Tracking rapid HIV testing through the cultural circuit - Implications for technical communication
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Bus. Tech. Commun.
cultural circuit; critique; circulation; ethics; usability; technical; communication; CRITIQUE; Business; Communication
The cultural studies model of the cultural circuit can help students track the larger circulation and transformation of technical communication in order to ethically critique and respond to it. Applying the model to specific cases of technology and its accompanying documentation (in this case the OraQuick rapid HIV test) can illustrate for students the ethical necessity of extending the usual focus on production to distribution, marketing, interpretation, and use. Students can then channel this awareness to their own writing projects, taking action to ensure that these projects are responsive and empowering to those whom they affect.
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
"Tracking rapid HIV testing through the cultural circuit - Implications for technical communication" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4782.