Active Voices

This collection balances in-depth analyses of particular movements and pedagogical projects with broader perspectives on how language and embodied action shape avenues for activism.

Author: Sharon McKenzie Stevens

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438426433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.

The Rhetoric of Social Movements

We have argued that the rhetoricity of the march is analogous to the rhetoric of social movement(s). The march is a rhetorical assembly engaged in collective social motion that is eventful. Like social movement itself, marching applies ...

Author: Nathan Crick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429790522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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This collection provides an accessible yet rigorous survey of the rhetorical study of historical and contemporary social movements and promotes the study of relations between strategy, symbolic action, and social assemblage. Offering a comprehensive collection of the latest research in the field, The Rhetoric of Social Movements: Networks, Power, and New Media suggests a framework for the study of social movements grounded in a methodology of "slow inquiry" and the interconnectedness of these imminent phenomena. Chapters address the rhetorical tactics that social movements use to gain attention and challenge power; the centrality of traditional and new media in social movements; the operations of power in movement organization, leadership, and local and global networking; and emerging contents and environments for social movements in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is framed by case studies (drawn from movements across the world, ranging from Black Lives Matter and Occupy to Greek anarchism and indigenous land protests) that ground conceptual characteristics of social movements in their continuously unfolding reality, furnishing readers with both practical and theoretical insights. The Rhetoric of Social Movements will be of interest to scholars and advanced students of rhetoric, communication, media studies, cultural studies, social protest and activism, and political science.

Reggae Rastafari and the Rhetoric of Social Control

establishment's simply " capitulate " to the demands of a social movement ( Bowers , Ochs , and Jensen 63 ) . ... How this came about has additional implications for understanding social movements and the rhetoric of social control .

Author: Stephen A. King

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578064899

Category: Music

Page: 173

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"Visitors to Jamaica are often unaware that reggae was a revolutionary music rooted in the suffering of Jamaica's poor. Rastafarians were once a target of police harassment and public condemnation. Now the music is a marketing tool, and the Rastafarians are no longer a "violent counterculture" but an important symbol of Jamaica's new cultural heritage.".

What Democracy Looks Like

A compelling and timely collection that combines two distinct but related theories in rhetoric and communication studies

Author: Christina R. Foust

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817358938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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What Democracy Looks Like is a compelling and timely collection which combines two distinct but related theories in rhetoric and communication studies, while also exploring theories and ideas espoused by those in sociology, political science, and cultural studies. Recent protests around the world (such as the Arab Spring uprisings and Occupy Wall Street movements) have drawn renewed interest to the study of social change and, especially, to the manner in which words, images, events, and ideas associated with protestors can “move the social.” What Democracy Looks Like is an attempt to foster a more coherent understanding of social change among scholars of rhetoric and communication studies by juxtaposing the ideas of social movements and counterpublics—historically two key factors significant in the study of social change. Foust, Pason, and Zittlow Rogness’s volume compiles the voices of leading and new scholars who are contributing to the history, application, and new directions of these two concepts, all in conversation with a number of acts of resistance or social change. The theories of social movements and counterpublics are related, but distinct. Social movement theories tend to be concerned with enacting policy and legislative changes. Scholars flying this flag have concentrated on the organization and language (for example, rallies and speeches) that are meant to enact social change. Counterpublic theory, on the other hand, focuses less on policy changes and more on the unequal distribution of power and resources among different protest groups, which is sometimes synonymous with subordinated identity groups such as race, gender, sexuality, and class. Nonetheless, contributors argue that in recent years the distinctions between these two methods have become less evident. By putting the literatures of the two theories in conversation with one another, these scholars seek to promote and imagine social change outside the typical binaries.

Water Rhetoric and Social Justice

“Defining Social Movements by Their Rhetorical Form.” Central States Speech Journal 31, no. 4: 267–73. Charland, Maurice. 1987. “Constitutive Rhetoric: The Case of the Peuple Québécois.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 73, no. 2: 133–50.

Author: Casey R. Schmitt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793605221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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Water, Rhetoric, and Social Justice: A Critical Confluence examines how individuals and communities have responded on a global scale to present day water crises as matters of social justice, through oratory, mass demonstration, deliberation, testimony, and other rhetorical appeals. This book applies critical communication methods and perspectives to interrogate the pressing yet mind-boggling dilemma currently faced in environmental studies and policy: that clean water, the very stuff of life, which flows freely from the tap in affluent areas, is also denied to huge populations, materially and fluidly exemplifying the currents of justice, liberty, and equity. Contributors highlight discourse and water justice movements in nonofficial spheres from activists, artists, and the grassroots. In extending the technical, economic, moral, and political conversations on water justice, this collection applies special focus on the novel rhetorical concepts and responses not necessarily unique to but especially enacted in water justice situations. Scholars of rhetoric, sociology, activism, communication, and environmental studies will find this book particularly useful.

The Rhetoric of Social Intervention

this book is geared primarily to upper-level undergraduateand beginning graduate students in courses such as rhetorical criticism, rhetorical theory, public address, social movements, and persuasion, its approach to social change can be ...

Author: Susan K. Opt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412956895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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The first-ever thorough exploration and discussion of the rhetorical model of social invention [RSI] (initially conceived by rhetorical theorist William R. Brown) for today's students and scholars.