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Rhetoric

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  • Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writingby Anne Surma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    In this important book, Surma combines threads from ethical, political, communications, sociological, feminist and discourse theories to explore the impact of writing in a range of contexts and illustrate the ways in which it can strengthen social connections. more...

  • The Effects of Personal Involvement in Narrative Discourseby Max Louwerse; Don Kuiken

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Over the last several decades, the study of discourse processes has moved from the complementary efforts characteristic of multidisciplinary research, to the explicitly integrative focus of interdisciplinary research. Some organizations have supported the methodological and conceptual merger of areas like literary studies, psychology, linguistics,... more...

  • Chinese Narrativeby Andrew H. Plaks

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    Although Chinese narrative, and especially the genres of colloquial fiction, have been subjected to intensive scholarly scrutiny, no comprehensive volume has provided a framework that would permit an overall view of the tradition. The distinguished contributors to this volume have taken an important first step in making possible the consideration... more...

  • Governing Codesby Karrin Vasby Anderson; Kristina Horn Sheeler

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 36.99

    Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_illustrating how metaphor plays a central role in the construction of public identity in U.S. politics. Anderson and Sheeler analyze how familiar narratives... more...

  • The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Doleby Rachel B. Friedman; Ronald E. Lee

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    Through an examination of Elizabeth Dole?s public discourse, this book explores the political style of a female politician who sought and exercised political power. The critical analysis reveals the strengths and weaknesses of a conservative, feminine style that conceives of politics as selfless public service. more...

  • Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)by Paul Atkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work ? especially that relating to language and social structure ? is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and continuities in Bernstein?s work and portrays him as a sociologist... more...

  • Plato in the Third Sophisticby Ryan C. Fowler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Plato in the Third Sophistic examines the influence and impact of Plato and Platonism in the era of Byzantine and Christian rhetoric. The volume brings together specially commissioned articles from leading scholars of late antique philosophy and literature. Their examinations show that Plato is the single most important and influential literary figure... more...

  • Reclaiming Queerby Erin J. Rand

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Reclaiming Queer is an examination of the rhetorical linkage of queer theory in the academy with street-level queer activism in the 1980s and early 1990s. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a defining historical moment for both queer activism and queer theory in the United States. LGBT communities, confronted with the alarming violence and homophobia... more...

  • Literature as Dialogueby Roger D. Sell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    How is it that some texts achieve the status of literature? Partly, at least, because the relationship they allow between their writers and the people who respond to them is fundamentally egalitarian. This is the insight explored by members of the Åbo literary communication network, who in this new book develop fresh approaches to literary works of... more...

  • Vote and Voiceby Wendy B Sharer

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Wendy B. Sharer explores the rhetorical and pedagogical practices through which two prominent postsuffrage organizations?the League of Women Voters and the Women?s International League for Peace and Freedom?challenged the conventions of male-dominated political discourse and trained women as powerful rhetors.   Vote and Voice is the first... more...