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Activism and rhetoric : theories and contexts for political engagement / edited by JongHwa Lee and Seth Kahn.

Other author/creatorKahn, Seth, editor.
Other author/creatorLee, JongHwa editor.
Format Book and Print
EditionSecond edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Descriptionxx, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents List of contributors -- Foreword: grounding activism from a rhetorical perspective / Raymie E. McKerrow -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction to Activism and Rhetoric, second edition / JongHwa Lee and Seth Kahn -- Part I Activism where we work. Borders of engagement: rethinking scholarship, activism, and the academy / Bryan J. McCann -- Rhetorical activism: responsibility in the ivory tower / Rebecca Jones -- Reclaiming (teaching) the "A" word (activism) / Amy Pason -- A time to remember: rhetorical pedagogy, commemoration, and activism / Christina L. Moss -- Part II Voices from the margin(alized). Alt-country rhetorics: relearning (trans) activism in rural Indiana / G. Patterson -- Recognizing and saving black lives, recognizing and saving Palestinian lives: the power of transnational rhetorics in locating the commonality of liberation struggles / Matthew Abraham -- Gadugi: Where the fire burns (still) / Ellen Cushman -- Memory war: activist rhetoric for historical justice / JongHwa Lee -- Part III Modalities and audiences. Raging media: investing in an infrastructure / Kevin Mahoney -- A conservative progessorial pundit in liberal surroundings: an uneven odyssey projected through 2020 / Richard E. Vatz -- ON STRIKE! A rhetorician's guide to solidarity-building / Seth Kahn -- Affect and activism in the thetorical context of the post-truth era / Catherine Chaput -- Part IV Re-theorizing activist rhetoric. Speaking the power of truth: rhetoric and action for our times / Lee Artz -- Tradition and transformation in Jane Addams's new federalism: creating community sphere by empowering municipalities / Rodrick Schubert and Omar Swartz -- The work of a middle-class activist: stuck in history / Charles Bazerman -- Social justice activists, environmental fatigue, and the restotrative practices of doing "The work that reconnects" / Madrone Kalil Schutten -- [Still] the only conceivable thing to do: reflections on academics and activism / Dana L. Cloud -- Afterword Meet me at the gates: calling for scholar-activism where you are, now! / Michelle Rodino-Colocino -- Index.
Abstract The second edition of this formative collection offers analysis of the work rhetoric plays in the principles and practices of today's culture of democratic activism. Editors JongHwa Lee and Seth Kahn - and their diverse contributors working in communication and composition studies both within and outside academia - provide explicit articulation of how activist rhetoric differs from the kinds of deliberative models that rhetoric has exalted for centuries, contextualized through and by contributors' everyday lives, work, and interests. New to this edition are attention to Black Lives Matter, the transgender community, social media environments, globalization, and environmental activism. Simultaneously challenging and accessible, Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement is a must-read for students and scholars who are interested in or actively engaged in rhetoric composition, political communication, and social justice.
General noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.

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