Explores Gadamer's hermeneutic theory of understanding and puts this theory into conversation with several social epistemologies, including feminist epistemology.
Designers can create stronger products by considering multiple users with varied perspectives and thus create balance, termed equilibriUX, in their designs.
Studies Plato's approach to argumentation, exploring his role as logician, rhetorician, and dialectician in a way that sees these three aspects working together.
Offers a bold new reading of Yiddish cinema by exploring the early diasporic cinema's fascination with media and communication.
Comprehensive examination of the goals, strategies, and motives of the six parties involved in North Korea denuclearization talks through the lens of negotiation theory.
This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
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.
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.
Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focus on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.
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.
Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.
Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.
Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.
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.
Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.
Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.
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.
Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.
Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.
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.
Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
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.
Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
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.
Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.
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.
New directions in thinking about mothering.
Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.
Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.
Contributors engage the communication issues associated with violence in families, including interspousal violence and violent parents and children.
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.
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.
Explores contemporary news media coverage of multiracial people and identities.
Offers an extended critique of key assumptions in composition theory and a new paradigm for thinking about writing in an increasingly globalized and textualized world.
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.
Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.
Analyzing their own responses to national traumas, writing teachers question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.
Shows how using texts from popular culture in the classroom can help young people to become critical consumers of media without losing the pleasure they derive from it.
Leading theorists explore how the Internet impacts privacy issues, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and cultural and personal identity.
Including interviews with several of America's leading environmental writers, this volume addresses the intersections between writing and nature.
Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.
Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.
A history and social psychology of punk music.
Takes mediation beyond the family arena into a broader context.
Offers a revised understanding of human subjectivity that avoids the extremes of both traditional humanism and cultural relativism.
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.
Highlights successful communication practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto.
Adds to our understanding of the powerful nature of texts and writing.
Drawing on examples from contemporary life, Woodward explores rhetorical conditions that create powerful moments of identification.
Tells the story of the relationship between two of the last century's foremost scholars of dialogue, philosopher Martin Buber and psychotherapist Carl Rogers.
Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.
Provides cross-cultural perspectives on computer-mediated communication.
Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.
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.
Offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.
A practical manual for evaluating bias that will be useful to anyone who has to deal with arguments, whether in academic reading or writing, or in everyday conversation.
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.
Provides research applications of a rules theory of mate relationships to several American cultures and two non-American cultures.
Investigates the new world of computer conferencing and details how writers use language when their social interaction is exclusively enacted through text on screens.
Summarizes the important and promising emerging theories of human communication.
A corrected and extensively annotated version of the sole meeting between two of the most important figures in twentieth-century intellectual life.
Leading scholars present the principal findings and conclusions of a long-term program of research into the nature and dynamics of human communication.
Enacts and evokes the changes and creative possibilities emerging from contemporary literary technologies (electronic media).
A useful contribution to theories of argumentation and public address criticism, this book uses a pragmatic approach to understanding conversation as a way of elucidating the use of appeals to pity and sympathy.
This multidisciplinary volume documents the resurrection of the importance of narrative to the study of individuals and groups and argues that narrative may become a lingua franca of future debates in the human sciences.
Examines the nature of rhetorical theory and criticism, the rhetoric of science, and the impact of poststructuralism and postmodernism on contemporary accounts of rhetoric.
Reviews classic and contemporary theories of conflict, focusing on five main ways people try to resolve their conflicts--coercion, negotiation, adjudication, mediation, and arbitration.
Distinguished scholars discuss the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception.