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  • Making the Caseby Kathryn M. Olson; Michael William Pfau; Benjamin Ponder

    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...

  • Speechwrightby William F. Gavin

    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...

  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    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...

  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    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...

  • Superchurchby Jonathan J. Edwards

    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...

  • Understanding Humor through Communicationby John C. Meyer

    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...

  • Primary Research and Writingby Lynee Lewis Gaillet; Michelle F. Eble

    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...

  • How to Analyse Textsby Ronald Carter; Angela Goddard

    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...

  • The Motherhood Businessby Anne Teresa Demo; Jennifer L. Borda; Charlotte H. Kroløkke; Jennifer L. Borda; Shira Chess; Anne Teresa Demo; Kara N. Dillard; K. Animashaun Ducre; Lisa A. Flores; Cynthia Gordon; Christine Harold; Sara E. Hayden; Charlotte H. Kroløkke; Karen Hvidtfeldt Madsen

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    The Motherhood Business is a piercing collection of ten original essays that reveal the rhetoric of the motherhood industry. Focusing on the consumer life of mothers and the emerging entrepreneurship associated with motherhood, the collection considers how different forms of privilege (class, race, and nationality) inform discourses about mothering,... more...

  • The Power of Satireby Marijke Meijer Drees; Sonja de Leeuw

    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...