Rhetorics for Community Action

The book shows how public groups embed competing democratic ideals into the rhetorical structures of their texts, how they work with and against traditional media to spread those ideals, and how teachers can partner with community ...

Author: Phyllis Mentzell Ryder

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739137680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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Offering both theoretical analysis and classroom advice, Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics, by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, is a guide to studying and teaching public writing. The book shows how public groups embed competing democratic ideals into the rhetorical structures of their texts, how they work with and against traditional media to spread those ideals, and how teachers can partner with community organizations and support students as they practice public writing in all its complexity.

Unruly Rhetorics

Throughout her career she has written on and taught about rhetorics of dissent,
both visual and written. ... His publications include Democracies to Come:
Rhetorical Action, Neoliberalism, and Communities of Resistance, coauthored
with ...

Author: Jonathan Alexander

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822986430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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What forces bring ordinary people together in public to make their voices heard? What means do they use to break through impediments to democratic participation? Unruly Rhetorics is a collection of essays from scholars in rhetoric, communication, and writing studies inquiring into conditions for activism, political protest, and public assembly. An introduction drawing on Jacques Rancière and Judith Butler explores the conditions under which civil discourse cannot adequately redress suffering or injustice. The essays offer analyses of “unruliness” in case studies from both twenty-first-century and historical sites of social-justice protest. The collection concludes with an afterword highlighting and inviting further exploration of the ethical, political, and pedagogical questions unruly rhetorics raise. Examining multiple modes of expression – embodied, print, digital, and sonic – Unruly Rhetorics points to the possibility that unruliness, more than just one of many rhetorical strategies within political activity, is constitutive of the political itself.

Dissertation Abstracts International

3394A Focusing the family : The rhetorical construction of " family values " in
contemporary cultural politics . Platt , Carrie Anne , p . 3394A Rhetoric and
composition Community action : A framework for egalitarian , reciprocal
community ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132702544

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Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics

rhetoric. (. Flower. Community. Literacy ) . Based on Wayne Peck ' s observations
of the inventive , transactional purposes to which the everyday people in his
neighborhood put literacy , the CLC tested four principles of literate social action :
a ...

Author: Elenore Long

Publisher: Reference Guides to Rhetoric a

ISBN: UOM:39015077603556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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Offering a comparative analysis of "community-literacy studies," COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS traces common values in diverse accounts of "ordinary people going public." Elenore Long offers a five-point theoretical framework. Used to review major community-literacy projects that have emerged in recent years, this local public framework uncovers profound differences, with significant consequence, within five formative perspectives: 1) the guiding metaphor behind such projects; 2) the context that defines a "local" public, shaping what is an effective, even possible performance, 3) the tenor and affective register of the discourse; 4) the literate practices that shape the discourse; and, most signficantly, 5) the nature of rhetorical invention or the generative process by which people in these accounts respond to exigencies, such as getting around gatekeepers, affirming identities, and speaking out with others across difference. COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS also examines pedagogies that educators can use to help students to go public in the course of their rhetorical education at college. the concluding chapter adapts local-public literacies to college curricula and examines how these literate moves elicit different kinds of engagement from students and require different kinds of scaffolding from teachers and community educators. A glossary and annotated bibliography provide the basis for further inquiry and research. ABOUT THE AUTHOR After completing a postdoctoral fellowship through Pittsburgh's Community Literacy Center and Carnegie Mellon University, Elenore Long continued to direct community-literacy initiatives with Wayne Peck and Joyce Baskins. With Linda Flower and Lorraine Higgins, she published LEARNING TO RIVAL: A LITERATE PRACTICE FOR INTERCULTURAL INQUIRy. They recently published a fifteen-year retrospective for the COMMUNITY LITERACY JOURNAL. She currently directs the composition program and Writers' Center at Eastern Washington University. ADVANCE PRAISE . . . "COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS is the perfect entry to the exuberant practice of literacy in community. It brings contemporary research to life-in people, stories, and purposes. And it documents the amazingly diverse ways ordinary people go public. Moreover, Elenore Long's imaginative theoretical framework lets us understand and critically compare alternative images of local public life-from the literate worlds of church women, writing groups, and street gangs to the performances of community organizing, street theater, and local think tanks. Long's analytical and profoundly rhetorical insight is to compare community literacies in terms of their framing metaphors, privileged practices, and processes of rhetorical invention. And that is perhaps what makes the final chapter such a pedagogical powerhouse-a brilliantly critical and concrete guide to supporting our students and ourselves in local literate action." -Linda Flower, Carnegie Mellon "Elenore Long's COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS begins to articulate a history for community literacy studies, and such a history is essential for helping us figure out where we are going with this area of inquiry. Long provides a new set of tools as well, and her local publics framework, in particular, will prove valuable to researchers and teachers alike." -Jeff Grabill

Readings in Rhetorical Fieldwork

... the mundane, the oppressed, the oppositional) rhetorical field methods both
challenge who counts as a rhetorical community worth studying, and what counts
as a form of rhetorical action worthy of scrutiny (Ono & Sloop, 1995; Sloop & Ono,

Author: Samantha Senda-Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351190459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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Readings in Rhetorical Fieldwork compiles foundational articles highlighting the development of fieldwork in rhetorical criticism. Presenting a wide variety of approaches, the volume begins with a section establishing the starting points for the development of fieldwork in rhetorical criticism and then examines five topics: Space & Place; Public Memory; Publics and Counterpublics; Advocacy and Activism; and Science, Technology, and Medicine. Within these sections, readers evaluate a full spectrum of methods, from interviews, to oral histories, to participant observation. This volume is invaluable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of rhetorical criticism, rhetorical fieldwork, and qualitative methods looking for a comprehensive overview of the development of rhetorical fieldwork.

Proceedings Annual Conference

Even in the newer , and therefore still hopeful , agencies such as the community
action agencies there is the constant ... attitudes toward their charges as are
conventional middle class people , though the rhetorics might well be different .

Author: American Association of Housing Educators. Conference


ISBN: CORNELL:31924061435883

Category: Housing


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On Consumer Culture Identity the Church and the Rhetorics of Delight

endure and can be shared, 'I will be “at home” in a community of practice just to
the extent that the shared habitus of the ... Our social practices constitute a world
in which we have freedom to act; but those social practices also weight our ...

Author: Mark Clavier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501330957

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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The Reading Augustine series presents short, engaging books offering personal readings of St. Augustine of Hippo's contributions to western philosophical, literary, and religious life. Mark Clavier's On Consumer Culture, Identity, The Church and the Rhetorics of Delight draws on Augustine of Hippo to provide a theological explanation for the success of marketing and consumer culture. Augustine's thought, rooted in rhetorical theory, presents a brilliant understanding of the experiences of damnation and salvation that takes seriously the often hidden psychology of human motivation. Clavier examines how Augustine's keen insight into the power of delight over personal notions of freedom and self-identity can be used to shed light on how the constant lure of promised happiness shapes our identities as consumers. From Augustine's perspective, it is only by addressing the sources of delight within consumerism and by rediscovering the wellsprings of God's delight that we can effectively challenge consumer culture. To an age awash with commercial rhetoric, the fifth-century Bishop of Hippo offers a theological rhetoric that is surprisingly contemporary and insightful.

Twentieth century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

the mission of the Community House by involving inner - city youth and adults in
collaborative problem solving through literate action based in part on Flower ' s
social cognitive theory of writing . By consciously engaging in the process of ...

Author: Michael G. Moran

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028493968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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Much work has been done on rhetoric and rhetorical theory in the 20th century, with scientists discussing the rhetoric of the scientific method and philosophers debating the rhetoric of the metaphysical tradition. This reference summarizes major trends in rhetoric during the last hundred years. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 40 20th- century rhetoricians, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Edward P. J. Corbett, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Walter J. Ong, and I. A. Richards. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, an analysis of the figure's rhetorical theory, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works. The volume concludes with extensive bibliographical material.

Readings on the Rhetoric of Social Protest

15 We have talked of the rhetoric of confronSimilarly , the perception of confronta
tation , not merely confrontation ... and whose passion Negroes are dead , your
community is for action equals or exceeds their passion destroyed , and whites ...

Author: Charles E. Morris

Publisher: Strata Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132849675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

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Crime and Social Justice

... has been that between the increasingly radical Right ( full of moralistic rhetoric
and apparently popular preoccupations ) ... COMMUNITY POLITICS AND
ACTION As Stan Cohen ( 1979 ) has pointed out , the recent development of
official talk ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105071067305

Category: Crime


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Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice

Author: Kristine Blair

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015082741987

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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This is the first book collection to devote itself exclusively to issues related to women's lives in a culture of technology. As such, it is a key addition to feminist new media scholarship in computers and composition. The book holds special appeal as the editors have put into conversation chapters of authors from diverse disciplines. The value that is placed on cross-disciplinary work is further demonstrated in the mix of theoretical, pedagogical, and rhetorical research that enriches the book in its entirety. To explore the variety of cyberfeminist webs, the collection has been organized around three themes. Chapters in 'Forming Virtual Kinships' examine cyberfeminist practices that do not neatly operate in standard academic communities such as classrooms or cultural centers, instead foregrounding the extent to which female communities evolve around aspects of women's daily lives as mothers, consumers, and workers. Chapters in 'Redrawing Academic Boundaries' offer a glimpse of practice within more defined pedagogical spaces, providing a sense of the ways in which classroom and community network boundaries are often blurred and disrupted. Last, the text moves to explore how cyberfeminist webs both on the beyond the borders of standard spaces are developed using a variety of theoretical standpoints.

Community based Prevention

Community - Based Public Health Initiative . ... The Rhetorics and Realities of
Community Health Care : The Limits of Countervailing Powers to Meet the Health
Care ... Approaches and Dilemmas in Community - Based Research and Action .

Author: Ross C. Brownson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: UOM:39015043295917

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 314

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Community-Based Prevention: Programs that Work is a topical book created from Aspen's Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. It covers everything from how to assess the health needs of a community to the actual development and implementation of community-based prevention programs. It provides actual examples from all over the country while looking at multiple health issues such as breast cancer, early detection and chronic disease mortality.

Romancing Rhetorics

Their works show the community in action and collaboration , a community of
men and women alike . By continuing to explore expressivist rhetorics from a
feminist perspective , we can not only widen the tradition from which they arise ,
but we ...

Author: Sherrie L. Gradin

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106015914721

Category: Cultural pluralism)

Page: 187

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Romancing Rhetorics shows how expressivism is historically related to romanticism and interprets this connection in a positive light.

Rhetorical Bodies

... natural , inevitable outcome of the work that everyone in the larger lesbian and
gay movement had done for over twenty years ” ( Queer in America 70 ) . He sites
the teleology of noting in an internalized history of community action , arguing ...

Author: Jack Selzer


ISBN: UOM:39015047536563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

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What significance does the physical, material body still have in a world of virtual reality and genetic cloning? How do technology and postmodern rhetoric influence our understanding of the body? And how can our discussion of the body affect the way we handle crises in public policy—the politics of race and ethnicity; issues of "family values" that revolve around sexual and gender identities; the choices revolving around reproduction and genome projects, and the spread of disease? Leading scholars in rhetoric and communication, as well as literary and cultural studies, address some of the most important topics currently being discussed in the human sciences. The essays collected here suggest the wide range of public arenas in which rhetoric is operative—from abortion clinics and the World Wide Web to the media's depiction of illiteracy and the Donner Party. These studies demonstrate how the discourse of AIDS prevention or Demi Moore's "beautiful pregnancy" call to mind the physical nature of being human and the ways in which language and other symbols reflect and create the physical world.

Visual Rhetoric

In material original to this volume, editors Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, and Diane S. Hope present a critical perspective that links visuality and rhetoric, locates the study of visual rhetoric within the disciplinary framework of ...

Author: Lester C. Olson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412949194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 437

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Visual images, artifacts, and performances play a powerful part in shaping U.S. culture. To understand the dynamics of public persuasion, students must understand this “visual rhetoric.” This rich anthology contains 20 exemplary studies of visual rhetoric, exploring an array of visual communication forms, from photographs, prints, television documentary, and film to stamps, advertisements, and tattoos. In material original to this volume, editors Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, and Diane S. Hope present a critical perspective that links visuality and rhetoric, locates the study of visual rhetoric within the disciplinary framework of communication, and explores the role of the visual in the cultural space of the United States. Enhanced with these critical editorial perspectives, Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture provides a conceptual framework for students to understand and reflect on the role of visual communication in the cultural and public sphere of the United States. Key Features and Benefits Five broad pairs of rhetorical action—performing and seeing; remembering and memorializing; confronting and resisting; commodifying and consuming; governing and authorizing—introduce students to the ways visual images and artifacts become powerful tools of persuasion Each section opens with substantive editorial commentary to provide readers with a clear conceptual framework for understanding the rhetorical action in question, and closes with discussion questions to encourage reflection among the essays The collection includes a range of media, cultures, and time periods; covers a wide range of scholarly approaches and methods of handling primary materials; and attends to issues of gender, race, sexuality and class Contributors include: Thomas Benson; Barbara Biesecker; Carole Blair; Dan Brouwer; Dana Cloud; Kevin Michael DeLuca; Anne Teresa Demo; Janis L. Edwards; Keith V. Erickson; Cara A. Finnegan; Bruce Gronbeck; Robert Hariman; Christine Harold; Ekaterina Haskins; Diane S. Hope; Judith Lancioni; Margaret R. LaWare; John Louis Lucaites; Neil Michel; Charles E. Morris III; Lester C. Olson; Shawn J. Parry-Giles; Ronald Shields; John M. Sloop; Nathan Stormer; Reginald Twigg and Carol K. Winkler “This book significantly advances theory and method in the study of visual rhetoric through its comprehensive approach and wise separations of key conceptual components.” —Julianne H. Newton, University of Oregon

Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students

In rhetorical reasoning , premises are drawn from beliefs accepted by all or most
members of a community . ... Cicero ' s arguments in Roman courts and in the
Senate , for example , usually involved premises about human action - whether ...

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015064897898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

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This rhetoric revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers. This is a fresh interpretation of the ancient canons of composing: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. It shows that rhetoric, as it was practiced and taught by the ancients, was an intrinsic part of daily life and of communal discourse about current events. This book gives special emphasis to classic strategies of invention, devoting separate chapters to stasis theory, common and special topics, formal topics, ethos, pathos, extrinsic proofs, and Aristotelian means of reasoning. The authors' engaging discussion and their many contemporary examples of ancient rhetorical principles present rhetoric as a set of flexible, situational practices. This practical history draws the most relevant and useful concepts from ancient rhetorics and discusses, updates, and offers them for use in the contemporary composition classroom. Individuals interested in reading about the ancient canons of composing. Crowley Ancient_Rhetorics_for_Contemporary_Students SMP Page 1 of 1

Critical Situations

. . . In that way, this text has figured out [how to support] a course's work if the course's works isn't text based.

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0321246535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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Critical Situations encourages students to identify critical situations in their communities, to develop rhetorical strategies for taking action in those situations, and to produce community-based writing projects. Critical Situations is an inquiry-driven brief rhetoric that introduces students to ancient rhetorical methods for inventing and arranging texts. These ancient methods are integrated into contemporary public writing, advocacy, and cultural studies approaches to composition as students write in response to situations in their communities, producing meaningful texts that motivate them to write. Historical and contemporary case studies are integrated into writing instruction to provide a strong introduction to rhetoric. A series of workshops offers students the opportunities to explore practical, theoretical, and ethical aspects of composition. students the opportunities to explore practical, theoretical, and ethical aspects of composition.

The Responsibilities of Rhetoric

Burke ' s celebrated definition of rhetoric may also effectively double as a
definition of politics : “ the use of words ( or other symbols , even violence , as in
the case of the attacks of 9 / 11 ] by human agents to form attitudes or to induce
actions in other human agents . ... your audience to a community to which they
may or may not want to belong or to beliefs they may or may not share ” or “
examine a ...

Author: Rhetoric Society of America. Conference

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 1577666232

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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The Responsibilities of Rhetoric combines reflections on today's globalized world with responsive glances toward the rhetoric of the future. A product of the 2008 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, thirty-one contributors ask, if rhetors are responsible and responsive to their publics, if rhetoricians instruct and empower those who learn from them, what are the responsibilities of rhetoric in our time? Their discussions implicate the promotion of public reason in society, the ability to unite publics and communities, the commitment to provide visions of the possible, and the responsibility to prepare students to think and deliberate in contemporary society.

Library Information Science Abstracts

This article argues for a radical and symbolic / rhetorical view of community ,
regarding it a discursive construct purposefully ... This article argues that
engaged " action research " can help professional writing researchers both
develop new and ...



ISBN: UOM:39015063398161

Category: Information science


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