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Writing Postindustrial Places

Technoculture amid the Cornfields, 1st Edition

By Michael J. Salvo


204 pages

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pub: 2017-09-07
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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


About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture

This series promotes innovative, interdisciplinary research in the theory and practice of technical communication, broadly conceived as including business, scientific, and health communication. Technical communication has an extensive impact on our world and our lives, yet the venues for long-format research in the field are few. This series serves as an outlet for scholars engaged with the theoretical, practical, rhetorical, and cultural implications of this burgeoning field. The editors welcome proposals for book-length studies and edited collections involving qualitative and quantitative research and theoretical inquiry into technical communication and associated fields and topics, including user-centered design; information design; intercultural communication; risk communication; new media; social media; visual communication and rhetoric; disability/accessibility issues; communication ethics; health communication; applied rhetoric; and the history and current practice of technical, business, and scientific communication.

The series is proud to congratulate Ehren Pflugfelder on winning the 2018 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for the book Communicating Technology and Mobility: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation!

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Social History
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Technology