Forthcoming from Baywood Publishing
I have a chapter in this edited collection on intersection of technical communication and race that is forthcoming from Baywood Publishing.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The purpose of this book is to move our field’s discussion beyond issues
of diversity in the practice of technical communication, which is
certainly important, to include discussions of how race and ethnicity
inform the production and distribution of technical communication in the
United States. Equally important, this book is an attempt to uncover
those communicative practices used to adversely affect historically
marginalized groups and identify new practices that can be used to
encourage cultural competence within institutions and communities. This
book, like our field, is an interdisciplinary effort. While all authors
have taught or practiced technical communication, their backgrounds
include studies in technical communication, rhetoric and composition,
creative writing, and higher education.
For the sake of clarity, the book is organized into five sections:
historical representations of race and ethnicity in health and science
communication; social justice and activism in technical communication;
considerations of race and ethnicity in social media; users’ right to
their own language; and communicating identity across borders, cultures,
Intended Audience: Graduate students, professors, and
practitioners in technical communication, rhetoric and composition, and
other areas of English studies.