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The Rebirth of Dialogue
The Rebirth of Dialogue (August 2004)
Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition
James P. Zappen - Author

Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.

Dialogue has suffered a long eclipse in the history of philosophy and the history of rhetoric but has enjoyed a rebirth in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buber, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Among twentieth-century figures, Bakhtin took a special interest in the history of the dialogue form. This book explores Bakhtin's understanding of Socratic d...(Read More)
Rhetoric before and beyond the Greeks
Rhetoric before and beyond the Greeks (August 2004)
Carol S. Lipson - Editor
Roberta A. Binkley - Editor

Examines rhetorical practices in cultures and time periods that have received little attention to date.

Focusing on ancient rhetoric outside of the dominant Western tradition, this collection examines rhetorical practices in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, and China. The book uncovers alternate ways of understanding human behavior and explores how these rhetorical practices both reflected and influenced their cultures. Th...(Read More)
Being Made Strange
Being Made Strange (May 2004)
Rhetoric beyond Representation
Bradford Vivian - Author

Offers a revised understanding of human subjectivity that avoids the extremes of both traditional humanism and cultural relativism.

By elaborating upon pivotal twentieth-century studies in language, representation, and subjectivity, Being Made Strange reorients the study of rhetoric according to the discursive formation of subjectivity. The author develops a theory of how rhetorical practices establish social, ...(Read More)
Virtual Peer Review
Virtual Peer Review (April 2004)
Teaching and Learning about Writing in Online Environments
Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch - Author

Offers a thorough look at peer review in virtual environments.

In a reassessment of peer review practices, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch explores how computer technology changes our understanding of this activity. She defines "virtual peer review" as the use of computer technology to exchange and respond to one another's writing in order to improve it. Arguing that peer review goes through a remediation when conduc...(Read More)
Peaceful Persuasion
Peaceful Persuasion (March 2004)
The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric
Ellen W. Gorsevski - Author
Tom H. Hastings - Foreword by

Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.

This remarkable book asserts that nonviolent rhetoric, largely overlooked until now, supports conflict transformation when applied to contemporary political communication. Ellen W. Gorsevski explores the pragmatic nonviolence of Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov, the visual rhetoric of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and an anti-racist campaign in Billings,...(Read More)
Postmodern Sophistry
Postmodern Sophistry (March 2004)
Stanley Fish and the Critical Enterprise
Gary A. Olson - Editor
Stanley Fish - Afterword
Lynn Worsham - Editor

An intensive examination of the theoretical writings of cultural and literary critic Stanley Fish.

Fifteen prominent scholars from a range of academic disciplines—legal studies, critical legal studies, political science, Jewish studies, rhetoric, and literary studies—explore various aspects of cultural and literary critic Stanley Fish's work. They examine Fish's understanding of how interpretation functions,...(Read More)
Ethnography Unbound
Ethnography Unbound (February 2004)
From Theory Shock to Critical Praxis
Stephen Gilbert Brown - Editor
Sidney I. Dobrin - Editor

Problematizes traditional ethnographic research methods, offering instead self-reflexive critical practices.

These provocative new essays redefine the goals, methods, and assumptions of qualitative and ethnographic research in composition studies, making evident not only the crucial importance of ethnographic research, but also its resilience. As Ethnography Unbound makes evident, critical ethnographers are ret...(Read More)
The Language of Battered Women
The Language of Battered Women (November 2003)
A Rhetorical Analysis of Personal Theologies
Carol L. Winkelmann - Author

2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG)

Shows how battered women's personal theologies help them survive and heal, despite the women's knowledge that religion may also have contributed to their oppression.

This study of battered women living in a shelter offers a rhetorical analysis of survivors' personal theologie...(Read More)

The Realms of Rhetoric
The Realms of Rhetoric (October 2003)
The Prospects for Rhetoric Education
Joseph Petraglia - Editor
Deepika Bahri - Editor

Argues for a more theoretically-informed and cogent curricular space for rhetoric in the academy.

In The Realms of Rhetoric, contributors from a wide range of disciplines explore the challenges and opportunities faced in building a curricular space in the academy for rhetoric. Although rhetoric education has its roots in ancient times, the modern era has seen it fragmented into composition and public speaking, ...(Read More)
Fractured Feminisms
Fractured Feminisms (August 2003)
Rhetoric, Context, and Contestation
Laura Gray-Rosendale - Editor
Gil Harootunian - Editor

Crucial conversations about feminist theories and how they can fall apart, rupture, and fragment.

This advanced analysis of gender issues in higher education represents a significant new turn in feminist thinking. Fractured Feminisms resists and reshapes boundaries by investigating how gender studies' intersection with race and ethnicity, class, postcoloniality, sexuality, globalization, interdisciplinarity, tech...(Read More)
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