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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology on rhetorical behavior ? how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain rhetorical acts. Not only is the cultural model incomplete,... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 11.99
Homo sapiens have been speaking for hundreds of years?and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, under Dumpsters. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and eat a birthday cake in the shower. But no more. With What to... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
In The Art of Rhetoric , Aristotle demonstrates the purpose of rhetoric?the ability to convince people using your skill as a speaker rather than the validity or logic of your arguments?and outlines its many forms and techniques. Defining important philosophical terms like ethos, pathos, and logos, Aristotle establishes the earliest foundations of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00
This volume systematically investigates the role of argumentation in takeover bids. The announcement of these financial proposals triggers an argumentative situation, in which both the economic desirability and the social acceptability of the deal become argumentative issues for different classes of stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95
Documentary photography aims to capture the material reality of life. In Rhetorical Exposures , Christopher Carter demonstrates how the creation and display of documentary photographs? often now called ? imagetexts? ? both invite analysis and raise persistent questions about the political and social causes for the bleak scenes of poverty and distress... more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 65.00 US$ 59.99
The Fourth Edition of Barry Brummett?s Rhetoric in Popular Culture provides readers with in-depth insight into the techniques of rhetorical criticism to analyze the full spectrum of contemporary issues in popular culture. From movies, magazines and advertisements, to social networking sites, music videos and television shows, Dr. Brummett presents... more...