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  • On the Frontier of Scienceby Leah Ceccarelli

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 35.95

    ?The frontier of science? is a metaphor that has become ubiquitous in American rhetoric, from its first appearance in the public address of early twentieth-century American intellectuals and politicians who aligned a mythic national identity with scientific research, to its more recent use in scientists? arguments in favor of increased research funding.... more...

  • Shared Land/Conflicting Identityby Robert C. Rowland; David A. Frank

    Michigan State University Press 2002; US$ 59.95

    Shared Land/Conflicting Identity: Trajectories of Israeli and Palestinian Symbol Use argues that rhetoric, ideology, and myth have played key roles in influencing the development of the 100-year conflict between first the Zionist settlers and the current Israeli people and the Palestinian residents in what is now Israel. The Israeli-Palestinian... more...

  • Christianity and the Mass Media in Americaby Quentin J. Schultze

    Michigan State University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The mass media and religious groups in America regularly argue about news bias, sex and violence on television, movie censorship, advertiser boycotts, broadcast and film content rating systems, government regulation of the media, the role of mass evangelism in a democracy, and many other issues. In the United States the major disputes between religion... more...

  • Religious Expression and the American Constitutionby Franklyn S. Haiman

    Michigan State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    First Amendment rights have been among the most fiercely debated topics in the aftermath of 9/11. In the current environment and fervor for ?homeland security,? personal freedoms in exchange for security are coming under more scrutiny. Among these guaranteed freedoms are the protection of religious expression given by the U.S. Constitution and the... more...

  • In the Wake of Violenceby Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

    Michigan State University Press 2008; US$ 47.95

    How acts of violence are rhetorically "managed" by social movements: In the Wake of Violence explores the immediate and longer term aftermath of violence committed by independent radicals involved in single-issue movements. Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp explores several specific incidents in recent history?the arson of a Vail ski resort by environmentalists,... more...

  • The Political Style of Conspiracyby Michael William Pfau

    Michigan State University Press 2005; US$ 47.95

    The turbulent history of the United States has provided a fertile ground for conspiracies, both real and imagined. From the American Revolution to the present day, conspiracy discourse?linguistic and symbolic practices and artifacts revolving around themes, claims, or accusations of conspiracy?has been a staple of political rhetoric. Some conspiracy... more...

  • Just Rememberingby Michael Warren Tumolo

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Just Remembering: Rhetorics of Genocide Remembrance and Sociopolitical Judgment analyzes a set of influential discourses of genocide remembrance to explain how public memory discourses inform sociopolitical judgment. Within this explanatory context, Just Remembering additionally asks how we might remember pasts marked by genocidal violence... more...

  • Judging the Supreme Courtby Clarke Rountree

    Michigan State University Press 2007; US$ 63.95

    This volume questions the motives of Supreme Court justices in a landmark case: The Supreme Court's intervention in the presidential election of 2000, and its subsequent decision in favor of George W. Bush, elicited immediate, heated, and widespread debate. Critics argued that the justices used weak legal arguments to overturn the Florida Supreme... more...

  • Malcolm Xby Robert E. Terrill

    Michigan State University Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Few figures haunt the collective American psyche like Malcolm X. Hoodlum, convict, convert, prophet, nationalist, and martyr, Malcolm?s life spans the Civil Rights era like an index of America?s racial anxiety. Dozens of books and hundreds of articles have analyzed his life, his work, and the various ways that his image has been appropriated by... more...

  • Invoking the Invisible Handby Robert Asen

    Michigan State University Press 2009; US$ 47.95

    In Invoking the Invisible Hand Robert Asen scrutinizes contemporary debates over proposals to privatize Social Security. Asen argues that a rights-based rhetoric employed by Social Security's original supporters enabled advocates of privatization to align their proposals with the widely held belief that Social Security functions simply as a... more...