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ERIC Number: EJ868255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Instructions for Systemic Change
Seigel, Marika A.
College Composition and Communication, v61 n2 pW76-W99 Dec 2009
In the technical communication classroom, the received wisdom is that good instructions should "stay out of the way" of the users' engagement with technological systems. This article draws on Burke's concept of perspective by incongruity and on examples of instructions produced during the Women's Health Movement to demonstrate that sometimes instructions can--and should--take on a more critical, system-disrupting stance. (Contains 2 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A