroots Activist

Diana L. Cárdenas and Cristina Kirklighter

CHAPTER 3. The Importance of Ethnographic Research in Activist Networks

Natasha N. Jones

SECTION III: CONTEMPORARY REPRESENTATIONS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

CHAPTER 4. Tweeting Collaborative Identity: Race, ICTs, and Performing Latinidad

Cruz Medina

CHAPTER 5. Taqueros, Luchadores, y los Brits: U.S. Racial Rhetoric, and Its Global Influence

Octavio Pimentel and Katie Gutierrez

SECTION IV: REPORTING TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION AT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

CHAPTER 6. HBCU Institutional Reporting as Intercultural Technical Communication

Thereisa Coleman

SECTION V: USERS’ RIGHT TO THEIR OWN LANGUAGE

CHAPTER 7. A Response to “Students’ Right to Their Own Language

Nancy Wilson and Alyssa Crow

CHAPTER 8. Spanglish: A New Communication Tool

Krystle Danuz

SECTION VI: COMMUNICATING IDENTITY ACROSS BORDERS, CULTURES, AND DISCIPLINES

CHAPTER 9. Americans’ Changing Perceptions of Indian Cultural Identity: An Analysis of Indian Call Centers

Kendall Kelly

CHAPTER 10. This Bridge Called My Pen

Nelly Rosario

Contributors

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health