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The Resource Marconi's wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology, Aaron A. Toscano

Marconi's wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology, Aaron A. Toscano

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Marconi's wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology
Title
Marconi's wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology
Statement of responsibility
Aaron A. Toscano
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the discourse surrounding the wireless, created by the Anglo-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The wireless excited early twentieth-century audiences before it even became a viable black box technology. The wireless adhered to modernist values--speed, efficiency, militarization, and progress. Language surrounding the wireless is a form of technical communication, overlooked by today's practitioners. This book establishes a broader definition for technical communication by examining a selection of the discourse surrounding Marconi's wireless. The book's main themes are the following: 1) technical communication is all discourse surrounding technology, 2) the field of technical communication (or technical writing) should incorporate analyses of discourse surrounding technologies into its epistemology, 3) the wireless is a product of the society from which it comes (early twentieth-century Western civilization), and 4) the discourse surrounding the wireless is infused with tropes of progress--speed, efficiency, evolution, and ahistoricity." -- Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Toscano, Aaron A
Dewey number
384.109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HE9713
  • TK5711
LC item number
.T673 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in sociology,
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  • Telegraph, Wireless
  • Communication of technical information
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
Label
Marconi's wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology, Aaron A. Toscano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
769988818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 145 pages
Isbn
9789400739765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)769988818
Label
Marconi's wireless and the rhetoric of a new technology, Aaron A. Toscano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
769988818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 145 pages
Isbn
9789400739765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)769988818

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