1st Edition

Humanistic Aspects of Technical Communication




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ISBN 9780895031594
Published June 15, 1994 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book has two audiences and purposes. The first audience comprises teachers of technical communication and graduate and undergraduate students, commonly from English programs and without technical backgrounds. The purpose for them is to introduce technical communication from the avenue of humanities with which many are familiar and allied. The book serves them as an adjunct to conventional textbooks. The second audience comprises scholars and practicing professionals already familiar with technical communication. The purpose for them is to provide a handy collection, with introduction, of significant essays on recent humanistic developments.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1 HUMANISM AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

CHAPTER 2 RHETORIC OF SCIENCE
 Assent, Dissent, and Rhetoric in Science R. Allen Harris
Discourse on Method: The Rhetorical Analysis of Scientific Texts Alan G. Gross

CHAPTER 3 SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM
 Challenger and the Social Contingency of Meaning: Two Lessons for the Technical Communication Classroom Paul M. Dombrowski
Some Perspectives on Rhetoric, Science, and History Carolyn R. Miller


CHAPTER 4 FEMINIST CRITIQUES OF SCIENCE AND GENDER ISSUES
 Feminist Theory and the Redefinition of Technical Communication Mary M. Lay
Gender Issues in Technical Communication Studies: An Overview of the Implications for the Profession, Research, and Pedagogy Jo Allen

CHAPTER 5 ETHICS
 A Basic Unit on Ethics for Technical Communicators Mike Markel
Political-Ethical Implications of Defining Technical Communication as a Practice Dale L. Sullivan
Contributors
 Index 

 

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P M Dombrowski (Author)