In Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication, teachers, researchers, and practitioners will find a variety of theoretical frameworks, empirical studies, and teaching approaches to advocacy and citizenship. Specifically, the collection is organized around three main themes or sections: considerations for understanding and defining advocacy and citizenship locally and globally, engaging with the local and global community, and introducing advocacy in a classroom.

The collection covers an expansive breadth of issues and topics that speak to the complexities of undertaking advocacy work in TPC, including local grant writing activities, cosmopolitanism and global transnational rhetoric, digital citizenship and social media use, strategic and tactical communication, and diversity and social justice. The contributors themselves, representing fifteen academic institutions and occupying various academic ranks, offer nuanced definitions, frameworks, examples, and strategies for students, scholars, practitioners, and educators who want to or are already engaged in a variegated range of advocacy work. More so, they reinforce the inherent humanistic values of our field and discuss effective rhetorical and current technological tools at our disposal. Finally, they show us how, through pedagogical approaches and everyday mundane activities and practices, we (can) advocate either actively or passively.

part 1|87 pages

Defining Core Competencies for Local and Global Advocacy and Citizenship

chapter 21|21 pages

Female practitioners’ advocacy and activism

Using Technical Communication for Social Justice Goals

chapter 2|17 pages

Expanding inventional and solution spaces

How Asset-Based Inquiry Can Support Advocacy in Technical Communication

chapter 3|21 pages

Enabling global citizenship in intercultural collaboration

Cosmopolitan Potential in Online Identity Representation

chapter 4|25 pages

Building the babel of transnational literacies

Preparing Education for World Citizens

part 2|111 pages

Choosing the Right Approaches to Advocacy and Community Engagement: Working with a Real Client

part 3|106 pages

Introducing Advocacy Techniques in a Classroom

chapter 11|20 pages

Community-engaged learning in online technical communication classes

A Tool for Student Success

chapter 12|22 pages

Teaching proposal writing

Advocacy and Autonomy in the Technical Communication Classroom

chapter 13|20 pages

Open-source technical communication in the classroom

Digital Citizenship, Communities of Play, and Online Collaboration

chapter 14|20 pages

Social media and advocacy in the technical and professional communication classroom

A Social Justice Pedagogical Approach