The Languages of Edison's Light

The Languages of Edison's Light

eBook - 1999
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"Charles Bazerman tells the story of the emergence of electric light as a story of symbols and communication. He examines how Edison and his colleagues represented light and power to themselves and to others as the technology was transformed from an idea to a daily fact of life. He looks at the rhetoric used to create meaning and value for the emergent technology in the laboratory, in patent offices and courts, in financial markets, in boardrooms, in city halls, in newspapers, and in the consumer market-place. Along the way he describes the social and communicative arrangements that shaped and transformed the world in which Edison acted. He portrays Edison, both the individual and the corporation, as a self-conscious social actor whose rhetorical groundwork was crucial to the technology's material realization and success."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780585019154
0585019150
9780262024563
026202456X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (416 p.) : ill

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