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This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.
Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
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.
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
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: Stories, Realities, and Reflections offers unique story-based insights into the complexities and challenges of transnational and intercultural research.
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.
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.
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.
Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.
Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.
Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.
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.
A compelling gathering of perspectives on the intersection of servant-leadership and forgiveness.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.
Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.
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.
Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.
Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.
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.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
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.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.
Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.
Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of "body work. "
Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse, New York from 1854 to 1884.
Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval.
Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third party image repair.
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
Reveals how African Americans used cable television as a means of empowerment.
Unpacks the myriad ways rhetorical and communication theories and feminist intersectional approaches impact one another.
Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.
Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.
New directions in thinking about mothering.
Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
Investigates the theory and practice of transnational feminist approaches to scholarship and activism.
Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
Contributors engage the communication issues associated with violence in families, including interspousal violence and violent parents and children.
Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.
Considers Bataille’s work from an explicitly philosophical perspective.
Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.
A celebration of childhood pick-up games.
Examines the concept of rhetorical invention from an affirmative, nondialectical perspective.
Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.
Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.
Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.
Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.
Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.
The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.
Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology.
Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.
New and expanded edition of the now classic study in the phenomenology of sound.
Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.
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.
The first sourcebook for rethinking technical communication theory, practice, pedagogy, and research through a cultural studies lens.
How music functions as a metaphor and model for democracy.
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.
How the computer revolution can ease polarization and help calm the culture wars.
Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.
Explores the role of media in the construction of cultural identities.
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.
An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.
The history of FDR's Office of Government Reports.
Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.
Leading theorists explore how the Internet impacts privacy issues, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and cultural and personal identity.
Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.
Takes mediation beyond the family arena into a broader context.
Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.
Presents a theory of discursive co-construction of problems, or how characters are portrayed in the telling of events.
Leading scholars address the work of American philosopher Calvin O. Schrag.
Adds to our understanding of the powerful nature of texts and writing.
Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.
Drawing on examples from contemporary life, Woodward explores rhetorical conditions that create powerful moments of identification.
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.
Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.
Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.
Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.
Explores the notion of selfhood in the wake of the post-structuralist debates.
Proposes a new theory of communication called "comparative media theory. "
Offers a narrative history of technical writing as a cultural practice and the system of scientific knowledge it controls.
Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.
Provides students, executives, and managers with vital resources to lead their organizations to higher levels of performance.
Offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.
Questions whether the logic of language underlying Habermas's theory of communicative action is in fact the defining feature of conversational practice.
Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.
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?
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.
A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.
Provides research applications of a rules theory of mate relationships to several American cultures and two non-American cultures.