By Seth Kahn, JongHwa Lee

This volume examines the function of rhetoric in today’s tradition of democratic activism. the amount takes on of the main major demanding situations at the moment dealing with modern rhetorical experiences: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in international context, and (2) the principal position of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In offering quite a few political and rhetorical struggles of their particular contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee enable individuals to mirror on and complex percentages for either activist methods to rhetorical reports, and rhetorical methods to activist tasks, facilitating greater realizing the socio-political results of this paintings.

With members from widely recognized students in communique and composition reports, the gathering deals sensible circumstances that spotlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic rules and practices. It additionally considers theoretical questions that recognize profound voids within the rhetorical culture (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and extend the horizon of conventional rhetorical views. It advocates new wisdom and practices that additional advertise civic engagement, social switch and democracy within the international context.

Activism and Rhetoric will be acceptable for students and scholars throughout disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, verbal exchange experiences, political technological know-how, cultural experiences, and women’s reports.

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Htm. ——, The German Ideology. N. pag. Marxists Internet Archive, 1845. Web. 22 Sept. 2009. org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/. ——, Capital, vol. 1. N. pag. Marxists Internet Archive, 1848. Web. 22 Sept. 2009. org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/. Marx, Karl, and Friederich Engels. Manifesto of the Communist Party. N. pag. Marxists Internet Archive, 1848. Web. 22 Sept. 2009. htm. 24 Dana L. Cloud Nolen, Julie. ” Daily Texan Online, 20 June 2000. Web. 22 Sept. 2009. ” Public Citizen. d. Web.

Braun’s “Against Decorous Civility: Acting as if You Live in a Democracy” (Chapter 13) analyzes the problem (or paradox) of how she was (at a previous institution) encouraged to teach and write about “critical citizenship” but not allowed to practice it within the university’s regimes, where administrators employ neo-conservative politics, grounded in neoliberal economics, which she finds profoundly anti-democratic and anti-rhetorical. ” In “You Can’t Get There from Here: Higher Education, Labor Activism, and Challenges of Neoliberal Globalization” (Chapter 14), Kevin Mahoney argues for linking emergent political rhetorics— network theory, Hardt and Negri’s “multitude,” and anti-globalization—to local academic union organizing campaigns.

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