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Marconi's Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology

Author: Aaron A Toscano
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2012.
Series: SpringerBriefs in sociology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2012View all editions and formats
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This book examines the discourse surrounding the wireless, created by the Anglo-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The wireless excited early twentieth-century audiences before it even became a viable black box technology. The wireless adhered to modernist values--speed, efficiency, militarization, and progress. Language surrounding the wireless is a form of technical communication, overlooked by today's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron A Toscano
ISBN: 9789400739772 940073977X
OCLC Number: 783119593
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. The Rhetoric of Technical Communication.-  Chapter 2. Analyzing Technology to Uncover Social Values, Attitudes, and Practices --
Chapter 3. Marconi's Representations of the Wireless --
Chapter 4. Popular Press Representations of Marconi's Wireless --
Chapter 5. Tropes of Progress in F.T. Marinetti's Early Futurist Texts --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in sociology
Responsibility: by Aaron A. Toscano.

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This book examines the discourse surrounding the wireless, created by the Anglo-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The wireless excited early twentieth-century audiences before it even became a viable black box technology. The wireless adhered to modernist values--speed, efficiency, militarization, and progress. Language surrounding the wireless is a form of technical communication, overlooked by today's practitioners. This book establishes a broader definition for technical communication by examining a selection of the discourse surrounding Marconi's wireless. The book's main themes are the.

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