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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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11-20 of 20 results in Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication

    Internatural Communication

    Edited by Emily Plec

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Rhetoric of Intellectual Property

    Copyright Law and the Regulation of Digital Culture

    By Jessica Reyman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In recent years we have witnessed a rising tension between the open architecture of the Internet and legal restrictions for online activities. The impact of digital recording technologies and distributed file sharing systems has forever changed the expectations of everyday users with regard to...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Media Representations of Gender and Torture Post-9/11

    By Marita Gronnvoll

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In this timely book, Gronnvoll offers a feminist rhetorical examination of gender and torture, looking at the media coverage of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, as well as recent popular entertainment television serials where torture appears as a plot device (including 24). In exposing news media...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media

    Writing Ecology

    Edited by Sidney I. Dobrin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Moving beyond ecocomposition, this book galvanizes conversations in ecology and writing not with an eye toward homogenization, but with an agenda of firmly establishing the significance of writing research that intersects with ecology. It looks to establish ecological writing studies not just as a...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Radical Pedagogies of Socrates and Freire

    Ancient Rhetoric/Radical Praxis

    By Stephen Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Situating contemporary critical praxis at the intersection of the social, the political, and the rhetorical, this book is a provocative inquiry into the teaching philosophies of Plato’s Socrates and Paulo Freire that has profound implications for contemporary education. Brown not only sheds new...

    Published October 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation

    Tragedy, Normativity, and Futurity

    By Dustin Bradley Goltz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Through the analysis of over seventy films and thirty television series, ranging from Shortbus, Sweet Home Alabama, and Poseidon to Noah’s Arc, Brothers & Sisters, and Dawson’s Creek, Goltz examines reoccurring narrative structures in popular media that perpetuate the extreme value placed upon...

    Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge