Conclusion—STS and Technical Communication: Expansive Possibilities

  • Aaron A. Toscano
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The treatment of scientific knowledge as a social construction implies that there is nothing epistemologically special about the nature of scientific knowledge: It is merely one in a whole series of knowledge cultures (including, for instance, the knowledge systems pertaining to “primitive” tribes).


Technical Communication Patent Document Rhetorical Strategy Business Communication Relevant Social Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron A. Toscano
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of North CarolinaCharlotteUSA

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