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New and Published Books

  1. Mapping Christian Rhetorics

    Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories

    Edited by Michael-John DePalma, Jeffrey M. Ringer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    The continued importance of Christian rhetorics in political, social, pedagogical, and civic affairs suggests that such rhetorics not only belong on the map of rhetorical studies, but are indeed essential to the geography of rhetorical studies in the twenty-first century. This collection argues...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Comparative Rhetoric

    The Art of Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces

    Edited by LuMing Mao

    Series: Rhetoric Society Quarterly

    Rhetoric and Communication scholars have recently made notable advances in discovering and/or recovering rhetorical practices of various under-represented and under-recognized cultures. Building on this growing body of scholarship, this book initiates a new line of interdisciplinary inquiry. By...

    Published April 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Public Relations and Religion in American History

    Evangelism, Temperance, and Business

    By Margot Opdycke Lamme

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Relations

    This study of American public relations history traces evangelicalism to corporate public relations via reform and the church-based temperance movement. It encompasses a leading evangelical of the Second Great Awakening, Rev. Charles Grandison Finney, and some of his predecessors; early reformers...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Popular Media and the American Revolution

    Shaping Collective Memory

    By Janice Hume

    The American Revolution—an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins—continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental patriotism, the belief that the national environment defines a country’s greatness, is a significant strand in twentieth century American environmentalism. This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of...

    Published June 7th 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. De-Convergence of Global Media Industries

    By Dal Yong Jin

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Convergence has become a buzzword, referring on the one hand to the integration between computers, television, and mobile devices or between print, broadcast, and online media and on the other hand, the ownership of multiple content or distribution channels in media and communications. Yet while...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge