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  • Handbuch Sprache in der Kunstkommunikationby Heiko Hausendorf; Marcus Müller

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 252.00

    Das Handbuch Sprache in der Kunstkommunikation bietet erstmals einen systematischen Überblick über die sprachlichen Aspekte der Kunstkommunikation, die vom alltäglichen Reden über Kunst bis zur Tradition des gelehrten Kunstgesprächs, von der Kunstvermittlung bis zur Kunstwissenschaft und -geschichte, von der Ausstellungspraxis bis zur Thematisierung... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Listening to the Logosby Christopher Lyle Johnstone; Thomas W. Benson

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 58.99

    An exploration of the role of language arts in forming and expressing wisdom from Homer to Aristotle 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...

  • Managing Vulnerabilityby Richard C. Marback; Thomas W. Benson

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 38.99

    A detailed account of the struggle to cultivate connectedness out of the divisiveness of apartheid more...

  • Mansfield and Vietnamby Gregory A. Olson

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 35.95

    Mansfield and Vietnam: A Study in Rhetorical Adaptation is the first major work to examine the role played by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, Democrat from Montana, in the formulation and execution of U.S. Vietnam policy. Drawing upon material from the Mansfield Papers, personal interviews, public speeches, and recently declassified documents,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...