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  • Learning to Rival: A Literate Practice for Intercultural Inquiry book cover

    Learning to Rival

    A Literate Practice for Intercultural Inquiry

    By Linda Flower, Elenore Long, Lorraine Higgins

    Learning to Rival tells the inside story of college and high school writers learning to "rival"--to actively seek rival hypotheses and negotiate alternative perspectives on charged questions. It shows how this interdisciplinary literate practice alters with the context of use and how, in learning…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series

  • Aspects of Confused Speech: A Study of Verbal Interaction Between Confused and Normal Speakers book cover

    Aspects of Confused Speech

    A Study of Verbal Interaction Between Confused and Normal Speakers

    By Pamela Shakespeare

    Based on research focusing on the experience of having confused speech and being with confused speakers, this book begins with everyday, commonly understood ideas such as "talking too much" and examines how confused speech is "brought off" as a collaborative activity by the people involved. The…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Exploding Steamboats, Senate Debates, and Technical Reports: The Convergence of Technology, Politics, and Rhetoric in the Steamboat Bill of 1838 book cover

    Exploding Steamboats, Senate Debates, and Technical Reports

    The Convergence of Technology, Politics, and Rhetoric in the Steamboat Bill of 1838

    By R. John Brockmann

    By 1838, over two thousand Americans had been killed and many hundreds injured by exploding steam engines on steamboats. After calls for a solution in two State of the Union addresses, a Senate Select Committee met to consider an investigative report from the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Baywood's Technical Communications

  • Signs, Genres, and Communities in Technical Communication book cover

    Signs, Genres, and Communities in Technical Communication

    By M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Michael K Gilbertson

    This important new text invites readers to step back from their busy professional lives and look at technical communication philosophically, to ask fundamental questions such as what does it mean to communicate? and how do language and graphics - the ""signs"" or ""tools"" of the technical…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective book cover

    The China-Japan Border Dispute

    Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

    Edited by Tim F. Liao, Kimie Hara, Krista Wiegand

    Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this volume offers a rare forum for a serious analysis of the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands between China and Japan. To understand the complexity of the dispute and to find peaceful solutions, we must reach beyond the confines of a single…

    Paperback – 2018-09-04 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • The Psychology of Consumer Profiling in a Digital Age book cover

    The Psychology of Consumer Profiling in a Digital Age

    By Barrie Gunter

    Understanding how consumers choose between different products and services is a crucial part of professional marketing. Targeting brands at the consumers most likely to be interested in them is another critical aspect of business success. Marketers need to know what consumers think about brands,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Marketing

  • Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation book cover

    Communicating Mobility and Technology

    A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation

    By Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

    Winner of the 2018 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific CommunicationResponding to the effects of human mobility and crises such as depleting oil supplies, Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder turns specifically to automobility, a term used…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • News Across Media: Production, Distribution and Consumption book cover

    News Across Media

    Production, Distribution and Consumption

    Edited by Jakob Linaa Jensen, Mette Mortensen, Jacob Ørmen

    News production, distribution and consumption are in rapidly changing due to the rise of new media. This book examines how these processes become more and more interrelated through logics of dissemination, sharing and co-production. These changes have the potential to affect the criteria of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Democratizing Journalism through Mobile Media: The Mojo Revolution book cover

    Democratizing Journalism through Mobile Media

    The Mojo Revolution

    By Ivo Burum

    Fuelled by a distrust of big media and the development of mobile technologies, the resulting convergence of journalism praxis (professional to alternative), workflows (analogue to multipoint digital) and platforms (PC to mobile), result in a 24-hour always-on content cycle. The information…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development book cover

    Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development

    By Lata Narayanaswamy

    Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving to improve the flow of information within and between decision-makers and so-called ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • The Rhetoric of Racist Humour: US, UK and Global Race Joking book cover

    The Rhetoric of Racist Humour

    US, UK and Global Race Joking

    By Simon Weaver

    In today's multicultural and multireligious societies, humour and comedy often become the focus of controversy over alleged racist or offensive content, as shown, for instance, by the intense debate of Sacha Baron Cohen's characters Ali G and Borat, and the Prophet Muhammad cartoons published in…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge

  • Counter-Narratives and Organization book cover

    Counter-Narratives and Organization

    Edited by Sanne Frandsen, Timothy Kuhn, Marianne Wolff Lundholt

    Counter-Narratives and Organization brings the concept of "counter-narrative" into an organizational context, illuminating these complex elements of communication as intrinsic yet largely unexplored aspect of organizational storytelling. Departing from dialogical, emergent and processual…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

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