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Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication


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This series is our home for cutting-edge scholarly studies and edited collections in the fields of rhetoric and writing studies. Interdisciplinary in approaches, these titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Language and Power on the Rhetorical Stage Theory in the Body

Language and Power on the Rhetorical Stage: Theory in the Body

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Fiona Harris Ramsby
December 30, 2020

Through a fusion of narrative and analysis, Language and Power on the Rhetorical Stage examines how theater can enact critical discourse analysis and how micro-instances of iniquitous language use have been politically and historically reiterated to oppress and deny equal rights to marginalized ...

Sacred Rhetorical Education in 19th Century America Austin Phelps at Andover Theological Seminary

Sacred Rhetorical Education in 19th Century America: Austin Phelps at Andover Theological Seminary

1st Edition

By Michael-John DePalma
February 04, 2020

This book offers new insight into the ways rhetorical educators’ religious motives influenced the shape of nineteenth-century rhetorical education and invites scholars of writing and rhetoric to consider what the study of religiously-animated pedagogies might reveal about rhetorical education ...

The Effects of Intellectual Property Law in Writing Studies Ethics, Sponsors, and Academic Knowledge-Making

The Effects of Intellectual Property Law in Writing Studies: Ethics, Sponsors, and Academic Knowledge-Making

1st Edition

By Karen J. Lunsford, James P. Purdy
December 05, 2019

This book documents the intellectual property experiences of writing studies scholars and challenges naturalized ways of responding to intellectual property concerns. Analyzing results of a nationwide survey and semi-structured interviews to examine ways decisions about intellectual property (IP)...

Rhetorical Ethos in Health and Medicine Patient Credibility, Stigma, and Misdiagnosis

Rhetorical Ethos in Health and Medicine: Patient Credibility, Stigma, and Misdiagnosis

1st Edition

By Cathryn Molloy
October 17, 2019

This book explores rhetorical ethos and its ongoing role in patients’ credibility and in misdiagnoses stemming from gender, race and class-based biases. Drawing on the concept of ethos as a theoretical framework, it explores health and mental illness across different conditions and across different...

Digital Ethics Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression

Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression

1st Edition

Edited By Jessica Reyman, Erika M. Sparby
August 12, 2019

Digital Ethics delves into the shifting legal and ethical landscape in digital spaces and explores productive approaches for theorizing, understanding, and navigating through difficult ethical issues online. Contributions from leading scholars address how changing technologies and media over the ...

The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses

The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century: Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses

1st Edition

Edited By Heather Graves, David Edward Beard
April 15, 2019

This book examines mass communication and civic participation in the age of oil, analyzing the rhetorical and discursive ways that governments and corporations shape public opinion and public policy and activists attempt to reframe public debates to resist corporate framing. In the twenty-first ...

Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” in the Age of Pseudocracy

Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” in the Age of Pseudocracy

1st Edition

By Hans Ostrom, William Haltom
March 26, 2018

Orwell’s "Politics and the English Language" in the Age of Pseudocracy visits the essay as if for the first time, clearing away lore about the essay and responding to the prose itself. It shows how many of Orwell’s rules and admonitions are far less useful than they are famed to be, but it also ...

Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education American Women Learn to Speak

Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak

1st Edition

Edited By David Gold, Catherine L. Hobbs
February 06, 2018

Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation ...

Software Evangelism and the Rhetoric of Morality Coding Justice in a Digital Democracy

Software Evangelism and the Rhetoric of Morality: Coding Justice in a Digital Democracy

1st Edition

By Jennifer Helene Maher
February 05, 2018

Examining the layers of meaning encoded in software and the rhetoric surrounding it, this book offers a much-needed perspective on the intersections between software, morality, and politics. In software development culture, evangelism typically denotes a rhetorical practice that aims to convert ...

Authorship Contested Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author

Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author

1st Edition

Edited By Amy E. Robillard, Ron Fortune
December 08, 2017

This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point—authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is...

Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies Networks, Affect, Electracy

Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affect, Electracy

1st Edition

By Sean Morey
December 08, 2017

This book theorizes digital logics and applications for the rhetorical canon of delivery. Digital writing technologies invite a re-evaluation about what delivery can offer to rhetorical studies and writing practices. Sean Morey argues that what delivery provides is access to the unspeakable, ...

Sexual Rhetorics Methods, Identities, Publics

Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Alexander, Jacqueline Rhodes
December 08, 2017

Sexual rhetoric is the self-conscious and critical engagement with discourses of sexuality that exposes both their naturalization and their queering, their torquing to create different or counter-discourses, giving voice and agency to multiple and complex sexual experiences. This volume explores ...

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