Rhetorics and Technologies

Rhetorics and Technologies

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Recognizing an increasingly technological context for rhetorical activity, the thirteen contributors to this volume illuminate the challenges and opportunities inherent in successfully navigating intersections between rhetoric and technology in existing and emergent literacy practices. Edited by Stuart A. Selber, Rhetorics and Technologies positions technology as an inevitable aspect of the rhetorical situation and as a potent force in writing and communication activities. Taking a broad approach, this volume is not limited to discussion of particular technological systems (such as new media or wikis) or rhetorical contexts (such as invention or ethics). The essays instead offer a comprehensive treatment of the rhetoric-technology nexus. The book's first section considers the ways in which the social and material realities of using technology to support writing and communication activities have altered the borders and boundaries of rhetorical studies. The second section explores the discourse practices employed by users, designers, and scholars of technology when communicating in technological contexts. In the final section, projects and endeavors that illuminate the ways in which discourse activities can evolve to reflect emerging sociopolitical realties, technologies, and educational issues are examined. The resulting text bridges past and future by offering new understandings of traditional canons of rhetorica€”invention, arrangement, style, memory, and deliverya€”as they present themselves in technological contexts without discarding the rich history of the field before the advent of these technological innovations.Online we have the examples of Rhapsody and iTunes with music, Netflix with movies (competing successfully with Blockbuster, which has responded by ... But Ia#39;m running a software company; how can I afford to write twelve different user manuals for twelve different kinds of users? How do I ... (3) Sponsor a user community where users can help one another answer very specific, idiosyncratic questions.

Title:Rhetorics and Technologies
Author: Stuart A. Selber
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2012-12-05

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