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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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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 ...

Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

1st Edition

By Francis L.F. Lee, Chin-Chuan Lee, Mike Z. Yao, Tsan-Kuo Chang, Fen Jennifer Lin, Chris Fei Shen
October 12, 2017

As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At the same time, international communication scholars have long been interested in how local, ...

Pedagogies of Public Memory Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives

Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Greer, Laurie Grobman
October 12, 2017

Pedagogies of Public Memory explores opportunities for writing and rhetorical education at museums, archives, and memorials. Readers will follow students working and writing at well-known sites of international interest (e.g., the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the ...

The Rhetoric of Videogames as Embodied Practice Procedural Habits

The Rhetoric of Videogames as Embodied Practice: Procedural Habits

1st Edition

By Steve Holmes
September 25, 2017

The Rhetoric of Videogames as Embodied Practice offers a critical reassessment of embodiment and materiality in rhetorical considerations of videogames. Holmes argues that rhetorical and philosophical conceptions of "habit" offer a critical resource for describing the interplay between thinking (...

Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

1st Edition

By Katrina M. Powell
June 16, 2017

In this book, Powell examines the ways that identities are constructed in displacement narratives based on cases of eminent domain, natural disaster, and civil unrest, attending specifically to the rhetorical strategies employed as barriers and boundaries intersect with individual lives. She ...

Mapping Christian Rhetorics Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories

Mapping Christian Rhetorics: Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories

1st Edition

Edited By Michael-John DePalma, Jeffrey M. Ringer
June 16, 2017

The continued importance of Christian rhetorics in political, social, pedagogical, and civic affairs suggests that such rhetorics not only belong on the map of rhetorical studies, but are indeed essential to the geography of rhetorical studies in the twenty-first century. This collection argues ...

The Multimediated Rhetoric of the Internet Digital Fusion

The Multimediated Rhetoric of the Internet: Digital Fusion

1st Edition

By Carolyn Handa
June 16, 2017

This project is a critical, rhetorical study of the digital text we call the Internet, in particular the style and figurative surface of its many pages as well as the conceptual, design patterns structuring the content of those same pages. Handa argues that as our lives become increasingly digital,...

The Radical Pedagogies of Socrates and Freire Ancient Rhetoric/Radical Praxis

The Radical Pedagogies of Socrates and Freire: Ancient Rhetoric/Radical Praxis

1st Edition

By Stephen Brown
June 16, 2017

Situating contemporary critical praxis at the intersection of the social, the political, and the rhetorical, this book is a provocative inquiry into the teaching philosophies of Plato’s Socrates and Paulo Freire that has profound implications for contemporary education. Brown not only sheds new ...

American Political Discourse on China

American Political Discourse on China

1st Edition

By Michelle Murray Yang
June 08, 2017

Despite the U.S. and China’s shared economic and political interests, distrust between the nations persists. How does the United States rhetorically navigate its relationship with China in the midst of continued distrust? This book pursues this question by rhetorically analyzing U.S. news and ...

Professional Communication and Network Interaction A Rhetorical and Ethical Approach

Professional Communication and Network Interaction: A Rhetorical and Ethical Approach

1st Edition

By Heidi A. McKee, James E. Porter
June 08, 2017

Digital technologies and social media have changed the processes, products, and interactions of professional communication, reshaping how, when, with whom, and where business professionals communicate. This book examines these changes by asking: How does rhetorical theory need to adapt and develop ...

Communication, Public Discourse, and Road Safety Campaigns Persuading People to Be Safer

Communication, Public Discourse, and Road Safety Campaigns: Persuading People to Be Safer

1st Edition

By Nurit Guttman
February 07, 2017

This book discusses the use of communication campaigns to promote road safety, arguing that they need to elicit public discourse on issues pertaining to culture, equity, gender, workplace norms, environmental issues, and social solidarity. Increasingly, new media channels and formats are employed ...

Rhetorical Realism Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things

Rhetorical Realism: Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things

1st Edition

By Scot Barnett
December 08, 2016

Rhetorical Realism responds to the surging interest in nonhumans across the humanities by exploring how realist commitments have historically accompanied understandings of rhetoric from antiquity to the present. For a discipline that often defines itself according to human speech and writing, the ...

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