ERIC Number: EJ457063
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Sense and Sensibility in Technical Documentation: How Feminist Interpretation Strategies Can Save Lives in the Nation's Mines.
Sauer, Beverly A.
Journal of Business and Technical Communication, v7 n1 p63-83 Jan 1993
Analyzes postaccident investigation reports from a feminist perspective to show how (1) conventions of public discourse privilege the rational objective voice, silence human suffering, and sanction the exclusion of alternative voices; (2) the notion of expertise excludes women's experiential knowledge; and (3) interpretation strategies that fail to consider unstated assumptions seriously compromise safety. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Power and Professional Communication.