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  • Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens

    Implementing the Rule of Law in Athenian Rhetoric

    By Vasileios Adamidis

    There has been much debate in scholarship over the factors determining the outcome of legal hearings in Athens and specifically the extent to which judicial panels were influenced by non-legal considerations in addition to, or even instead of, questions of law. Ancient rhetorical theory devoted…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 

  • Classical Rhetoric and Modern Public Relations

    An Isocratean Model

    By Charles Marsh

    This book expands the theoretical foundations of modern public relations, a growing young profession that lacked even a name until the twentieth century. As the discipline seeks guiding theories and paradigms, rhetorics both ancient and modern have proven to be fruitful fields of exploration.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge Research in Public Relations

  • A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric

    By Richard Andrews

    A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric describes, explains, and argues the overarching theory of contemporary rhetoric. This current view of rhetoric brings together themes in the communication arts, including political literary criticism; bi- and multi-lingualism; multimodality; framing as an artistic…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 

  • Rethinking Basic Writing

    Exploring Identity, Politics, and Community in interaction

    By Laura Gray-Rosendale

    This book surveys the history of basic writing scholarship, suggesting that we cannot adequately theorize the situations of basic writers unless we examine how they construct their own conceptions of their identities, their constructions of their relationships to social forces, and their…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31

  • Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection

    Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture

    By Deborah Harris-Moore

    Against the background of the so-called ’obesity epidemic’, Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection critically examines the discourses of physical perfection that pervade Western societies, shedding new light on the rhetorical forces behind body anxieties and extreme methods of weight loss and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31

  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands

    By Todd M. Richardson

    Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands examines the later images by Bruegel in the context of two contemporary discourses - art theoretical and convivial. The first concerns the purely visual interactions between artists and artistic practices that unfold in…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Introduction to Classical Legal Rhetoric

    A Lost Heritage

    By Michael H. Frost

    Lawyers, law students and their teachers all too frequently overlook the most comprehensive, adaptable and practical analysis of legal discourse ever devised: the classical art of rhetoric. Classical analysis of legal reasoning, methods and strategy is the foundation and source for most modern…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Applied Legal Philosophy

  • Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain

    Beliefs, Cultures, Practices

    By Jill Shefrin

    Edited by Mary Hilton

    Posing a challenge to more traditional approaches to the history of education, this interdisciplinary collection examines the complex web of beliefs and methods by which culture was transmitted to young people in the long eighteenth century. Expanding the definition of education exposes the shaky…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Rhetoric and Medicine in Early Modern Europe

    By Nancy S. Struever

    Edited by Stephen Pender

    Through close analysis of texts, cultural and civic communities, and intellectual history, the papers in this collection, for the first time, propose a dynamic relationship between rhetoric and medicine as discourses and disciplines of cure in early modern Europe. Although the range of theoretical…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31

  • Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination

    By Srividhya Swaminathan, Adam R. Beach

    In the eighteenth century, audiences in Great Britain understood the term ’slavery’ to refer to a range of physical and metaphysical conditions beyond the transatlantic slave trade. Literary representations of slavery encompassed tales of Barbary captivity, the ’exotic’ slaving practices of the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Advertising and Public Memory

    Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Ghost Signs

    Edited by Stefan Schutt, Sam Roberts, Leanne White

    We are pleased to present the first scholarly collection to examine the social and cultural aspects on the worldwide interest in the faded remains of advertising signage (popularly known as ‘ghost signs’). Contributors to this volume examine the complex relationships between the signs and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Poetic Revelations

    Word Made Flesh Made Word

    Edited by Mark S. Burrows, Jean Ward, Malgorzata Grzegorzewska

    This book explores the much debated relation of language and bodily experience (i.e. the 'flesh'), considering in particular how poetry functions as revelatory discourse and thus relates to the formal horizon of theological inquiry. The central thematic focus is around a 'phenomenology of the flesh…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22

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