Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Business & Money   Skills   Business Writing

Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy


On Sale Now! Save 9% on the Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy by Routledge at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Academic and practitioner journals in fields from electronics to business to language studies, as well as the popular press, have for over a decade


Product Description

Academic and practitioner journals in fields from electronics to business to language studies, as well as the popular press, have for over a decade been proclaiming the arrival of the "computer revolution" and making far-reaching claims about the impact of computers on modern western culture. Implicit in many arguments about the revolutionary power of computers is the assumption that communication, language, and words are intimately tied to culture -- that the computer's transformation of communication means a transformation, a revolutionizing, of culture.

Moving from a vague sense that writing is profoundly different with different material and technological tools to an understanding of how such tools can and will change writing, writers, written forms, and writing's functions is not a simple matter. Further, the question of whether -- and how -- changes in individual writers' experiences with new technologies translate into large-scale, cultural "revolutions" remains unresolved.

This book is about the relationship of writing to its technologies. It uses history, theory and empirical research to argue that the effects of computer technologies on literacy are complex, always incomplete, and far from unitary -- despite a great deal of popular and even scholarly discourse about the inevitability of the computer revolution. The author argues that just as computers impact on discourse, discourse itself impacts technology and explains how technology is used in educational settings and beyond.

The opening chapters argue that the relationship between writing and the material world is both inextricable and profound. Through writing, the physical, time-and-space world of tools and artifacts is joined to the symbolic world of language. The materiality of writing is both the central fact of literacy and its central puzzle -- a puzzle the author calls "The Technology Question" -- that asks: What does it mean for language to become material? and What is the effect of writing and other material literacy technologies on human thinking and human culture? The author also argues for an interdisciplinary approach to the technology question and lays out some of the tenets and goals of technology studies and its approach to literacy.

The central chapters examine the relationship between writing and technology systematically, and take up the challenge of accounting for how writing -- defined as both a cognitive process and a cultural practice -- is tied to the material technologies that support and constrain it. Haas uses a wealth of methodologies including interviews, examination of writers' physical interactions with texts, think-aloud protocols, rhetorical analysis of discourse about technology, quasi-experimental studies of reading and writing, participant-observer studies of technology development, feature analysis of computer systems, and discourse analysis of written artifacts. Taken as a whole, the results of these studies paint a rich picture of material technologies shaping the activity of writing and discourse, in turn, shaping the development and use of technology.

The book concludes with a detailed look at the history of literacy technologies and a theoretical exploration of the relationship between material tools and mental activity. The author argues that seeing writing as an embodied practice -- a practice based in culture, in mind, and in body -- can help to answer the "technology question." Indeed, the notion of embodiment can provide a necessary corrective to accounts of writing that emphasize the cultural at the expense of the cognitive, or that focus on writing as only an act of mind. Questions of technology, always and inescapably return to the material, embodied reality of literate practice. Further, because technologies are at once tools for individual use and culturally-constructed systems, the study of technology can provide a fertile site in which to examine the larger issue of the relationship of culture and cognition.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Routledge
Publisher:Routledge
Studio:Routledge
EAN:9780805819946
Item Weight:0.99 pounds
Item Size:0.68 x 9.04 x 9.04 inches
Package Weight:1.15 pounds
Package Size:6.06 x 0.68 x 0.68 inches

Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy by Routledge

Buy Now:
Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy

Brand: Routledge
4.3 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$37.95
$34.67
You Save: 9%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Business Writing.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Routledge, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


The Effective Business Email Writing Formula in 7 Easy Steps: How YOU can develop Effective Business Email Writing Skills in English (Efl Easysteps Series)
By Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781453771709, isbn: 1453771700,
"How to get the results you want from every email you write, using English you already know!" This book was written especially for Adults who already have a knowledge of English and who need to improve fluency and experience in using English for Busi...

Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach (Loose-Leaf)
By McGraw-Hill Education
ean: 9781259565878, isbn: 9781259565878,
Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach hits the sweet spot for any business communication course. Combining the fundamentals of clear communication with visual rhetoric and critical thinking, its problem-solving approach gets directly to ...

Dark Angels: How Writing Releases Creativity at Work
By Cyan Communications
ean: 9781904879039, isbn: 9781904879039,
By developing creativity in everyday language and words, this writing guide helps businesses and business professionals strengthen their goals and generate fresh ideas. Suggestions for e-mails, reports, letters, memos, and proposals show how company ...

Public Relations Writing: Principles in Practice
By Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
ean: 9781412905510, isbn: 1412905516,
Public Relations Writing: Principles in Practice is a comprehensive core text that guides students from the most basic foundations of public relations writing-research, planning, ethics, organizational culture, law, and design-through the production ...

Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts (Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series)
By Brand: Routledge
ean: 9780805821482, isbn: 0805821481,
Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts offers a unique examination of writing as it is applied and used in academic and workplace settings. Based on a 7-year multi-site comparative study of writing in different university...

Writing for Business
By Trafford
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781466997219, isbn: 9781466997219,
This book is for anyone who has ever been baffled by English usage or who needs a grammar reality-check. A good review for anyone, the book is especially recommended for college business majors. The author knows how writing can boost or wreck careers...

Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing
By imusti
ean: 9781780670003, isbn: 1780670001,
Writing copy is often assumed to be a natural talent. However, there are simple techniques you can employ to craft strong written content with ease. With insightful interviews from leading copywriters, as well as illustrated case studies of major bra...

Public Relations Writing: The Essentials of Style and Format
By McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
sku: VIB007301799X, ean: 9780073017990, isbn: 007301799X,
This text equips students with the essential skills for developing and writing public relations materials, covering all areas of public relations writing--including news releases, backgrounders, newsletter and magazine articles, brochures, print adve...

Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process
By Oxford University Press
mpn: figures, ean: 9780195379822, isbn: 0195379829,
An accessible, hands-on approach to planning, creating, and assessing public policy documents--now updated with material on online communication Now in a new edition, Writing Public Policy is a practical, concise guide to writing and communicating in...

WEBSTER'S NEW WORLD BUSINESS WRITING HANDBOOK (Webster's New World Handbooks)
By Brand: Webster's New World
ean: 9780764564031, isbn: 076456403X,
* Learn how to write clearly and creatively the first time - and every time* Establish good writing habits and get the reader's attention* Enhance your confidence and effectiveness as a communicatorConcise . . .Authoritative . . .and User-friendly!Ef...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.