The Technical Communicator as (Post-Postmodern) Discourse Worker

Gregory Wilson, Rachel Wolford

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This article reexamines Jim Henry’s 2006 proposal for training technical communicators as “discourse workers.” We consider the influence of postmodern theory on Henry’s proposal and on other turn-of-the-century technical communication scholarship that sought to redefine the role of the technical communicator in the workplace. We use Jeffrey Nealon’s recent book on post-postmodernism to update the idea of the discourse worker for today’s workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-29
JournalJournal of Business and Technical Communication
StatePublished - Jan 2017

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