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The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century: Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses

The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century: Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses

1st Edition

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Heather Graves, David Edward Beard
May 03, 2019

This book examines mass communication and civic participation in the age of oil, analyzing the rhetorical and discursive ways that governments and corporations shape public opinion and public policy and activists attempt to reframe public debates to resist corporate framing. In the twenty-first...

Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” in the Age of Pseudocracy

Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” in the Age of Pseudocracy

1st Edition

Hans Ostrom, William Haltom
March 26, 2018

Orwell’s "Politics and the English Language" in the Age of Pseudocracy visits the essay as if for the first time, clearing away lore about the essay and responding to the prose itself. It shows how many of Orwell’s rules and admonitions are far less useful than they are famed to be, but it also...

Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak

Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak

1st Edition

David Gold, Catherine L. Hobbs
February 06, 2018

Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation...

Software Evangelism and the Rhetoric of Morality: Coding Justice in a Digital Democracy

Software Evangelism and the Rhetoric of Morality: Coding Justice in a Digital Democracy

1st Edition

Jennifer Helene Maher
February 05, 2018

Examining the layers of meaning encoded in software and the rhetoric surrounding it, this book offers a much-needed perspective on the intersections between software, morality, and politics. In software development culture, evangelism typically denotes a rhetorical practice that aims to convert...

Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics

Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics

1st Edition

Jonathan Alexander, Jacqueline Rhodes
December 08, 2017

Sexual rhetoric is the self-conscious and critical engagement with discourses of sexuality that exposes both their naturalization and their queering, their torquing to create different or counter-discourses, giving voice and agency to multiple and complex sexual experiences. This volume explores...

Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affect, Electracy

Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affect, Electracy

1st Edition

Sean Morey
December 08, 2017

This book theorizes digital logics and applications for the rhetorical canon of delivery. Digital writing technologies invite a re-evaluation about what delivery can offer to rhetorical studies and writing practices. Sean Morey argues that what delivery provides is access to the unspeakable,...

Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author

Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author

1st Edition

Amy E. Robillard, Ron Fortune
December 08, 2017

This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point—authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is...

Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

1st Edition

Francis L.F. Lee, Chin-Chuan Lee, Mike Z. Yao, Tsan-Kuo Chang, Fen Jennifer Lin, Chris Fei Shen
October 12, 2017

As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At the same time, international communication scholars have long been interested in how local,...

Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives

Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives

1st Edition

Jane Greer, Laurie Grobman
October 12, 2017

Pedagogies of Public Memory explores opportunities for writing and rhetorical education at museums, archives, and memorials. Readers will follow students working and writing at well-known sites of international interest (e.g., the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the...

The Rhetoric of Videogames as Embodied Practice: Procedural Habits

The Rhetoric of Videogames as Embodied Practice: Procedural Habits

1st Edition

Steve Holmes
September 25, 2017

The Rhetoric of Videogames as Embodied Practice offers a critical reassessment of embodiment and materiality in rhetorical considerations of videogames. Holmes argues that rhetorical and philosophical conceptions of "habit" offer a critical resource for describing the interplay between thinking (...

Mapping Christian Rhetorics: Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories

Mapping Christian Rhetorics: Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories

1st Edition

Michael-John DePalma, Jeffrey M. Ringer
June 16, 2017

The continued importance of Christian rhetorics in political, social, pedagogical, and civic affairs suggests that such rhetorics not only belong on the map of rhetorical studies, but are indeed essential to the geography of rhetorical studies in the twenty-first century. This collection argues...

The Radical Pedagogies of Socrates and Freire: Ancient Rhetoric/Radical Praxis

The Radical Pedagogies of Socrates and Freire: Ancient Rhetoric/Radical Praxis

1st Edition

Stephen Brown
June 16, 2017

Situating contemporary critical praxis at the intersection of the social, the political, and the rhetorical, this book is a provocative inquiry into the teaching philosophies of Plato’s Socrates and Paulo Freire that has profound implications for contemporary education. Brown not only sheds new...

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