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By Seth Kahn, JongHwa Lee

This volume examines the position of rhetoric in today’s tradition of democratic activism. the amount takes on of the main major demanding situations presently dealing with modern rhetorical experiences: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in international context, and (2) the vital position of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In offering quite a few political and rhetorical struggles of their particular contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee permit participants to mirror on and complex percentages for either activist techniques to rhetorical experiences, and rhetorical methods to activist initiatives, facilitating higher figuring out the socio-political effects of this paintings.

With members from well known students in verbal exchange and composition experiences, the gathering bargains useful 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, verbal exchange reports, political technology, cultural stories, and women’s stories.

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