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  • The Power of Words

    Unveiling the Speaker and Writer's Hidden Craft, 1st Edition

    By David S. Kaufer, Suguru Ishizaki, Brian S. Butler, Jeff Collins

    In 1888, Mark Twain reflected on the writer's special feel for words to his correspondent, George Bainton, noting that "the difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter." We recognize differences between a politician who is "willful" and one who is "willing"…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16

  • Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement, 1st Edition

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Environmental patriotism, the belief that the national environment defines a country’s greatness, is a significant strand in twentieth century American environmentalism. This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Relationship between Rhetoric and Terrorist Violence

    1st Edition

    Edited by Allison G. Smith

    Studies have demonstrated that choices in the use of language convey information that goes beyond the content of the words themselves. In many cases, how something is said matters as much as what is said. Using techniques collectively referred to as linguistic content analysis, researchers have…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

  • Reading Castaneda (Routledge Revivals)

    A Prologue to the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    By David Silverman

    Carlos Castaneda’s accounts of his meeting with the Yaqui Indian magician Don Juan are well known to sociologists both in Britain and in America. Using material largely from Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan, David Silverman here seeks to introduce the student of Sociology to some of the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge Revivals

  • Polemic

    Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Almut Suerbaum, George Southcombe

    If terms are associated with particular historical periods, then ’polemic’ is firmly rooted within early modern print culture, the apparently inevitable result of religious controversy and the rise of print media. Taking a broad European approach, this collection brings together specialists on…

    Hardback – 2015-03-28

  • Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein, 1st Edition

    By Paul Atkinson

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • Milton and the Politics of Public Speech

    1st Edition

    By Helen Lynch

    Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this study reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. The book shows how Milton uses rhetorical theory - its ideas, techniques and image…

    Hardback – 2015-01-02

  • Disability and Discourse Analysis

    1st Edition

    By Jan Grue

    Disability studies has engaged with discourse analysis in key works both from the UK and the USA. While the perspectives and analyses of discourse analysis have proved well suited for exploring disability, however, its methods have not been sufficiently developed in a disability studies context.…

    Hardback – 2014-12-28
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • An African Athens

    Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Philippe-Joseph Salazar

    An African Athens offers an analysis of a new ecology of rhetoric--the reshaping of a nation into a democracy through rhetorical means. Author Philippe-Joseph Salazar provides a general view of issues as they have taken shape in the apartheid and post-apartheid South African experience, presenting…

    Paperback – 2014-12-22
    Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series

  • Landmark Essays on Speech and Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Elbow

    Classical rhetoric was originally all about speech; then as the new technology emerged, it took an interest in writing. We are at a kind of mirror moment now. The present field of composition and rhetoric has been preoccupied with writing for the last fifty or more years, but scholars are looking…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
    Landmark Essays Series

  • Disturbing Argument

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Palczewski

    This edited volume represents the best of the scholarship presented at the 18th National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation. This biennial conference brings together a lively group of argumentation scholars from a range of disciplinary approaches and…

    Hardback – 2014-10-03

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience

    1st Edition

    By Nadine Schibille

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2014-09-28

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