Thankful for rhetoric:
In these difficult days, turn to Rhetoric Society Quarterly for insight and rhetorical sustenance. The fall issue (46.4) features essays on rhetorical education—just in time. Nathan Crick reads Dewey on Nietzsche and the sublimation of the will to power for democratic pedagogy; Linda Flower tracks minority students deliberating within the university; and Edward Hahn sheds new light on rhetorics of whiteness. Rosa Eberly files a sharp Counterpoint on publics in the era of campus carry. The winter issue is in the mail and already available online via the For Members area of the RSA website. Find there essays on prostitution and gossip in a Montana mining town (Branstetter), maternity tourism in Hong Kong (Yam), and much more. Gesa Kirsch counters with reflections on sex, labor, and bodies.
While we seek support and quick answers through social media, complex public problems require the deeper attention and longer perspective provided by scholarship. I have faith in the power of our rhetorical labors. Keep this fine work coming! Please check out the “Submissions” page for updated instructions for submitting manuscripts to RSQ.
Susan C. Jarratt, Editor
Rhetoric Society Quarterly