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Rhetoric

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Winning Argumentsby Stanley Fish

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?Fish mines cultural touchstones from Milton to ?Married with Children? to explain how various types of arguments are structured and how that understanding can lead to victory? ? New York Times Book Review A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and bestselling author of How to Write... more...

  • Burke in the Archivesby Dana Anderson; Jessica Enoch

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 53.99

    Overcomes traditional scholarly bias to examine charismatic Christianity's multicultural appeal 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...

  • 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...