The Study of Writing in the Social Factory: Methodology and Rhetorical Agency

Grabill, J.T. (2006). “The Study of Writing in the Social Factory: Methodology and Rhetorical Agency.” Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. Ed. By J. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine V. Willis. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 151-170.   In this chapter, Grabill presents an overview of cultural studies, its transformative potential, and what… Continue Reading The Study of Writing in the Social Factory: Methodology and Rhetorical Agency

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The red group, centered on the nodes "technical communicator" and "purpose" represent the research process and research methods in the field. Nodes in this network include "participant," "study," "data," "survey," and "user," among many others.

Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has published job postings of academic positions in the humanities since at least the 1960s. The Job Information List (JIL) available on the MLA website provides an archive of postings in .pdf format from 1965 until 2012 when MLA began using a database for postings. Jim Ridolfo downloaded all PDFs… Continue Reading Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

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