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Rhetoric

  • Unquiet Tropesby Elda E Tsou

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Elda E. Tsou is Associate Professor of English at St. John?s University in New York. more...

  • Civic Jazzby Gregory Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Jazz is born of collaboration, improvisation, and listening. In much the same way, the American democratic experience is rooted in the interaction of individuals. It is these two seemingly disparate, but ultimately thoroughly American, conceits that Gregory Clark examines in Civic Jazz. Melding Kenneth Burke?s concept of rhetorical communication... more...

  • Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theaterby W. B. Worthen

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The history of drama is typically viewed as a series of inert "styles." Tracing British and American stage drama from the 1880s onward, W. B. Worthen instead sees drama as the interplay of text, stage production, and audience. How are audiences manipulated? What makes drama meaningful? Worthen identifies three rhetorical strategies that distinguish... more...

  • Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacementby Katrina M. Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    In this book, Powell examines the ways that identities are constructed in displacement narratives based on cases of eminent domain, natural disaster, and civil unrest, attending specifically to the rhetorical strategies employed as barriers and boundaries intersect with individual lives. She provides a unique method to understand how the displaced... more...

  • Discourse and Digital Practicesby Rodney H Jones; Alice Chik; Christoph A Hafner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Discourse and Digital Practices shows how tools from discourse analysis can be used to help us understand new communication practices associated with digital media, from video gaming and social networking to apps and photo sharing. This cutting-edge book: draws together fourteen eminent scholars in the field including James Paul Gee,... more...

  • Disability and Discourse Analysisby Jan Grue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Although efforts have been made to integrate disability into the discourse analysis and conversation analysis canon, the link between the two fields needs to be strengthened. This ground-breaking volume contributes to this link by thoroughly applying the analytical vocabulary of discourse analysis to issues that are central to the field of disability... more...

  • The People's Voiceby Barnet Baskerville

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this flavorful and perceptive study of the American orator, Barnet Baskerville makes an inquiry into American attitudes toward orators and oratory and the reflection of these attitudes in speaking practices. He examines the role of the orator in society and the kinds or qualities of oratory that were dominant in each period of American history,... more...

  • Communication Centersby Kathleen J. Turner; Theodore F. Sheckels; Kyle Anne Barnett Love; Marlene M. Preston; Linda Bartlett Hobgood

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Communication Centers: A Theory-Based Guide to Training and Management addresses what communication centers are and why they are valuable, examines their rich rhetorical roots, and offers advice to faculty who are asked to develop a communication center. Directors of established centers and peer tutors will also find valuable information. more...

  • Framing the Rhetoric of a Leaderby Marta Degani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Based on a selection of 30 election campaign speeches during Obama's first run for the American presidency in 2008, this book investigates the Democratic presidential candidate's much celebrated rhetoric from a cognitive semantics point of view. more...

  • The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literatureby Markus Witte; Sven Behnke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Metaphors are a vital linguistic component of religious speech and serve as a cultural indicator of how groups understand themselves and the world. The essays compiled in this volume analyze the use, function, and structure of metaphors in Jewish writings from the Hellenistic-Roman period (including the works of Philo and the texts of... more...