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By Seth Kahn, JongHwa Lee

This volume examines the position of rhetoric in today’s tradition of democratic activism. the quantity takes on of the main major demanding situations at present dealing with modern rhetorical reviews: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in international context, and (2) the imperative position of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In proposing a number of political and rhetorical struggles of their particular contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee enable members to mirror on and complicated chances for either activist techniques to rhetorical stories, and rhetorical methods to activist initiatives, facilitating higher realizing the socio-political outcomes of this paintings.

With members from widely recognized students in communique and composition reports, the gathering bargains functional instances that spotlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic ideas and practices. It additionally considers theoretical questions that recognize profound voids within the rhetorical culture (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and extend the horizon of conventional rhetorical views. It advocates new wisdom and practices that extra advertise civic engagement, social swap and democracy within the worldwide context.

Activism and Rhetoric will be acceptable for students and scholars throughout disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, communique reports, political technology, cultural experiences, and women’s experiences.

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She encourages us to be both activist rhetoricians and activist rhetors, by moving beyond the Ivory Tower, or by making universities public commons, in order to enter public discourse and to make change outside of academia. Jones argues, “To have rhetorical and discursive power, your ideas must first be accessible to an audience. ” Finally, Amy Pason’s “Reclaiming Activism for Students” (Chapter 18) critiques “student apathy” on the grounds that students often participate in activism without using the term.

His writings on ideology and philosophy are indispensable to critics who want to locate political discourse (such as the rhetoric of war) in economic contexts (such as how war is motivated by economic and geopolitical aims, for example the control of oil). His ideas informed his political commitments to international working-class solidarity and movement; more importantly, his experience in movements influenced his scholarship. He and Engels could not have composed The Manifesto of the Communist Party in a vacuum-sealed academic office.

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