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Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication : Historical and Contemporary Struggle for Professional
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Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication, Volume I: The Historical and Contemporary Struggle for Professional Status evaluates the historical and contemporary factors that have shaped the professionalization of the discipline of technical communication in the United States. The book focuses on the development of social status for the field, development of a professional consciousness, and ways in which those in the evolving discipline have dealt and continue to deal with issues of legitimacy in both the workplace and academe.