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- Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95
Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This examination begins in 1683, when William Penn first struggled to govern the rowdy indentured servants of Philadelphia, and continues up until 1807,... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 47.95
This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O?Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99
Understanding Humor through Communication explores the origin of humor and analyzes the function of humor in groups and societies. Meyer utilizes key theories and case studies to examine humor in persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95
Developed for young academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research in developing writing skills and abilities. Authors... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95
How to Analyse Texts is the essential introductory textbook and toolkit for language analysis. This book shows the reader how to undertake detailed, language-focussed, contextually sensitive analyses of a wide range of texts ? spoken, written and multimodal. The book constitutes a flexible resource which can be used in different ways across a range... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95
The Motherhood Business is a piercing collection of ten original essays that reveal the rhetoric of the motherhood industry. Focusing on the consumer life of mothers and the emerging entrepreneurship associated with motherhood, the collection considers how different forms of privilege (class, race, and nationality) inform discourses about mothering,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
As a young ‘bohemian’ collective, the Cercle des Hydropathes was characterisedby frivolous humour indicative of the liberal social changes in France’searly Third Republic. This chapter considers how the Cercle des Hydropathes’republican community was personified in humorous portraits on the cover ofits journal L’Hydropathe.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95
Intimate discourse ? that between couples, family and close friends in private, non-professional settings ? lies at the heart of our everyday linguistic experience. It creates and sustains our closest relationships. Using an innovative blend of the community of practice model with a corpus linguistic methodology, Brian Clancy expertly reveals the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00
In 2013, Japan experienced its first Internet election campaign in history. This essay attempts to analyze political moves in the campaign within the framework of strategic maneuvering developed by Frans H. van Eemeren. Different approaches were found between major and minor parties. An opposition party increased its seats with the effective use of... more...