Technical documents as rhetorical agency

  title={Technical documents as rhetorical agency},
  author={Nathan R. Johnson},
  journal={Archival Science},
This research argues that documents can become intermediaries which affect the relationships between disparate groups. Through a critical analysis of materials distributed during an online protest, the author traces the life of a single technical document, simultaneously describing how it was described during deliberation between several groups. Marcusean critical theory and rhetorical criticism framed the analysis. It is suggested that certain documents act as a locus between otherwise… Expand
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