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1st Edition

Writing Postindustrial Places
Technoculture amid the Cornfields

ISBN 9781472410481
Published September 8, 2017 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

Exploring the relationship between postindustrial writing and developments in energy production, manufacturing, and agriculture, Michael J. Salvo shows how technological and industrial innovation relies on communicative and organizational suppleness. Through representative case studies, Salvo demonstrates the ways in which technical communicators formulate opportunities that link resources with need. His book is a supple articulation of the opportunities and pitfalls that come with great change.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Studying Durable Networks

1. Writing Working Futures (Introduction)

2. Iterative Manufacturing in Indiana

3. Hybrid Industrial Agriculture in Illinois

4. Recycling Expertise in Ohio’s Automotive Triangle

5. Ludington Pumped Storage in Michigan

6. Homegrown Innovation in Indiana


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Michael J. Salvo is Associate Professor of English and Director of Professional Writing at Purdue University.