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“A New Handbook of Rhetoric is a major contribution to the ongoing conversation about how contemporary rhetorical theory relates to the rhetorical tradition. The digital world and global crises such as climate change motivate a search for theories that can explain, accommodate, and advance rhetorical judgments and rhetorical practice. The ‘alpha-privative’ strategy employed here is novel and productive, offering an innovative way to both learn from the past and move into the uncharted and unprecedented future.”—Carolyn R. Miller, coeditor of Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Genre StudiesLearn More
“Arguing with Numbers is a major contribution to the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine and is full of important resources for teaching communication to math and engineering students. We can only hope, too, that it will become a foundational book, fostering the further growth of a rhetorical subfield investigating mathematics, related formal systems, and the disciplines that study them.”—Randy Allen Harris, editor of Rhetoric and IncommensurabilityLearn More
“MacPhail uses the notion of praise (especially praise that turns to blame) as an interpretive key to explain the culture of the Renaissance, a demonstration that is both brilliant and convincing. Since the authors taken into account have been extensively studied, MacPhail builds on the results of modern scholarship: the novelty of his book is to take an unexpected and fruitful look at already known texts and also to draw attention to lesser-known sources.”—Laurent Pernot, author of The Subtle Subtext: Hidden Meanings in Literature and LifeLearn More
“Deplorable seeks to understand why some presidential campaigns represent the worst American politics has to offer. These elections, Stuckey argues, do not employ traditional discourse to distinguish between issues, parties, and candidates. Instead, deplorable elections tap into fears, arising primarily from race and inequality. Stuckey brilliantly identifies when and how discourse degenerates to despicable and campaigns deteriorate to deplorable. I highly recommend her exquisitely written, lush, and lyrical exploration of these critical elections.”—Diane J. Heith, author of The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media FragmentationLearn More
“On Expertise is an important and well-executed project, combining theoretical discussions with qualitative data collections such as surveys and interviews to answer the question of whether we can change the public’s attitude toward expertise and its ability to participate in discourses of expertise for the better. With cautious optimism, it enters into a crisis with a long and sordid history of a public's deep distrust and skepticism.”—E. Johanna Hartelius, author of The Gifting Logos: Expertise in the Digital CommonsLearn More
“Combating Hate takes up the vital task of showing how our current methods of responding to hate are hurting our democracy. By using a thoughtful and effective form of scholar-activism, Murray weaves together a rich, firsthand account of the central political confrontations of our moment and teaches us how to develop practical, theoretically sophisticated ways to effectively respond to hate. This is the kind of scholarship that can help save democracy.”—Robert Danisch, coauthor of Beyond Civility: The Competing Obligations of CitizenshipLearn More
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