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  • The Future of Thinkingby Peter Washington *Ga*; Jeff Mason; Peter Washington

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    Learning to think is a complex process made up of reading, writing listening, speaking and remembering textual materials. The aim of this topical book is to encourage practical educational reform in the Humanities by taking the emphasis away from the reception of texts to their production. Adapting rhetorical teaching methods, the authors encourage... more...

  • Real Feature Writingby Abraham Aamidor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    "Real Feature Writing" emphasizes story shape and structure by illustrating several distinct types of feature and non-fiction stories, all drawn from the real world. Author Abraham Aamidor presents a collection of distinct non-deadline story types (profile, trend, focus, advocacy, and more), providing an introduction to each story type, a... more...

  • 21 Speeches That Shaped Our Worldby Chris Abbott

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 15.98

    In this fascinating book, Chris Abbott, a leading political analyst, takes a close look at 21 key speeches which have shaped the world today. He examines the power of the arguments embedded in these speeches to inspire people to achieve great things, or do great harm. Abbott draws upon his political expertise to explain how our current understanding... more...

  • The Political Language of Foodby Joe Abisaid; Jennifer Adams; Melissa Boehm; Samuel Boerboom; Samuel Boerboom; Kathy Brady; Cristin A. Compton; Leda Cooks; Ellen Gorsevski; Casey Ryan Kelly; Justin Killian; Megan A. Koch; Amy Pason; Jessica Prody

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This edited collection explores how food language is political. The contributors examine the production of food language in conjunction with historical social movements, food labeling practices, illustrations of social class, as well as corporate and bureaucratic language. more...

  • Delightful Conviction: Jonathan Edwards and the Rhetoric of Conversionby John Adams; Stephen Yarbrough

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 64.00

    In analyzing Jonathan Edwards preaching in eighteenth-century colonial America, the authors demonstrate how his rhetoric distinguished between conversion and persuasion. The authors delineate the basic tenets of Puritan theology, place Edwards' noted sermons within an historical framework, and show how his psycho-spiritual ideas have had lasting impact... more...

  • Progressive Politics and the Training of America's Persuadersby Katherine Adams

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 32.95

    At the beginning of the 20th century, Progressive reformers set up curricula in journalism, public relations, and creative writing to fulfill their own purposes: well-trained rhetors could convince the United States citizenry to accept Progressive thinking on monopolies and unions and to elect reform candidates. Although Progressive politicians and... more...

  • Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexiconby Michael Adams

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    In its seven years on television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer earned critical acclaim and a massive cult following among teen viewers. One of the most distinguishing features of the show is the innovative way its writers play with language--fabricating new words, morphing existing ones, and throwing usage on its head. The result has been a strikingly... more...

  • Activist WPA, Theby Linda Adler-Kassner

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 20.95

    One wonders if there is any academic field that doesn?t suffer from the way it is portrayed by the media, by politicians, by pundits and other publics. How well scholars in a discipline articulate their own definition can influence not only issues of image but the very success of the discipline in serving students and its other constituencies. The... more...

  • Thomas De Quinceyby Lois Peters Agnew

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    This wide-ranging volume gives proper attention to the views on rhetoric and style set forth by British literary figure Thomas De Quincey (1785?1859), whose contributions to the history of rhetoric are often overlooked. Lois Peters Agnew presents an overview of this theorist?s life and provides cultural context for his time and place, with particular... more...

  • Textual Metonymyby Dr Abdul Gabbar Al-Sharafi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00

    Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a very full historical account of treatments of metonymy from classical traditions up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes a semiotic approach to the treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a... more...