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SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

by Andrea A Lunsford, Kirt H Wilson and Rosa A Eberly SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
10/2008
ISBN:
9781412909501
Format:
Hbk 712 pages
Price:
AU$287.00 NZ$291.30
Product Status: Title is Print on Demand - May take 4 weeks
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This handbook brings together top scholars and researchers from across the disciplines who are doing work in rhetorical studies. The Handbook addresses and explores fundamental issues and pivotal questions about the role of rhetoric in history and in today`s society. The international list of contributors contains scholars from composition, speech communication, English, philosophy, education, sociology, African-American studies, and so forth.
The Handbook is divided into six sections:

History;
Theory//Concepts; Pedagogy;
Dimensions of Rhetoric Practice;
Analysis of Criticism;
New Directions.

PART I. HISTORICAL STUDIES IN RHETORIC Introduction: Historical and Comparative Rhetorical Studies: Revisionist Methods and Directions - C. Jan Swearingen and Edward Schiappa 1. Historiography and the Study of Rhetoric - Arthur E. Walzer and David Beard 2

"Imagine four separate critical anthologies, all excellent and useful, each devoted to a specialized subject area within a broad disciplinary topic, and each containing a useful survey of the subject's historical context and intellectual pedigree and a brief introduction to the ensuing articles that demonstrate the current thinking within the field from a variety of useful perspectives. Combine these hypothetical titles into a single volume, add a statement of scope and purpose that combines personal history with an excellent survey of the intellectual and academic milieu out of which the specialized subjects arose, and one has the present title. Lunsford (Stanford), Wilson (Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities), and Eberly (Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park) offer 32 chapters in four divisions: "Historical Studies in Rhetoric," "Rhetoric across the Disciplines," "Rhetoric and Pedagogy," and "Rhetoric and Public Discourse." The many contributors remind the reader that rhetoric today is an ever-expanding, inclusive subject best characterized as an interdisciplinary creature ranging freely across (and even beyond) the fields of English, composition and writing, and communications. In its theory and applied practice, rhetoric has become something greater than the Greeks imagined, something better identified as meta-rhetoric, unlimited by its current conception and reevaluation of what "rhetorical" means. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty."

Andrea A. Lunsford is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and a member of the faculty of The Bread Loaf Graduate School of English. She has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in writing history and theory, rhetoric, literacy studies, and intellectual property and is the author or co-author of many books and articles, includingThe Everyday Writer;Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse; Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing;Reclaiming Rhetorica: Women in the History of Rhetoric,Everythings an Argument, Exploring Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies andWriting Matters: Rhetoric in Public and Private Lives..