Marconi's Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology (SpringerBriefs in Sociology)

Marconi's Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology (SpringerBriefs in Sociology)


This publication examines the discourse surrounding the instant, created via the Anglo-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The instant excited early twentieth-century audiences prior to it even turned a possible black field know-how. The instant adhered to modernist values―speed, potency, militarization, and development. Language surrounding the instant is a sort of technical verbal exchange, ignored through today’s practitioners. This booklet establishes a broader definition for technical communique by way of interpreting a variety of the discourse surrounding Marconi's instant. The book’s major topics are the next: 1) technical conversation is all discourse surrounding know-how, 2) the sphere of technical conversation (or technical writing) may still comprise analyses of discourse surrounding applied sciences into its epistemology, three) the instant is a made of the society from which it comes (early twentieth-century Western civilization), and four) the discourse surrounding the instant is infused with tropes of progress―speed, potency, evolution, and ahistoricity.

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