“An invaluable contribution to the field of technical communication. The book itself not only is timely but also will influence the field for years to come.”
—Jenn Mallette, Boise State University
“Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work extends and explicates the application of social justice theories of technical communication to a wide variety of contexts, from our classrooms to marginalized communities in explicit ways. The contributions to future socially just scholarship is evident. It is one of a kind.”
—Michelle Eble, East Carolina University
“Engaging, enlightening, and enjoyable to read..”
“Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work contains a much-needed discussion of grounded approaches to redressing social inequality within the realm of technical communication, and thus stands alone as possibly the only book ever to take on this topic.”
Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work provides action-focused resources and tools—heuristics, methodologies, and theories—for scholars to enact social justice. These resources support the work of scholars and practitioners in conducting research and teaching classes in socially just ways. Each chapter identifies a tool, highlights its relevance to technical communication, and explains how and why it can prepare technical communication scholars for socially just work.
For the field of technical and professional communication to maintain its commitment to this work, how social justice intersects with inclusivity through UX, technological, civic, and legal literacies, as well as through community engagement, must be acknowledged. Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work will be of significance to established scholar-teachers and graduate students, as well as to newcomers to the field.
Contributors: Kehinde Alonge, Alison Cardinal, Erin Brock Carlson, Oriana Gilson, Laura Gonzales, Keith Grant-Davie, Mark Hannah, Kimberly Harper, Sarah Beth Hopton, Natasha Jones, Isidore Kafui Dorpenyo, Liz Lane, Emily Legg, Nicole Lowman, Kristen Moore, Emma Rose, Fernando Sanchez, Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Adam Strantz, Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq, Josephine Walwema, Miriam Williams, Han Yu