Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action

Author:   Rebecca Walton ,  Kristen Moore ,  Natasha Jones
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367188474


Pages:   218
Publication Date:   07 June 2019
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This is the first scholarly monograph marking the social justice turn in technical and professional communication (TPC). Social justice often draws attention to structural oppression, but to enact social justice as technical communicators, first we must be able to trace daily practice to the oppressive structures it professionalizes, codifies, and normalizes. Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn moves readers from conceptual explorations of oppression and justice to a theoretical framework that allows for the concepts to be applied and implemented in a variety of practical contexts. It historicizes the recent social justice turn in TPC scholarship, models a social justice approach to building theories and heuristics, presents scenarios that illustrate how to develop sustainable practices of activism and social justice, and proposes action items for the field. Its commitment to coalition-building, inclusivity, and socially just practices of citation and activism will support scholars, teachers, and practitioners not only in understanding how the work of technical communication is often complicit in oppression but also in recognizing, revealing, rejecting, and replacing oppressive practices.

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Author:   Rebecca Walton ,  Kristen Moore ,  Natasha Jones
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9780367188474


ISBN 10:   0367188473
Pages:   218
Publication Date:   07 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Foreword Prologue Acknowledgements Introduction Section I: Laying the Conceptual Groundwork Chapter 1: Oppression Chapter 2: Justice Section II: Rearticulating the 3Ps Chapter 3: Positionality Chapter 4: Privilege Chapter 5: Power Section III: Building Coalitions Chapter 6: Coalitional Action Chapter 7: Critiques and Responses Afterword

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This book opens vital conversations and makes fascinating theoretical interventions into the social justice turn in technical communication. Anyone in this field with more than a fleeting commitment to social justice, must carefully consider Walton, Moore, and Jones' insights on intersectionality, coalition, power, and privilege. Karma R. Chavez, University of Texas at Austin, USA Beyond galvanizing the field to more fully embrace the social justice turn, this book accessibly synthesizes, creatively extends, and powerfully demonstrates this turn, offering scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners a valuable sourcebook of concepts and theories, methodologies, examples, and heuristics. Like its authors, this book is fierce in insisting that we account for and collectively redress the ways that we are complicit in the positionality privilege, and power ( 3Ps ) that shape forms of oppression, while also being generous in the resources and encouragement it provides to do such work. J. Blake Scott, University of Central Florida, USA


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Dr. Rebecca Walton is an associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Utah State University and the editor of Technical Communication Quarterly. Her co-authored work has won multiple national awards, including the 2018 CCCC Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication, the 2016 and 2017 Nell Ann Pickett Award, and the 2017 STC Distinguished Article Award. Dr. Kristen R. Moore is an associate professor of technical communication in the Departments of Engineering Education and English at University at Buffalo. Her scholarship has been published in a range of technical communication journals and has been awarded CCCC Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication in 2015 and 2018, the Nell Ann Pickett Award, and the Joenk Award. Dr. Natasha N. Jones is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida and the Vice President for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). She has published in several journals and been recognized for her scholarship, including being awarded the Nell Ann Pickett Award and a CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Best Article Award.

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