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Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place

Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place

1st Edition

Peter N. Goggin
May 31, 2016

Understanding how rhetoric, and environmental rhetoric in particular, informs and is informed by local and global ecologies contributes to our conversations about sustainability and resilience — the preservation and conservation of the earth and the future of human society. This book explores some...

Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse: The Religious Creativity of Evangelical Student Writers

Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse: The Religious Creativity of Evangelical Student Writers

1st Edition

Jeffrey M. Ringer
February 19, 2016

Vernacular Christian Rhetoric and Civil Discourse seeks to address the current gap in American public discourse between secular liberals and religiously committed citizens by focusing on the academic and public writing of millennial evangelical Christian students. Analysis of such writing reveals...

Rhetorics of Names and Naming

Rhetorics of Names and Naming

1st Edition

Star Medzerian Vanguri
February 12, 2016

This volume takes up rhetorical approaches to our primarily linguistic understanding of how names work, considering how theories of materiality in rhetoric enrich conceptions of the name as word or symbol and help explain the processes of name bestowal, accumulation, loss, and theft. Contributors...

Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media: Writing Ecology

Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media: Writing Ecology

1st Edition

Sidney I. Dobrin
December 07, 2015

Moving beyond ecocomposition, this book galvanizes conversations in ecology and writing not with an eye toward homogenization, but with an agenda of firmly establishing the significance of writing research that intersects with ecology. It looks to establish ecological writing studies not just as a...

Adaptive Rhetoric: Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion

Adaptive Rhetoric: Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion

1st Edition

Alex C. Parrish
September 03, 2015

Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology on rhetorical behavior – how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain...

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Communicating as a Global Citizen

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Communicating as a Global Citizen

1st Edition

Miriam Sobré-Denton, Nilanjana Bardhan
May 21, 2015

This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and postcolonial perspectives, particularly as globalization informs more of the current and...

Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication: Internatural Communication

Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication: Internatural Communication

1st Edition

Emily Plec
May 21, 2015

Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a...

Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions

Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions

1st Edition

Ryan Malphurs
September 11, 2014

While legal scholars, psychologists, and political scientists commonly voice their skepticism over the influence oral arguments have on the Court’s voting pattern, this book offers a contrarian position focused on close scrutiny of the justices’ communication within oral arguments. Malphurs...

Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability

Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability

1st Edition

Peter N. Goggin
July 03, 2014

In this volume, rhetoricians, literacy scholars, and humanists have come together to examine the complex discursive constructions of sustainability. Touching on topics including conservation efforts in specific locales; social and political constructions of rhetorical place and space; community...

Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness

Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness

1st Edition

Wendy Ryden, Ian Marshall
July 03, 2014

In this volume, Ryden and Marshall bring together the field of composition and rhetoric with critical whiteness studies to show that in our "post race" era whiteness and racism not only survive but actually thrive in higher education. As they examine the effects of racism on contemporary literacy...

Communicating Marginalized Masculinities: Identity Politics in TV, Film, and New Media

Communicating Marginalized Masculinities: Identity Politics in TV, Film, and New Media

1st Edition

Ronald L. Jackson II, Jamie E. Moshin
July 03, 2014

For years, research concerning masculinities has explored the way that men have dominated, exploited, and dismantled societies, asking how we might make sense of marginalized masculinities in the context of male privilege. This volume asks not only how terms such as men and masculinity are socially...

Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form: Sighting Memory

Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form: Sighting Memory

1st Edition

Anne Teresa Demo, Bradford Vivian
November 08, 2013

This volume offers a multifaceted investigation of intersections among visual and memorial forms in modern art, politics, and society. The question of the relationships among images and memory is particularly relevant to contemporary society, at a time when visually-based technologies are...

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