Date of Award
Master of Arts
As both an undergraduate and graduate student in an English department, I have noticed certain attitudes about science and technology that seemed extremely prevalent to me. These views seemed prevalent in my immediate academic environment and, judging by the literature I was exposed to, prevalent throughout the field. The kind of social constructionist attitudes I mean can be summarized as follows: "Scientific knowledge is not nearly as absolute or objective a thing as it has been characterized as being. It is extremely relative, and no more relates to an objective reality than does rhetoric."
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Anders Edward Runestad
Runestad, Anders E., "Over-generalized rationales: an analysis of Carolyn R. Miller's influential article "a humanistic rationale for technical writing"" (2001). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 201.