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ERIC Number: EJ1079928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Cosmopolitanism: Extending Our Theoretical Framework for Transcultural Technical Communication Research and Teaching
Palmer, Zsuzsanna Bacsa
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v43 n4 p381-401 Oct 2013
The effects of globalization on communication products and processes have resulted in document features and interactional practices that are sometimes difficult to describe within current theoretical frameworks of inter/transcultural technical communication. Although it has been recognized in our field that the old theoretical frameworks and assumptions are no longer adequate by themselves in the global workplace, to date no comprehensive theoretical framework has been suggested that is capable of encompassing hybrid characteristics of transcultural technical communication that emerge as a result of increased contact and connectivity. This article provides an interdisciplinary overview of Cosmopolitan theory and suggests that applying the cosmopolitan framework of Ulrich Beck to our research and the Dialogical Cosmopolitanism approach of Suresh Canagarajah to our pedagogical practices can move us towards a deeper understanding of global phenomena.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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