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The Dao of Rhetoric
The Dao of Rhetoric (January 2005)
Steven C. Combs - Author

Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.

In the first book to systematically deal with Daoism (Taoism) from a rhetorical perspective, author Steven C. Combs advances the idea that the works of Daoist (Taoist) sages Laozi (Lao Tzu), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Sunzi (Sun Tzu) can be fused into a coherent rhetorical genre, which can then form a methodology for r...(Read More)
Trauma and the Teaching of Writing
Trauma and the Teaching of Writing (January 2005)
Shane Borrowman - Editor

Analyzing their own responses to national traumas, writing teachers question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.

Deepening and broadening our understanding of what it means to teach in times of trauma, writing teachers analyze their own responses to national traumas ranging from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the various appropriations of 9/11. Offering personal, historical, and cultural per...(Read More)
Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency
Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency (December 2004)
From Manifesto to Modem
Jacqueline Rhodes - Author

Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.

This book traces the intersection of radical feminism, composition, and print culture in order to address a curious gap in feminist composition studies: the manifesto-writing, collaborative-action-taking radical feminists of the 1960s and 1970s. Long before contemporary debates over essentialism, radical fe...(Read More)
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)
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