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Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics

by Shannon Walters & Thomas W. Benson

Rhetorical Touch argues for an understanding of touch as a rhetorical art by approaching the sense of touch through the kinds of bodies and minds that rhetorical history and theory have tended to exclude. In...


Rhetoric and Power: The Drama of Classical Greece

by Nathan Crick & Thomas W. Benson

Through Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and development in Classical Greece beginning the oral displays of Homeric eloquence in a time of kings following...


Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab

by T. Kenny Fountain

Rhetoric in the Flesh is the first book-length ethnographic study of the gross anatomy lab to explain how rhetorical discourses, multimodal displays, and embodied practices facilitate learning and technical...


The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text

by Ben Voth

Through the careful analysis of historical figures and empirical policy successes, The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text reveals how strategic communication silences make the tragedy of genocide probable...


Language, Structure and Reproduction: An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein: An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

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....


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

by Nurit Guttman

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...


Rhetoric and Philosophy

by Richard A. Cherwitz & Henry W. Johnstone Jr.

This important volume explores alternative ways in which those involved in the field of speech communication have attempted to find a philosophical grounding for rhetoric. Recognizing that rhetoric can be supported...


What to Talk about: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss

by Chris Colin, Rob Baedeker & Tony Millionaire

Homo sapiens have been speaking for hundreds of years—and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, under Dumpsters. We stagger through our exchanges merely...


The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Dole: Public Persona and Political Discourse

by Rachel B. Friedman & Ronald E. Lee

Through an examination of Elizabeth Dole’s public discourse, this book explores the political style of a female politician who sought and exercised political power. The critical analysis reveals the strengths...


Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World

by Sharon Schuman

This book invites us to question our infatuation with freedom as autonomy and enlightenment and introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom. It presents riveting moments of decision in literature from Homer’s...


Words - I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don't Know How To Say It:  How To Write Essays, Reports, Blogs, Presentations, Books, Proposals, Memos, And

by Mark Hanen

Words skillfully guides you, step by step, through your entire writing project. Written in a conversational style, Words explains how to shape, focus, organize, and polish your nonfiction writing. It coaches...


Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric: Selected Papers from the 1996 Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Rhetoric and the Arts of Design

by David S. Kaufer & Brian S. Butler

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots

by Dan Shen

In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically...


Adaptive Rhetoric: Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion: Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion

by Alex C. Parrish

Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology...


The Open Hand: Arguing as an Art of Peace

by Barry M. Kroll

Based on five years of classroom experimentation, The Open Hand presents a highly practical yet transformational philosophy of teaching argumentative writing. In his course Arguing as an Art of Peace, Barry...


The Psychology of Written Composition

by Carl Bereiter & Marlene Scardamalia

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Academic Literacy and the Nature of Expertise: Reading, Writing, and Knowing in Academic Philosophy

by Cheryl Geisler

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Electronic Quills: A Situated Evaluation of Using Computers for Writing in Classrooms

by Bertram C. Bruce, Andee Rubin & with contributi Barnhardt and Teachers

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.