Central Works in Technical Communication

Central Works in Technical Communication

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Bringing together forty seminal works in technical communication, this collection provides a unique overview of the field. The essays are organized into conceptual categories including history, rhetorical perspectives, philosophies and theories, ethical issues, workplace studies, research methods, and computers. The volume is enhanced by brief updates by the contributors and commentaries by central figures in the field, who describe how one or more of the essays has positively influenced their work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 190 x 232 x 28mm | 919.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous tables and line drawings
  • 0195157052
  • 9780195157055

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"Johnson-Eilola and Selber do a superb job at canvassing both historic and current foundational works in a wide variety of specialty areas that, over time and collectively, have defined and shaped our field. Their coherent, single-volume collection of the most influential articles in the field is destined to become an invaluable resource for advanced technical communication students, newcomers to the field, veterans in the field, and practitioners."--Rachel Spilka, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee"Central Works in Technical Communication is exactly the right name for this collection. Johnson-Eilola and Selber have gathered a broad, even-handed sampling of some of the best works in our field: those dog-eared articles that are scattered throughout our journals and books and filing cabinets, the ones we pull out when we want to touch base with our field--and introduce it to others."--Clay Spinuzzi, University of Texas at Austin"I could see actually restructuring my course to reflect the topics used to organize this book."--Jimmie Killingsworth, Texas A&M Universityshow more

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