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Working through Surveillance and Technical Communication

This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.

Following the Ticker

Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.

The Scene of the Voice

Brings the figure of the voice and the problem of mimesis in Heidegger and post-Heideggerian continental thought to bear on the dismissal of language by the affective and aesthetic turns of contemporary critical theory.

Tradition and the Deliberative Turn

Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.

Technical Communication for Environmental Action

This collection engages scholars and practicioners in a conversation about the ways that Technical Communication has contributed to pragmatic and democratic actions to address climate change.

Transnational Research in Technical Communication

Transnational Research in Technical Communication: Stories, Realities, and Reflections offers unique story-based insights into the complexities and challenges of transnational and intercultural research.

Welding Technical Communication

Explores the teaching and learning of welding through two narratives: the personal narrative, relating the author's experience as a woman learning how to weld, and the academic narrative examining how instructional communication informs students' embodied knowledge and enculturation into a community of practice.

Tasting Coffee

Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.

The Rorty-Habermas Debate

Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.

Garbage in Popular Culture

Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.

Convenient Criticism

By Dan Chen
Subjects: Communication

Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.

Screen Love

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

The Ideology of Civic Engagement

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness

A compelling gathering of perspectives on the intersection of servant-leadership and forgiveness.

Breaking Boundaries

Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.

From News to Talk

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era

Edited by Heather E. Harris
Subjects: Communication

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

One America?

Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archtypal white, Middle-American swing voter.

I'll Be Home

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

The Art of Gratitude

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

Hearts and Minds

By Nachman Shai
Subjects: Area Studies

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

The Politics of Persuasion

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.

Trendy Fascism

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Tongue of Fire

Examines the influence of the notorious American anarchist “Red Emma” on the shifting social geography of sex and gender at the turn of the twentieth century.

Lessons Learned from Popular Culture

Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.

Social Media in Iran

First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.

Green Voices

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.

Selling War, Selling Hope

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.

The Philosopher-Lobbyist

The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.

Bikini-Ready Moms

Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "

A Rhetoric of Remnants

Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse, New York from 1854 to 1884.

Conversations on Servant-Leadership

Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval.

Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies, Second Edition

Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third party image repair.

The Everyday Atlantic

Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.

Endtimes?

A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.

Cities for Sale

Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.

Struggles for Equal Voice

Reveals how African Americans used cable television as a means of empowerment.

Standing in the Intersection

Unpacks the myriad ways rhetorical and communication theories and feminist intersectional approaches impact one another.

Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.

The Obama Effect

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

Active Voices

Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.

Destination Dictatorship

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis

Investigates the theory and practice of transnational feminist approaches to scholarship and activism.

Composition and Copyright

Edited by Steve Westbrook
Introduction by Steve Westbrook
Subjects: Language Arts

Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.

The Passionate Empiricist

Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.

Family Violence

Contributors engage the communication issues associated with violence in families, including interspousal violence and violent parents and children.

Non-discursive Rhetoric

Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.

The Obsessions of Georges Bataille

Considers Bataille’s work from an explicitly philosophical perspective.

Coming Home

Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.

When Play Was Play

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

The Future of Invention

Examines the concept of rhetorical invention from an affirmative, nondialectical perspective.

How the Gene Got Its Groove

Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.

Portable Communities

By Mary Chayko
Subjects: Sociology

Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.

Taking South Park Seriously

Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.

Negotiating Democracy

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

Alterity and Narrative

Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.

A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery

The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

Give and Go

A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.

Edible Ideologies

Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology.

Participation and Power

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

Listening and Voice

By Don Ihde
Subjects: Communication

New and expanded edition of the now classic study in the phenomenology of sound.

Why Community Matters

Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.

Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance

By Ronald Bishop
Foreword by Nadine Strossen
Subjects: Communication

Explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.

Critical Power Tools

The first sourcebook for rethinking technical communication theory, practice, pedagogy, and research through a cultural studies lens.

Musical Democracy

How music functions as a metaphor and model for democracy.

Sins against Science

Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.

The Trouble with Culture

How the computer revolution can ease polarization and help calm the culture wars.

In the Name of Terrorism

Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.

Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations

Explores the role of media in the construction of cultural identities.

Apprehending Politics

Using penetrating, in-depth interviews, examines the individual political development of young adults in post-1960s America, and the roles that news media play in that development.

From Ballroom to DanceSport

An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.

The Dao of Rhetoric

Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.

The Impact of the Internet on Our Moral Lives

Edited by Robert J. Cavalier
Subjects: Communication

Leading theorists explore how the Internet impacts privacy issues, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and cultural and personal identity.

The Rebirth of Dialogue

Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.

Mediation

Takes mediation beyond the family arena into a broader context.

For Better or Worse?

Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.

Talking Problems

Presents a theory of discursive co-construction of problems, or how characters are portrayed in the telling of events.

Experiences between Philosophy and Communication

Leading scholars address the work of American philosopher Calvin O. Schrag.

Writing Power

Adds to our understanding of the powerful nature of texts and writing.

Metaphor and Knowledge

Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.

The Idea of Identification

Drawing on examples from contemporary life, Woodward explores rhetorical conditions that create powerful moments of identification.

Rhetoric and Kairos

The first comprehensive discussion of the history, theory, and practice of kairos: that is of the role “timeliness” or “right-timing” plays in human deliberation, speech, and action.

Counterpublics and the State

Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.

If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun?

Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.

Alternative Rhetorics

Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.

Selfhood and Authenticity

By Corey Anton
Subjects: Communication

Explores the notion of selfhood in the wake of the post-structuralist debates.

Primal Scenes of Communication

Proposes a new theory of communication called "comparative media theory. "

Spurious Coin

Offers a narrative history of technical writing as a cultural practice and the system of scientific knowledge it controls.

Acts of Arguing

Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.

Leading the Learning Organization

Provides students, executives, and managers with vital resources to lead their organizations to higher levels of performance.

Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age

Offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.

Order Without Rules

Questions whether the logic of language underlying Habermas's theory of communicative action is in fact the defining feature of conversational practice.

User-Centered Technology

Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century

Kenneth Burke was an influential thinker, literary critic, and rhetorician in the transition between the 20th and 21st centuries. This volume, edited by an influential Burkean scholar, addresses the question: Who was Burke and how can his work be helpful to those who must face new problems and challenges?

The Last Conceptual Revolution

A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

Organizing Silence

A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.

The Mate Relationship

Provides research applications of a rules theory of mate relationships to several American cultures and two non-American cultures.