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.... mix tape as compositional genre, differentiating it from the randomness of shuffle technology: a€œIt takes enormous amounts of ... I promise you, if you follow these little guidelines, youa#39;ll have that special someone or best friend for at least a month longer. ... To those stock themes, some have added the workout mix, the ambient mix, the sleep mix, the hangover mix, the ... the desired skill: a€œIf you get the right flow going, ita#39;s possible to move from Donovan to the My Fair Lady soundtrack toanbsp;...

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


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