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- Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 55.95
In an era when the value of the humanities and qualitative inquiry has been questioned in academia and beyond, Making the Case is an engaging and timely collection that brings together a veritable who?s who of public address scholars to illustrate the power of case-based scholarly argument and to demonstrate how critical inquiry into a specific... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
For almost thirty years, William F. Gavin wrote speeches at the highest levels of government. Speechwright is his insider?s view of politics, a shrewd critique of presidential and congressional rhetoric, and a personal look at the political leaders for whom he wrote speeches. While serving President Richard Nixon and candidate Ronald Reagan, Gavin... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95
Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This examination begins in 1683, when William Penn first struggled to govern the rowdy indentured servants of Philadelphia, and continues up until 1807,... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 47.95
This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O?Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 35.95
Christian Fundamentalism is a doctrine and a discourse in tension. Fundamentalists describe themselves as both marginal and a majority. They announce the imminent end of the world while building massive megachurches and political lobbying organizations. They speak of the need for purity and separation from the outside world while continually innovating... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99
Understanding Humor through Communication explores the origin of humor and analyzes the function of humor in groups and societies. Meyer utilizes key theories and case studies to examine humor in persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95
Developed for emerging academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research in developing writing skills and abilities. Authors... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95
How to Analyse Texts is the essential introductory textbook and toolkit for language analysis. This book shows the reader how to undertake detailed, language-focussed, contextually sensitive analyses of a wide range of texts ? spoken, written and multimodal. The book constitutes a flexible resource which can be used in different ways across a range... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
As a young ‘bohemian’ collective, the Cercle des Hydropathes was characterisedby frivolous humour indicative of the liberal social changes in France’searly Third Republic. This chapter considers how the Cercle des Hydropathes’republican community was personified in humorous portraits on the cover ofits journal L’Hydropathe.... more...
- 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...