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New Book: The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry


Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 2, 2015 - 12:01pm


S. Scott Graham, sscottgraham@gmail.com

New Book: The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

 

Book announcement: The Role of Emotions in Preventative Health Communication


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 27, 2015 - 11:14am


Book announcement: The Role of Emotions in Preventative Health Communication

 

Podcast about "Hunt the Devil: A Demonology of US War Culture"


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 26, 2015 - 9:24am


Rhetorical Questions (podcast) discusses Robert Ivie and Oscar Giner's
new book Hunt the Devil: A Demonology of US War Culture

Rhetorical Questions has released Episode 7: A Deal with the Devil. The
episode features an interview with Dr. Robert Ivie, in which we discuss
his new book (written with Dr. Oscar Giner), Hunt the Devil: A
Demonology of US War Culture. We also discuss President Obama's role as
a wartime president, and the controversy surrounding the recent nuclear
accord with Iran. The episode, as well as previous episodes, are
available at rhetoricalquestions.org.

 

New Book - Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 25, 2015 - 12:08am


New Book - Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture

 

Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story Teaching American Indian Rhetorics


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 23, 2015 - 7:10am


Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story
Teaching American Indian Rhetorics

Edited by Lisa King, Rose Gubele, and Joyce Rain Anderson
Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story
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A Journey to the East


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 19, 2015 - 2:43pm


A Journey to the East published

Book announcement

Dignity Press has recently published my autobiographical/autoethnographic book, A Journey to the East, covering my experiences in Asia, 1974-2014, and emphasizing my ten years of teaching in Chinese universities from 2001-2014.

A Journey to the East: Asia in Focus

Michael H. Prosser

 

Communication Technology Book Announcement


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 18, 2015 - 2:50pm


Communication Technology Book Announcement

"Navigating New Media Networks" examines the changes introduced into
society through the increasing use of communication technology. The
development of a networked society has allowed individuals to acquire
the social resources and support needed to thrive in the modern world,
but it has also placed great pressure on the individual to conduct the
communication work needed to form and maintain relationships. McEwan
explores this issue by delving into topics like identity, privacy,

 

Rhetorical Style and Bourgeois Virtue: Capitalism and Civil Society in the British Enlightenment


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 1, 2015 - 9:03am


Rhetorical Style and Bourgeois Virtue: Capitalism and Civil Society in the British Enlightenment. Penn State Press, 2015

 

Book announcement: Alien Life and Human Purpose: A Rhetorical Examination through History


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 29, 2015 - 9:25pm


Book announcement: Alien Life and Human Purpose: A Rhetorical Examination through History

Joseph Packer's new book, Alien Life and Human Purpose: A Rhetorical Examination through History, is now available from Lexington Books.

 

Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 27, 2015 - 2:54pm


Co-edited with Scot Barnett, Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things brings together a swath of established and emerging scholars from across rhetorical studies in response to the ontological turn in the humanities. The fifteen essays in the collection persuasively overturn the stubborn assumption that objects are passive tools in the hands of objective human agents. Rhetoric has proved that forms of communication such as digital images, advertising, and political satires do much more than simply lie dormant, and Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things shows that objects themselves also move, circulate, and produce opportunities for new rhetorical publics and new rhetorical actions. Objects are not simply inert tools but are themselves vibrant agents of measurable, if not conscious, power.