Rhetoric Across Borders

Although the volume includes only a select representation of the work presented at the conference, each section features the diverse perspectives offered in Composition and Communication.

Author: Anne Teresa Demo


ISBN: 1602357374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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RHETORIC ACROSS BORDERS features twenty-one essays and six excerpts from the "In Conversation" panels convened at the sixteenth Biennial Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference. Participants engaged the conference theme of "Border Rhetorics" in ways that not only reinvigorated the border as a conceptual metaphor but also challenged boundaries within rhetorical scholarship. Although the volume includes only a select representation of the work presented at the conference, each section features the diverse perspectives offered in Composition and Communication. The first section, Between Materiality and Rhetoric, explores points of interface between rhetoric and materiality. Working from diverse periods and disciplinary orientations, the authors illuminate how attending to the mutuality between materiality and rhetoric engenders a productive revision and/or expansion of our approaches to essential aspects of rhetorical inquiry. The second section, Crossing Cultures: Refiguring Audience, Author, Text, and Borders, explores how various forms of translation, migration, and liminality can refigure our understanding of the interplay between audience, author, and text. Essays in the third section, Remapping the Political, examine the diverse genres that broaden our understanding of the res publica and the tactics employed to circumscribe politics. In the fourth section, Contesting Boundaries: Science, Technology, and Nature, authors consider how shifting notions of expertise and competing epistemologies alter our conceptions of science and the environment. The selected essays in the final section, Teaching Across Divides, explore the different boundaries that shape teaching in rhetoric and composition. Here, the authors reflect on the challenges and rewards gained by explicitly engaging the borders and boundarywork that often remains invisible to our students. These organizational groupings reflect thematic through-lines in the submissions as well as a confidence in Burke's perspective by incongruity as a method fitting the exploration of various borderlands. The volume concludes with fragments from select "In Conversation" panels that cover a range of issues from activism and intersectionality to publishing and rhetorical theory. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Anne Teresa Demo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. A past recipient of the National Communication Association's Golden Monograph award, her articles have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Women's Studies in Communication. She is the coeditor of Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form: Sighting Memory (Routledge, 2012) and The Motherhood Business: Communication, Consumption, and Privilege (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming).

New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders

... culture to cross borders, but for participatory popular culture, for audience-
produced materials, to cross them as well. ... structures of popular culture are
shaping the discourses and rhetoric of participatory popular culture across

Author: Bronwyn Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136635632

Category: Education

Page: 240

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How do students’ online literacy practices intersect with online popular culture? In this book scholars from a range of countries including Australia, Lebanon, Nepal, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States illustrate and analyze how literacy practices that are mediated through and influenced by popular culture create both opportunities and tensions for secondary and university students. The authors examine issues of theory, identity, and pedagogy as they address participatory popular culture sites such as fan forums, video, blogs, social networking sites, anime, memes, and comics and graphic novels. Uniquely bringing together scholarship about online literacy practices and the growing body of work on participatory popular culture, New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture across Borders makes distinctive contributions to an emerging field of study, pushing forward scholarship about literacy and identity in cross-cultural situations and advancing important conversations about issues of global flows and local responses to popular culture.

Fiction Across Borders

In choosing to embrace rather than avoid such racially charged rhetoric, Disgrace
suggests that racial borders cannot adequately be crossed through liberal
strategies of writing. Instead, its narrative choices produce a crowded style
through ...

Author: Shameem Black

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.

Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health Medicine

The moments of “down time” that they would have together provided space and
time for developing new rhetorical ... Engaged Rhetoric Across Borders Health
care practitioners and students of “first world” nations travel across national
borders ...

Author: Lisa Meloncon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315303741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures and Tables -- Contributors -- 1 Manifesting Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine -- 2 Historical Work in the Discourses of Health and Medicine -- 3 Ecological Investments and the Circulation of Rhetoric: Studying the "Saving Knowledge" of Dr. Emma Walker's Social Hygiene Lectures -- 4 Infrastructural Methodology: A Case in Protein as Public Health -- 5 Health Communication Methodology and Race -- 6 Bringing the Body Back Through Performative Phenomenology -- 7 "No Single Path": Desire Lines and Divergent Pathographies in Health and Medicine -- 8 Rhetorically Listening for Microwithdrawals of Consent in Research Practice -- 9 Medical Interiors: Materiality and Spatiality in Medical Rhetoric Research Methods -- 10 Ethical Research in "Health 2.0": Considerations for Scholars of Medical Rhetoric -- 11 Negotiating Informed Consent: Bueno aconsejar, mejor remediar (it is good to give advice, but it is better to solve the problem) -- 12 Translingual Rhetorical Engagement in Transcultural Health Spaces -- 13 Assemblage Mapping: A Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine -- 14 Medicalized Mosquitoes: Rhetorical Invention in Genetic Engineering for Disease Control -- 15 Experiments in Rhetoric: Invention and Neurorhetorical Play -- Index

Reading s across Borders

This ambiguity of borders is written into Robert Frost's “Mending Wall” (Frost 47),
a poem more enigmatic than the ... the line “Good fences make good neighbors”
can be read as part of a political rhetoric through which proximity and the ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004417885

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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These inter-disciplinary essays explore the foundational ambiguity of borders, their roles, functions and place in the Anglophone world, whether it be in history, politics, literature, art or music or, theoretically, in the critical relations between space, discourse and representation.

Border Rhetorics

orienting her discussion to the many “inters” that inform processes of individual
and collective identification in, on, between, and across borders,Johnson
endorses intersectionality as a critical-theoretical perspective. She argues that an

Author: D. Robert DeChaine

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817357160

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 283


Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4"Border Rhetorics "is a collection of essays that undertakes a wide-ranging examination of the US-Mexico border as it functions in the rhetorical production of civic unity in the United States."

Revolutions across Borders

Even more galling, black people who had found freedom within Canadian
borders were now – as Mackenzie quoted a ... 103 Radical abolitionists in the
United States were having none of this rhetoric and responded with outrage,
arguing that ...

Author: Maxime Dagenais

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773557758

Category: History

Page: 300

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Starting in 1837, rebels in Upper and Lower Canada revolted against British rule in an attempt to reform a colonial government that they believed was unjust. While this uprising is often perceived as a small-scale, localized event, Revolutions across Borders demonstrates that the Canadian Rebellion of 1837–38 was a major continental crisis with dramatic transnational consequences. In this groundbreaking study, contributors analyze the extent of the Canadian Rebellion beyond British North America and the turbulent Jacksonian period's influence on rebel leaders and the course of the rebellion. Exploring the rebellion's social and economic dimensions, its impact on American politics, policy-making, and the philosophy of manifest destiny, and the significant changes south of the border that influenced this Canadian uprising, the essays in this volume show just how malleable borderland relations were. Chapters investigate how Americans frustrated with the young republic considered an “alternative republic” in Canada, the new monetary system that the rebels planned to establish, how the rebellion played a major role in Martin Van Buren's defeat in the 1840 presidential election, and how America's changing economic alliances doomed the Canadian Rebellion before it even started. Reevaluating the implications of this transnational conflict, Revolutions across Borders brings new life and understanding to this turning point in the history of North America.

Kinship Across Borders

In other words, scrutinizing dominant rhetoric sheds light on the interests and
values that principally drive immigration practices. Immigration is a sufficiently
complex issue without the predominant bait-and-switch techniques. We have ...

Author: Kristin E. Heyer

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589019317

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The failure of current immigration policies in the United States has resulted in dire consequences: a significant increase in border deaths, a proliferation of smuggling networks, prolonged family separation, inhumane raids, a patchwork of local ordinances criminalizing activities of immigrants and those who harbor them, and the creation of an underclass—none of which are appropriate or just outcomes for those holding Christian commitments. Kinship Across Borders analyzes contemporary US immigration in the context of fundamental Christian beliefs about the human person, sin, family life, and global solidarity. Kristin Heyer expertly demonstrates how current US immigration policies reflect harmful neoliberal economic priorities, and why immigration cannot be reduced to security or legal issues alone. Rather, she explains that immigration involves a broad array of economic issues, trade policies, concerns of cultural tolerance and criminal justice, and, at root, an understanding of the human person. In Kinship Across Borders, Heyer has developed a Christian immigration ethic—grounded in scriptural, anthropological, and social teachings and rooted in the experiences of undocumented migrants—that calls society to promote concrete practices and policies reflecting justice and solidarity.

Hands Across Borders

" Part Three includes supplementary information on essay writing, research, and documentation. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.

Author: Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321095731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Hands Across Borders is a multicultural reader/rhetoric for developing writers with attention to the writing process and rhetorical modes. Part One is an overview of the writing/reading connection, the writing process (both paragraphs and essays), and the rhetorical modes. Part Two includes ten chapters of readings on high-interest multicultural topics, such as: "Home and Family: The Ambiguous Environment," "Language: Communication with Myself and Others," and "Finalities: Facing Illness, Age, and Death." Part Three includes supplementary information on essay writing, research, and documentation. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.

Occupational Therapies without Borders Volume 2 E Book

These two rhetorics, along with the rhetoric of progress, are individualistic in
focus, mirroring the departure from a communal approach to living by humans
across societies. While the rhetorics of power, fate and identity appear to have
had little ...

Author: Frank Kronenberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702049118

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

Contrastive Rhetoric

Rhetorical patterns of business letters by English and Russian speakers Maria
Loukianenko Wolfe Iowa State University ... the processes of business
communication across borders and between people speaking languages other
than English.

Author: Ulla Connor

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027291462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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This volume explores contrastive rhetoric for audiences in both ESL contexts and international EFL contexts, exposing the newest developments in theories of culture and discourse and pushing the boundaries beyond any previously staked ground. The book presents a comprehensive set of empirical investigations involving a number of first languages; 13 of the 17 authors are English-as-a-second-language speakers, many working in non-US contexts. This work develops a coherent agenda for contrastive rhetoric researchers, studying genres such as school writing, grant proposals, business letters, newspaper editorials, book reviews, and newspaper commentaries. Four chapters provide ethnographies and observations about contrastive rhetoric and the teaching of EFL and ESL. The book ends with a look to the future, suggesting it is more accurate to use the term ‘intercultural rhetoric’ to account for the richness of rhetoric variation of written texts and the varying contexts in which they are constructed.

Borders and Crime

Finally, more limited transfer and convergence occur, for example,where political
rhetoric may besimilar, but theactual measuresdeveloped may bequite different (
such as common political rhetoric across states on theneedto betough on sex ...

Author: S. Pickering

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283825

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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The collection considers the growing importance of the border as a prime site for criminal justice activity and explores the impact of border policing on human rights and global justice. It covers a range of subjects from e-trafficking, child soldiers, the 'global war on terror' in Africa and police activities that generate crime.

Speaking Rights to Power

We come to care across borders as we construct common visions of our shared
humanity, common fate, and social ... The rhetoric of human rights contains
powerful and flexible notions that locate voice, responsibility, agency, and justice
for ...

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199359264

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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How can "Speaking Rights to Power" construct political will to respond to human rights abuse worldwide? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns and using an innovative analysis of the politics of persuasion, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San Suu Kyi to Anna Hazare, from Congo to Colombia, and from the Arab Spring to Pussy Riot. Speaking Rights to Power addresses cutting edge debates on human rights and the ethic of care, cosmopolitanism, charismatic leadership, communicative action and political theater, and the role of social media. It draws on constructivist literature from social movement and international relations theory, and analyzes human rights as a form of global social imagination. Combining a normative contribution with judicious critique, this book shows how human rights rhetoric matters-and how to make it matter more.

Sikhs Across Borders

... the more obvious is that of oral accounts, but the role of visual accounts has
emerged consistently over the past decades within social analysis, ...
reconnecting tourism with a search of roots through routes. ... with rhetoric of “
returning home.

Author: Knut A. Jacobsen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441103581

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Sikhs Across Borders is the first study to explore patterns of transnational practices among European Sikhs, with particular focus on the links between the Sikhs in Europe, Punjab (the 'home-land') and within a global Sikh community. The book illustrates how local and transnational spheres coexist and interact in a multitude of social and cultural practices and discourses among European Sikhs past and present. Based on new empirical research Sikhs Across Borders book explores how religion continues to play a significant role in the daily lives of European Sikhs and is important for their maintenance of links with the homeland, as well as Sikhs in other parts of the world. The team of international contributors show how Sikhs are shaping new self-representations and identity constructions through a multitude of transnational practices on the individual, national and global level, such as marriages, pilgrimage narratives, and the use of the internet and new media. Further transnational practices examined include religious learning and teaching practices and responses to political events in the diaspora.

Creating Continuity Across Borders

These assumptions and the rhetoric through which they were expressed
constituted a political idiom in which various groups could communicate with one
another , ' though not without conflicts over how these ideas should be applied ...

Author: Judith A. Boruchoff


ISBN: UCSC:32106016374768

Category: Chicago ( Ill.)

Page: 624

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Writing Women Across Borders and Categories

With the exception of Wilson Harris ' s cross - cultural vision and the creolized
world of Sam Selvon ' s novels , several ... on the " rhetoric of ( unitary ) identity " (
Balutansky & Sourieau 3 ) that underlay colonization , enslavement and racism ...

Author: Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825846393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

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" Generally held to be rigid, borders and categories are nonetheless expanded when those bounded by the demarcations of hegemony, challenge its strictures. Significant instances of this constructive transgression can be found in the women's writing with which this collection of essays by international critics engages. Whereas in travel writing by women (Sarah Hobson, Dervla Murphy, Jan Morris) `transgression' is seen to have settled into a familiar strategy, in autobiography (Ann Fanshawe. Margaret Cavendish, Christine Brooke-Rose), cultural analysis (Virginia Woolf, Marianna Torgovnick, Donna Haraway), and fiction (Michelle Cliff, Jeanette Winterson, Ellen Galford, Fiona Cooper), women have succeeded in creating an innovative space for themselves. "

Shaping Science with Rhetoric

Preface This book is about interdisciplinarity — how scientists reach across
disciplinary borders to motivate colleagues with very different intellectual and
professional commitments to embark on new interdisciplinary line> of research.

Author: Leah Ceccarelli

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226099067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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In considering how scientists persuade colleagues to cross the disciplinary divide, this text examines three scientific monographs in their historical contexts: Dodzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937); Schrodinger's What is Life? (1944); and Wilson's Consilience (1998).

Mestiz Scripts Digital Migrations and the Territories of Writing

appeals make a compelling case for enlarging the frameworks that composition
and rhetoric specialists use to study and ... Anzaldúa herself argues for the need
to think across cultures and borders and the building of unity between Chicanos ...

Author: Damián Baca

Publisher: New Concepts in Latino America

ISBN: UOM:39015076139396

Category: History

Page: 210

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Conventional scholarship on written communication positions the Western alphabet as a precondition for literacy. Thus, pictographic, non-verbal writing practices of Mesoamerica remain obscured by representations of lettered speech. This book examines how contemporary [email protected] scripts challenge alphabetic dominance, thereby undermining the colonized territories of "writing." Strategic weavings of Aztec and European inscription systems not only promote historically-grounded accounts of how recorded information is expressed across cultures, but also speak to emerging studies on "visual/multimodal" education. Baca-Espinosa argues that [email protected] literacies advance "new" ways of reading and writing, applicable to diverse classrooms of the twenty-first century.

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

1 The existence of borders is a vivid example of states asserting their power over
the flows of multitudinous forms of life. All the rhetoric about free trade across
borders applies only to global traders and their goods—not to average people.

Author: Sandor Ellix Katz

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603580175

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 662


An instant classic for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists. Food in America is cheap and abundant, yet the vast majority of it is diminished in terms of flavor and nutrition, anonymous and mysterious after being shipped thousands of miles and passing through inscrutable supply chains, and controlled by multinational corporations. In our system of globalized food commodities, convenience replaces quality and a connection to the source of our food. Most of us know almost nothing about how our food is grown or produced, where it comes from, and what health value it really has. It is food as pure corporate commodity. We all deserve much better than that. In The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, author Sandor Ellix Katz (Wild Fermentation, Chelsea Green 2003) profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food. From community-supported local farmers, community gardeners, and seed saving activists, to underground distribution networks of contraband foods and food resources rescued from the waste stream, this book shows how ordinary people can resist the dominant system, revive community-based food production, and take direct responsibility for their own health and nutrition.

A World Beyond Borders

The group opened branches across the country and attracted widespread sup-
port from both political parties. ... as one journalist later wrote, the “force, the
passion, and the rhetoric [behind the League] were uniquely American and

Author: David MacKenzie

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442693692

Category: History

Page: 208

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This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, when there were very few international organizations in existence, A World Beyond Borders traces the growth of IOs through to the close of the century, when there were literally thousands at the heart of the international system. Following this chronological order, the book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today, involved in all aspects of international relations including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This book is the first in the Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press International Themes and Issues Series, which is dedicated to publishing concise, focused overviews of topics that are of international significance in the study of history.