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Measured Meals
Measured Meals (February 2009)
Nutrition in America
Jessica J. Mudry - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.

As nutritional studies proliferate, producing more and more knowledge about the connection between diet and health, Americans seem increasingly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. In Measured Meals, Jessica J. Mudry looks at ...(Read More)
 
 
The Wound and the Witness
The Wound and the Witness (February 2009)
The Rhetoric of Torture
Jennifer R. Ballengee - Author

Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.

The Wound and the Witness offers a historically grounded approach to an urgent contemporary problem: the persistence of torture in Western culture. Drawing upon ancient Greek and Roman texts, as well as contemporary media events, Jennifer R. Ballengee explores the spectacle of torture...(Read More)
 
 
Between Speaking and Silence
Between Speaking and Silence (February 2009)
A Study of Quiet Students
Mary M. Reda - Author

Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.

Why are students silent? Using written reflections and interviews, Mary M. Reda examines students’ perceptions of speaking and being silent in a first-year composition classroom, and explores how their teachers, classroom relationships, and their own sense of identity shape ...(Read More)
 
 
Non-discursive Rhetoric
Non-discursive Rhetoric (January 2009)
Image and Affect in Multimodal Composition
Joddy Murray - Author

Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.

Technological advances have the potential to create new languages unlike printed or spoken words. The increased textual complexity generated by sophisticated graphics, photos, hypermedia, film, typography, and other modes of expression requires a theory of language and symbolization that accommodates emotion, ...(Read More)
 
 
Death in the Classroom
Death in the Classroom (January 2009)
Writing about Love and Loss
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.

In Death in the Classroom, Jeffrey Berman writes about Love and Loss, the course that he designed and taught two years after his wife’s death, in which he explored with his students the literature of bereavement. Berman, building on his previous courses that emphasized self-disclosing writing, shows ho...(Read More)
 
 
The Passionate Empiricist
The Passionate Empiricist (January 2009)
The Eloquence of John Quincy Adams in the Service of Science
Marlana Portolano - Author

Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.

This book introduces readers to the role that classical oratory played in changing early American attitudes about pure scientific research. Marlana Portolano investigates the impact of John Quincy Adams’s oratorical campaigns on the origins of government-funded science in America, with a special focus on his classical...(Read More)
 
 
City of Rhetoric
City of Rhetoric (November 2008)
Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America
David Fleming - Author

Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.

Combining a detailed case study of Chicago’s Cabrini Green urban revitalization project with the concerns of modern political philosophy and rhetorical education, David Fleming examines the relationship between public discourse and the built environment in th...(Read More)
 
 
How the Gene Got Its Groove
How the Gene Got Its Groove (April 2008)
Figurative Language, Science, and the Rhetoric of the Real
Elizabeth Parthenia Shea - Author

Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.

Against a backdrop of the history of the gene as a scientific and a cultural icon, How the Gene Got Its Groove examines how “genes” function as rhetorical objects. Returning to Wilhelm Johannsen’s original argument for the term, Elizabeth Parthenia Shea maintains that the gene w...(Read More)
 
 
The Future of Invention
The Future of Invention (April 2008)
Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and the Problem of Change
John Muckelbauer - Author

Examines the concept of rhetorical invention from an affirmative, nondialectical perspective.

The Future of Invention links classical rhetorical practices of invention with the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida and proposes that some of the most crucial implications of postmodern theory have gone largely unattended. Drawing on such classical rhetorical concepts as doxa, i...(Read More)
 
 
The Way Literacy Lives
The Way Literacy Lives (March 2008)
Rhetorical Dexterity and Basic Writing Instruction
Shannon Carter - Author

Challenges an autonomous model of literacy instruction in favor of one that recognizes and builds on students’ facility in navigating other rhetorical contexts.

Working from the premise that literacy is a social process rather than an autonomous practice, The Way Literacy Lives offers a curricular response to the political, material, social, and ideological constraints placed on literacy education...(Read More)
 
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