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Zen in the Art of Rhetoric
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Mark Lawrence McPhail
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.
The Cosmic Web
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: N. Katherine Hayles
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-15 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

From the central concept of the field—which depicts the world as a mutually interactive whole, with each part connected to every other part by an underlying field— have come models as diverse as quantum mathematics and Saussure’s theory of language. In The Cosmic Web, N. Katherine Hayles seeks to establish the scope of the field concept and to assess its importance for contemporary thought. She then explores the literary strategies that are attributable directly or indirectly to the new paradigm; among the texts at which she looks closely are Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Nabokov’s Ada, D. H. Lawrence’s early novels and essays, Borges’s fiction, and Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.
Rhetorics and Hermeneutics
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: James D. Hester, David Hester
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

This collection of essays provides original studies of various New Testament texts read through the eyes of rhetorical criticism as well as a tribute to the continuing influence of Wilhelm Wuellner and his work.
The Rhetoric of Mao Zedong
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Xing Lu
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-24 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

This thorough examination of Mao’s speeches and writings and how they reshaped a nation “is critical to an understanding of modern China” (Choice). Mao Zedong fundamentally transformed China from a Confucian society characterized by hierarchy and harmony into a socialist state guided by communist ideologies of class struggle and radicalization. It was a transformation made possible largely by Mao’s rhetorical ability to attract, persuade, and mobilize millions of Chinese people. In this book, Xing Lu analyzes Mao’s speeches and writings over a span of sixty years, tracing the sources and evolution of his discourse, analyzing his skills as an orator and mythmaker, assessing his symbolic power and continuing presence in contemporary China, and observing that Mao’s rhetorical legacy has been commoditized, culturally consumed, and politically appropriated since his death. Applying both Western rhetorical theories and Chinese rhetorical concepts to reach a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of his rhetorical legacy, Lu shows how Mao employed a host of rhetorical appeals and strategies drawn from Chinese tradition and how he interpreted the discourse of Marxism-Leninism to serve foundational themes of his message. She traces the historical contexts in which these themes, his philosophical orientations, and his political views were formed and how they transformed China and Chinese people. Lu also examines how certain ideas are promoted, modified, and appropriated in Mao’s rhetoric. His appropriation of Marxist theory of class struggle, his campaigns of transforming common people into new communist advocates, his promotion of Chinese nationalism, and his stand on China’s foreign policy all contributed to and were responsible for reshaping Chinese thought patterns, culture, and communication behaviors.
Understanding African American Rhetoric
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Ronald L. Jackson II, Elaine B. Richardson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-22 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
New Approaches to Rhetoric
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Patricia A. Sullivan, Steven R. Goldzwig
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: SAGE

Demonstrating and showcasing theory into action, this book provides perspectives on the study of rhetoric and rhetoric's ability to affect change in society.
American Voices
Language: en
Pages: 486
Authors: Bernard K. Duffy, Richard W. Leeman
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

A companion volume to "American Orators of the Twentieth Century" and "American Orators Before 1900" presents essays on important American speakers, including biographical information, excerpts, and chronologies of key speeches.
Living Rhetoric and Composition
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Duane H. Roen, Stuart C. Brown, Theresa Jarnagin Enos
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Approximately 20 short personal narratives that trace the history of the composition and rhetoric field, describe its current state, and relate the journeys of the contributing authors through the discipline.
Peaceful Persuasion
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Ellen W. Gorsevski
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.
Race and Reconciliation
Language: en
Pages: 403
Authors: John B. Hatch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Hatch develops a robust rhetorical theory of reconciliation and applies it to contemporary national and global efforts to redress the racialized wounds and injustices created by slavery. What emerges from this work is a profound vision for the prospects of meaningful reparation, forgiveness, and reconciliation in American race relations.
Building a Community, Having a Home
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Terese Guinsatao Monberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-18 - Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

Documents how Asian/Asian American teacher-scholars have emerged within and contributed to a number of areas in rhetoric and composition, as well as the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication in diverse and substantial ways from the 1960s to contemporary times.
Into the Gateway
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Catherine Chaput, Amy Pason
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-09 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book advances the trend toward field methods in rhetorical scholarship by collecting distinct chapters based on the same object of study – the University of Nevada, Reno’s Masterplan that extends the University into the adjacent community. Exploring the perennial problem of university-community relations from the perspective of multiple publics, this book provides thick description of a local issue that resonates with communities across the country. The fieldwork for each chapter was conducted in groups during a single, week-long site visit that asked scholars to study the asymmetrical traction among different communities to organize, publicize, and advocate positions around a proposed redevelopment project. Surveying the results of this professional experiment – the Project on Power, Place, and Publics – each chapter offers a theoretical intervention into the same material site, illustrates diverse place-based field methods, and models the scholarly results of work that mixes slow, deliberate, and thoughtful analysis with the fast pace and spontaneous demands of participatory research. This volume is unique for a number of reasons: it is the only study to concretely illustrate the compatibility of field methods with a wide range of theoretical perspectives; it attests to the possibility of deeply collaborative research as teams of researchers engaged multiple local partners to produce these chapters; and, it challenges the pervasive intellectual terrain that pits one theory against another by showing how diverse scholarly approaches can bolster one another. With a new introduction, afterword, and post-script material from authors, the other chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Review of Communication.