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Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture


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Humanizing Visual Design: The Rhetoric of Human Forms in Practical Communication

Humanizing Visual Design: The Rhetoric of Human Forms in Practical Communication

1st Edition

Charles Kostelnick
April 03, 2019

This book analyzes the role that human forms play in visualizing practical information and in making that information understandable, accessible, inviting, and meaningful to readers—in short, "humanizing" it.Although human figures have long been deployed in practical communication, their uses in...

Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication

Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication

1st Edition

Kristen R. Moore, Daniel P. Richards
February 06, 2018

This collection, aimed at scholars, teachers, and practitioners in technical communication, focuses on the praxis-based connections between technical communication and theoretical movements that have emerged in the past several decades, namely new materialism and posthumanism. It provides a much...

Commonplaces of Scientific Evidence in Environmental Discourses

Commonplaces of Scientific Evidence in Environmental Discourses

1st Edition

Denise Tillery
November 30, 2017

This book focuses on the uses of scientific evidence within three types of environmental discourses: popular nonfiction books about the environment; traditional and social media texts created by a grassroots environmental group; and a set of data displays that make arguments about global warming in...

Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies

Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies

1st Edition

Han Yu, Kathryn M. Northcut
September 25, 2017

This book addresses the roles and challenges of people who communicate science, who work with scientists, and who teach STEM majors how to write. In terms of practice and theory, chapters address themes encountered by scientists and communicators, including ethical challenges, visual displays, and...

Writing Postindustrial Places: Technoculture amid the Cornfields

Writing Postindustrial Places: Technoculture amid the Cornfields

1st Edition

Michael J. Salvo
September 07, 2017

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...

Rhetoric and Communication Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Policy and Protocol Through Discourse

Rhetoric and Communication Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Policy and Protocol Through Discourse

1st Edition

Amy D. Propen, Mary Schuster
March 07, 2017

This book brings rhetorical, legal, and professional communication perspectives to the discourse surrounding policy-making efforts within the United States around two types of violent crimes against women: domestic violence and sexual assault. The authors propose that such analysis adds to our...

Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric

Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoric

1st Edition

Derek G. Ross
March 06, 2017

Common topics and commonplaces help develop arguments and shape understanding. When used in argumentation, they may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable information. The purpose of this edited collection on topics of environmental rhetoric is to fill gaps in scholarship...

The Neuroscience of Multimodal Persuasive Messages: Persuading the Brain

The Neuroscience of Multimodal Persuasive Messages: Persuading the Brain

1st Edition

Dirk Remley
March 02, 2017

In this book, Dirk Remley applies his model of integrating multimodal rhetorical theory and multi-sensory neural processing theory pertaining to cognition and learning to multimodal persuasive messages. Using existing theories from multimodal rhetoric and specific findings from neurobiological...

Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection

Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection

1st Edition

Jennifer deWinter, Ryan M. Moeller
February 07, 2017

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and...

Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation

Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation

1st Edition

Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder
July 20, 2016

Winner of the 2018 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific CommunicationResponding to the effects of human mobility and crises such as depleting oil supplies, Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder turns specifically to automobility, a term used...

Visible Numbers: Essays on the History of Statistical Graphics

Visible Numbers: Essays on the History of Statistical Graphics

1st Edition

Miles A. Kimball, Charles Kostelnick
December 15, 2015

Bringing together scholars from around the world, this collection examines many of the historical developments in making data visible through charts, graphs, thematic maps, and now interactive displays. Today, we are used to seeing data portrayed in a dizzying array of graphic forms. Virtually any...

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