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Forthcoming Rhetoric Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published August 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Power of Words

    Unveiling the Speaker and Writer's Hidden Craft

    By David S. Kaufer, Suguru Ishizaki, Brian S. Butler, Jeff Collins

    In 1888, Mark Twain reflected on the writer's special feel for words to his correspondent, George Bainton, noting that "the difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter." We recognize differences between a politician who is "willful" and one who is "willing"...

    To Be Published August 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Primary Research and Writing

    People, Places, and Spaces

    By Lynee Lewis Gaillet, Michelle F. Eble

    Developed for young academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research...

    To Be Published August 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric

    By Richard Andrews

    A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric describes, explains, and argues the overarching theory of contemporary rhetoric. This current view of rhetoric brings together themes in the communication arts, including political literary criticism; bi- and multi-lingualism; multimodality; framing as an artistic...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Communication Theory

    A Beginner's Guide

    By Stephen M. Croucher

    This book offers students a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical guide to communication theory. Croucher defines the various perspectives on communication theory—the social scientific, interpretive, and critical approaches—and then takes on the theories themselves, with topics including...

    To Be Published September 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Software Evangelism and the Rhetoric of Morality

    Coding Justice in a Digital Democracy

    By Jennifer Helene Maher

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Examining the layers of meaning encoded in software and the rhetoric surrounding it, this book offers a much-needed perspective on the intersections between software, morality, and politics. In software development culture, evangelism typically denotes a rhetorical practice that aims to convert...

    To Be Published September 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Persuasion in Society

    3rd Edition

    By Jean Jones, Herbert W. Simons

    Persuasion in Society introduces readers to the rich tapestry of persuasive technique and scholarship, interweaving rhetorical, critical theory, and social science traditions. This text examines current and classical theory through the lens of contemporary culture, encouraging readers to explore...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Landmark Essays on Archival Research

    Edited by Lynee Lewis Gaillet, Diana Eidson, Don Gammill Jr.

    Series: Landmark Essays Series

    This collection gathers over twenty years of essays addressing archival research methodologies and methods. The selection of essays found within, presented chronologically, bring forward the theories and practices that define this essential form of scholarly inquiry. They allow readers to get a...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sexual Rhetorics

    Methods, Identities, Publics

    Edited by Jonathan Alexander, Jacqueline Rhodes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Sexual rhetoric is the self-conscious and critical engagement with discourses of sexuality that exposes both their naturalization and their queering, their torquing to create different or counter-discourses, giving voice and agency to multiple and complex sexual experiences. This volume explores...

    To Be Published November 6th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Rhetorics of Names and Naming

    Edited by Star Medzerian Vanguri

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    This volume takes up rhetorical approaches to our primarily linguistic understanding of how names work, considering how theories of materiality in rhetoric enrich conceptions of the name as word or symbol and help explain the processes of name bestowal, accumulation, loss, and theft. Contributors...

    To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge