ERIC Number: EJ1079933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Protocological Rhetoric: Intervening in Institutions
Johnson, Nathan R.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v44 n4 p381-399 Oct 2014
This article describes protocological rhetoric as a conceptual tool for exploring and changing institutions. Protocological rhetoric is an extension of two lines of thought: Porter, Sullivan, Blythe, Grabill, and Miles's institutional critique and Science & Technology Studies's (STS) concept of information infrastructure. As a result, protocological rhetoric imagines institutions as networked information infrastructures. This article describes the method and provides an example through historical case study. I suggest that the approach provides methods for actively transforming institutions.
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Case Studies, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Computer Networks, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Information Technology, Educational Finance, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Identifiers - Location: California