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Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering topics such as ancient and modern rhetoric, public relations, popular culture, ecology, food studies, and Internet studies, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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1-10 of 19 results in Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
  1. The Multimediated Rhetoric of the Internet

    Digital Fusion

    By Carolyn Handa

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    This project is a critical, rhetorical study of the digital text we call the Internet, in particular the style and figurative surface of its many pages as well as the conceptual, design patterns structuring the content of those same pages. Handa argues that as our lives become increasingly digital,...

    Published December 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Adaptive Rhetoric

    Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion

    By Alex C. Parrish

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    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 on rhetorical behavior – how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form

    Sighting Memory

    Edited by Anne Teresa Demo, Bradford Vivian

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    This volume offers a multifaceted investigation of intersections among visual and memorial forms in modern art, politics, and society. The question of the relationships among images and memory is particularly relevant to contemporary society, at a time when visually-based technologies are...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

    By Francis L.F. Lee, Chin-Chuan Lee, Mike Z. Yao, Tsan-Kuo Chang, Fen Jennifer Lin, Chris Fei Shen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At the same time, international communication scholars have long been interested in how local,...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Rhetoric of Food

    Discourse, Materiality, and Power

    Edited by Joshua Frye, Michael Bruner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    This book focuses on the rhetoric of food and the power dimensions that intersect this most fundamental but increasingly popular area of ideology and practice, including politics, culture, lifestyle, identity, advertising, environment, and economy. The essays visit a rich variety of dominant...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Rhetoric and Ethics in the Cybernetic Age

    The Transhuman Condition

    By Jeff Pruchnic

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    It has become increasingly difficult to ignore the ways that the centrality of new media and technologies — from the global networking of information systems and social media to new possibilities for altering human genetics — seem to make obsolete our traditional ways of thinking about ethics and...

    Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place

    Edited by Peter N. Goggin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Understanding how rhetoric, and environmental rhetoric in particular, informs and is informed by local and global ecologies contributes to our conversations about sustainability and resilience — the preservation and conservation of the earth and the future of human society. This book explores some...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication

    Communicating as a Global Citizen

    By Miriam Sobré-Denton, Nilanjana Bardhan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and postcolonial perspectives, particularly as globalization informs more of the current and...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education

    American Women Learn to Speak

    Edited by David Gold, Catherine L. Hobbs

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions

    By Ryan Malphurs

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    While legal scholars, psychologists, and political scientists commonly voice their skepticism over the influence oral arguments have on the Court’s voting pattern, this book offers a contrarian position focused on close scrutiny of the justices’ communication within oral arguments. Malphurs...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge