Feminist Rhetorical Resilience

Resilience, in this volume, is a specifically rhetorical response to complicated forces in individual lives. Through it, Feminist Rhetorical Resilience widens the interpretive space within which rhetoricians can work.

Author: Elizabeth A Flynn

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457184581

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for feminist rhetoric, with emphasis on agency, change, and hope in the daily lives of individuals or groups of individuals disempowered by social or material forces. Collectively, these chapters create a robust conception of resilience as a complex rhetorical process, redeeming it from its popular association with individual heroism through an important focus on relationality, community, and an ethics of connection. Resilience, in this volume, is a specifically rhetorical response to complicated forces in individual lives. Through it, Feminist Rhetorical Resilience widens the interpretive space within which rhetoricians can work.

Reflections on Feminist Communication and Media Scholarship

Communicating resilience in actual and imagined boundaries: narrative plots and meanings of retention in organizations. ... Introduction: Feminist rhetorical resilience: Possibilities and impossibilities.

Author: Stine Eckert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000417869

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This collection brings together ten of the most distinguished feminist scholars whose work has been celebrated for its excellence in helping to lay the foundation of feminist communication and media research. This edited volume features contributions by the first ten renowned communication and media scholars that have received the Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship from the Feminist Scholarship Division (FSD) of the International Communication Association (ICA): Patrice M. Buzzanell, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Radha Sarma Hegde, Dafna Lemish, Radhika Parameswaran, Lana F. Rakow, Karen Ross, H. Leslie Steeves, Linda Steiner, and Angharad N. Valdivia. These distinguished scholars reflect on the contributions they have made to different subfields of media and communication scholarship, and offer invaluable insight into their own paths as feminist scholars. They each reflect on matters of power, agency, privilege, ethics, intersectionality, resilience, and positionality, address their own shortcomings and struggles, and look ahead to potential future directions in the field. Last but not least, they come together to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, marginalized people, and vulnerable populations, and to underline the crucial need for feminist communication and media scholarship to move beyond Eurocentrism toward an ethics of care and global feminist positionality. A comprehensive and inspiring resource for students and scholars of feminist media and communication studies.

Glocal Narratives of Resilience

“Bouncing Back: Vulnerability and Resistance in Times of Resilience.” Vulnerability and Resistance, edited by Judith ... Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn, et al., Utah State UP, 2012, pp. 1–29. Folke, Carl.

Author: Ana María Fraile-Marcos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000025071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Resilience discourse has recently become a global phenomenon, infiltrating the natural and social sciences, but has rarely been undertaken as an important object of study within the field of the humanities. Understanding narrative in its broad sense as the representation in art of an event or story, Glocal Narratives of Resilience investigates the contemporary approaches to resilience through the analyses of cultural narratives that engage aesthetically and ideologically in (re)shaping the notion of resilience, going beyond the scales of the personal and the local to consider the entanglement of the regional, national and global aspects embedded in the production of crises and the resulting call for resilience. After an introductory survey of the state of the art in resilience thinking, the book grounds its analyses of a wide range of narratives from the American continent, Europe, and India in various theoretical strands, spanning Psycho-social Resilience, Socio-Ecological Resilience, Subaltern Resilience, Indigenous survivance and resurgence, Neoliberal Resilience, and Compromised Resilience thinking, among others, thus opening the path toward the articulation of a cultural narratology of resilience.

Persuasive Acts

All around us, and reflected in this collection, we see examples of “feminist rhetorical resilience,” a concept formulated by Elizabeth Flynn, Patricia Sotirin, and Ann Brady. Resilience is a response to adversity, and contributors ...

Author: Shari Stenberg

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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In June 2015, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole in front of South Carolina’s state capitol and removed the Confederate flag. The following month, the Confederate flag was permanently removed from the state capitol. Newsome is a compelling example of a twenty-first-century woman rhetor, along with bloggers, writers, politicians, activists, artists, and everyday social media users, who give new meaning to Aristotle’s ubiquitous definition of rhetoric as the discovery of the “available means of persuasion.” Women’s persuasive acts from the first two decades of the twenty-first century include new technologies and repurposed old ones, engaged not only to persuade, but also to tell their stories, to sponsor change, and to challenge cultural forces that repress and oppress. Persuasive Acts: Women’s Rhetorics in the Twenty-First Century gathers an expansive array of voices and texts from well-known figures including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Lindy West, Sonia Sotomayor, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so that readers may converse with them, and build rhetorics of their own. Editors Shari J. Stenberg and Charlotte Hogg have complied timely and provocative rhetorics that represent critical issues and rhetorical affordances of the twenty-first century.

Climate Politics on the Border

Flynn, Sotirin, and Brady, Feminist Rhetorical Resilience; McGreavy, “Resilience as Discourse,” 104–21. Walker and Cagle, “Resilience Rhetorics in Science, Technology, and Medicine.” 4. Cadena and Blaser, World of Many Worlds. 5.

Author: Kenneth Walker

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817321116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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"Based on years of archival work and fieldwork, Climate Politics on the Border distinctly demonstrates why ecological and anticolonial approaches to rhetoric are essential for grappling with climate politics. The book argues persuasively for treating climate and environmental justice through ecology and decoloniality, and it provides rich theoretical language, methodological innovations, and practical insight for engaging these intersections through local climate politics"--

Rethinking Ethos

A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric Kathleen J. Ryan, Nancy Myers, Rebecca Jones. Benson, Thomas W. Series editor's preface. The Ethos of Rhetoric. ... “Feminist Rhetorical Resilience–Possibilities and Impossibilities.

Author: Kathleen J. Ryan

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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"Rethinking Ethos rejects the familiar definition of ethos as character or credibility in favor of an ecological, feminist understanding of ethos as negotiated and renegotiated, embodied, shared, and implicated in shifting power dynamics. Essays in the collection discuss the unique methods by which women's ethos is constructed and revised"--

Clinical Psychology and Adolescent Girls in a Postfeminist Era

A feminist qualitative study of female selfmutilation. Master of Science in Sociology thesis, ... In E.A. Flynn, P. Sotirin & A. Brady (Eds.), Feminist rhetorical resilience, pp. 1–29. Logan: Utah State University Press.

Author: Rosalyn H. Shute

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351591027

Category: Psychology

Page: 126

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Adolescent girls’ wellbeing is under threat. They face pressure to achieve academically while simultaneously negotiating a life dominated by social media, an unrelenting focus on appearance, cyberbullying, sexual harassment and ready access to pornography characterised by male violence to women. The sociocultural environment presents significant risks for girls’ mental health, yet clinical psychology remains largely focused on the individual. Cultural factors are also overshadowed by postfeminist forces and a renewed emphasis on biological determinants of psychological sex differences. Clinical Psychology and Adolescent Girls in a Postfeminist Era goes back to first principles and revisits the question of the place of nature and nurture in children’s development, in the light of what we now know about neural plasticity, dynamic systems and gender socialisation. Feminism and its sometimes uncomfortable relationship with psychology is discussed, as are the meaning and implications of ‘postfeminism’, and whether girls have ‘special strengths’. Practice principles and specific ideas for practice with today’s girls are all included. Finally, there is a complementary chapter on working with adolescent boys. Feminist writings about psychotherapy (with women) had their heyday some time ago, and some see boys as the ones who now need special attention. This book contends that the changing pressures of today’s western world call for a renewed interest in specialised practice with girls, taking account of up-to-date theories about child development, and exploring the idea of expanding clinical practice beyond the individual.

Remembering Women Differently

Refiguring Rhetorical Work Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Helen Gaillet Bailey ... Man Cannot Speak for Her, Volume II: Key Texts of the Early Feminists. ... “Introduction: Feminist Rhetorical Resilience—Possibilities and Impossibilities.

Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611179804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Before the full and honest tale of humanity can be told, it will be necessary to uncover the hidden roles of women in it and recover their voices from the forces that have diminished their contributions or even at times deliberately eclipsed them. The past half-century has seen women rise to claim their equal portion of recognition, and Remembering Women Differently addresses not only some of those neglected—it examines why they were deliberately erased from history. The contributors in this collection study the contributions of fourteen nearly forgotten women from around the globe working in fields that range from art to philosophy, from teaching to social welfare, from science to the military, and how and why those individuals became either marginalized or discounted in a mostly patriarchal world. These sterling contributors, scholars from a variety of disciplines—rhetoricians, historians, compositionists, and literary critics—employ feminist research methods in examining women's work, rhetorical agency, and the construction of female reputation. By recovering these voices and remembering the women whose contributions have made our civilization better and more whole, this work seeks to ensure that women's voices are never silenced again.

Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis

About Campus: Enriching the Student Learning Experience, 25(3), 11–14. doi:10.1177/1086482220939082 Flynn, E., Sotirin, P., & Brady, A. (2012). Feminist rhetorical resilience—Possibilities and impossibilities.

Author: Hanc?-Azizoglu, Eda Ba?ak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799867340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

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Crises often leave people in vulnerable situations in which a moment in time can function as a turning point of a catastrophic situation for the better or worse. From another perspective, the concept of crisis signifies losing control of everyday privileges, such as that of a pandemic. Therefore, the interaction of rhetoric and sociolinguistics in times of crisis is inevitable. It is crucial to internalize how rhetoric, an effective skill from ancient times to make meaning of sociological breakthrough events, changed the course of events as well as the fate of humanity. Within the same context, research should focus on diverse disciplines to explore, investigate, and analyze the concept of “crisis” from global, sociolinguistic, and rhetorical perspectives. Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis explores and situates the concept of global crisis within rhetoric and sociolinguistics as well as other disciplines such as education, technology, society, language, and politics. The chapters included bridge the gap to initiate a discussion on understanding how rhetoric and sociolinguistics can create critical awareness for individuals, societies, and learning environments during times of crisis. While highlighting concepts such as rhetorical evolution, political rhetoric, digital writing, and communications, this book is a valuable reference tool for language teachers, writing experts, communications specialists, politicians and government officials, academicians, researchers, and students working and studying in fields that include rhetoric, education, linguistics, culture, media, political science, and communications.


A direct link to this phenomenon, is the similarly low participation of women in Ghana's vibrant student political setting. Such a situation calls for alternate practical initiatives to forward the political goals of women.



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Abstract : Research on Ghanaian (and most African) women's movements in the last decade suggests that the barriers to female political participation and representation no longer consist in basic or higher education enrollment. Within this context, persisting paternalistic ties and recent genderization of political assignments such as "Women's Wings" of political parties, as well as the creation, in Ghana, of a Women and Gender Ministry limit the general participation of women in politics. A direct link to this phenomenon, is the similarly low participation of women in Ghana's vibrant student political setting. Such a situation calls for alternate practical initiatives to forward the political goals of women. This project proposes a workshop based on theories from the field of rhetoric and composition to equip first-year female college students in Ghana with the requisite analytical skills to participate meaningfully first, in active student politics, and later in mainstream politics. The workshop focuses on getting women participants to take agency in their communities, while provoking them to think about their lives and society. Thus, the eight-week workshop is informed by community literacy practices and a feminist rhetorical resilience approach that calls for ongoing relational, communal and contextual considerations to feminist rhetorical action, and an emphasis on the usage of writing as a social act. With a key focus on multimodal presentations, Sonja Foss' Rhetorical Criticism as The Asking of Questions method informs the design of assignments to enable participants explore the nature and function of symbols toward active political engagement.

Women s Ways of Making

1. For a discussion of rhetorical ecological feminist agency, see Kathleen Ryan (2012). ... “Introduction: Feminist Rhetorical Resilience—Possibilities and Impossibilities.” In Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A.

Author: Maureen Daly Goggin

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Women’s Ways of Making draws attention to material practices—those that the hands perform—as three epistemologies—an episteme, a techne, and a phronesis—that together give pointed consideration to making as a rhetorical embodied endeavor. Combined, these epistemologies show that making is a form of knowing that (episteme), knowing how (techne), and wisdom-making (phronesis). Since the Enlightenment, embodied knowledge creation has been overlooked, ignored, or disparaged as inferior to other forms of expression or thinking that seem to leave the material world behind. Privileging the hand over the eye, as the work in this collection does, thus problematizes the way in which the eye has been co-opted by thinkers as the mind’s tool of investigation. Contributors to this volume argue that other senses—touch, taste, smell, hearing—are keys to knowing one’s materials. Only when all these ways of knowing are engaged can making be understood as a rhetorical practice. In Women’s Ways of Making contributors explore ideas of making that run the gamut from videos produced by beauty vloggers to zine production and art programs at women’s correctional facilities. Bringing together senior scholars, new voices, and a fresh take on material rhetoric, this book will be of interest to a broad range of readers in composition and rhetoric. Contributors: Angela Clark-Oates, Jane L. Donawerth, Amanda Ellis, Theresa M. Evans, Holly Fulton-Babicke, Bre Garrett, Melissa Greene, Magdelyn Hammong Helwig, Linda Hanson, Jackie Hoermann, Christine Martorana, Aurora Matzke, Jill McCracken, Karen S. Neubauer, Daneryl Nier-Weber, Sherry Rankins-Roberson, Kathleen J. Ryan, Rachael Ryerson, Andrea Severson, Lorin Shellenberger, Carey Smitherman-Clark, Emily Standridge, Charlese Trower, Christy I. Wenger, Hui Wu, Kathleen Blake Yancey

Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century

“Vandana Shiva and the Rhetorics of Biodiversity: Engaging Difference and Transnational Feminist Solidarities in a Globalized World.” Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn, Patty Sotirin, and Ann Brady, ...

Author: Cheryl Glenn

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809335671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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"This collection of essays investigates the historiography of rhetoric, global perspectives on rhetoric, and the teaching of writing and rhetoric, offering diverse viewpoints. Addressing four major areas of research in rhetoric and writing studies, contributors consider authorship and audience, discuss the context and material conditions in which students compose, cover the politics of the field and the value of a rhetorical education, and reflect on contemporary trends in canon diversification. Providing both retrospective and prospective assessments, Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century offers original research by important figures in the field" -- From the publisher.

Women of Liberty

Rhetoric Review 29:111–128. Hayden, Wendy. 2012. “From 'Mothers of the Nation' to 'Mothers of the Race': Nineteenth-Century Feminists and Eugenic Rhetoric.” In Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, ed. Elizabeth A. Flynn, Patricia Sotirin, ...

Author: Steve J. Shone

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004393226

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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Steve Shone’s Women of Liberty explores the many overlaps between ten radical, feminist, and anarchist thinkers: Tennie C. Claflin, Noe Itō, Louise Michel, Rose Pesotta, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mollie Steimer, Lois Waisbrooker, Mercy Otis Warren, and Victoria C. Woodhull.

Political Women

“On the Politics of Writing Transnational Rhetoric: Possibilities and Pitfalls.” In Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn, Patricia Sotirin, and Ann Brady, 54–56. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2012.

Author: Michele Lockhart

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739182048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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This collection examines the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership, at the national level. While over the years women have broken through traditional roles, they are still underrepresented in political leadership. In this text, scholars consider the various factors that continue to restrict political leadership opportunities for women as well as some of the ways in which individual women have strategically sought to enact political power and leadership for themselves. The contributors analyze various case studies of leadership positions at the national level, looking at women who have run, been nominated to run, or appointed to national positions. The interdisciplinary approach lends itself to: rhetoric; political rhetoric; political discourse; leadership studies; women’s studies; gender issues; satire; pop culture.

Lean Technical Communication

“Introduction: Feminist Rhetorical Resilience—Possibilities and Impossibilities.” In Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn, Patricia J. Sotirin, and Ann Brady, 1–29. Logan: Utah State University Press.

Author: Meredith A. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134968190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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Winner of the 2020 CCCC Research Impact Award Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded model for growing and stewarding professional and technical communication programs under diverse conditions. Through case studies of disruptive innovations, this book presents a forward-looking, sustainable vision of program administration that negotiates short-term resource deficits with long-term resilience. It illustrates how to meet many of the newest challenges facing technical communication programs, such as building and maintaining change with limited resources, economic shortfalls, technology deficits, and expanding/reimagining the role of our programs in the 21st century university. Its insights benefit those involved in the development of undergraduate and graduate programs, including majors, service courses, minors, specializations, and certificates.

Changing the Subject

In Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn, Patricia Sotorin, and Ann Brady. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2012. Rorty, Richard. Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Author: Lisa Blankenship

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607329107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Changing the Subject explores ways of engaging across difference. In this first book-length study of the concept of empathy from a rhetorical perspective, Lisa Blankenship frames the classical concept of pathos in new ways and makes a case for rhetorical empathy as a means of ethical rhetorical engagement. The book considers how empathy can be a deliberate, conscious choice to try to understand others through deep listening and how language and other symbol systems play a role in this process that is both cognitive and affective. Departing from agonistic win-or-lose rhetoric in the classical Greek tradition that has so strongly influenced Western thinking, Blankenship proposes that we ourselves are changed (“changing the subject” or the self) when we focus on trying to understand rather than simply changing an Other. This work is informed by her experiences growing up in the conservative South and now working as a professor in New York City, as well as the stories and examples of three people working across profound social, political, class, and gender differences: Jane Addams’s activist work on behalf of immigrants and domestic workers in Gilded Age Chicago; the social media advocacy of Brazilian rap star and former maid Joyce Fernandes for domestic worker labor reform; and the online activist work of Justin Lee, a queer Christian who advocates for greater understanding and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in conservative Christian churches. A much-needed book in the current political climate, Changing the Subject charts new theoretical ground and proposes ways of integrating principles of rhetorical empathy in our everyday lives to help fight the temptations of despair and disengagement. The book will appeal to students, scholars, and teachers of rhetoric and composition as well as people outside the academy in search of new ways of engaging across differences.

Mothers Military and Society

She specializes in feminist dys-topian and utopian writing and is the author of Toward Utopia, which explores feminist ... of two books on communication and aunting and co-editor of a collection on feminist rhetorical resilience.

Author: Cole Hampson

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781772581492

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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“Motherhood” and “military” are often viewed as dichotomous concepts, with the former symbolizing feminine ideals and expectations, and the latter suggesting masculine ideals and norms. Mothers, Military, and Society contributes to a growing body of research that disrupts this false dichotomy. This interdisciplinary and international volume explores the many ways in which mothers and the military converse, align, contest, and intersect in society. Through various chapters that include in-depth case studies, theoretical perspectives and personal narratives, this book offers insights into the complex relationship between motherhood and the military in ways that will engage both academic and non-academic readers alike.

Communicating Project Management

A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams Benjamin Lauren. Blythe, S. (2006). Agencies, ecologies, and the ... Feminist rhetorical resilience. ... Messy rhetoric: Identity performance as rhetorical agency in online public forums.

Author: Benjamin Lauren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351694797

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

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Communicating Project Management argues that the communication practices of project managers have necessarily become participatory, made up of complex strategies and processes solidly grounded in rhetorical concepts. The book draws on case studies across organizational contexts and combines individual experiences to investigate how project management relies on communication as teams develop products, services, and internal processes. The case studies also provide examples of how project managers can be understood and studied as writers, further arguing project managers must approach communication as designed experience that must be intentionally inclusive. Author Benjamin Lauren illustrates to readers how teams work together to manage projects through complex coordinative communication practices, and highlights how project managers are constantly learning and evolving by analyzing where they succeed and fail. He concludes that technical and professional communicators have a pivotal role in supporting and facilitating participative approaches to communicating project management.

The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics

“On the Politics of Writing Transnational Rhetoric: Possibilities and Pitfalls.” Feminist Rhetorical Resilience, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn, Patricia Sotirin, and Ann Brady. Utah State UP, 2014. Mao, LuMing.

Author: Keith Lloyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000066272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics offers a broad and comprehensive understanding of comparative or world rhetoric, from ancient times to the modern day. Bringing together an international team of established and emergent scholars, this Handbook looks beyond Greco-Roman traditions in the study of rhetoric to provide an international, cross-cultural study of communication practices around the globe. With dedicated sections covering theory and practice, history, pedagogy, hybrids and the modern context, this extensive collection will provide the reader with a solid understanding of: how comparative rhetoric evolved how it re-defines and expands the field of rhetorical studies what it contributes to our understanding of human communication its implications for the advancement of related fields, such as composition, technology, language studies, and literacy. In a world where understanding how people communicate, argue, and persuade is as important as understanding their languages, The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics is an essential resource for scholars and students of communication, composition, rhetoric, cultural studies, cultural rhetoric, cross-cultural studies, transnational studies, translingual studies, and languages.