This handbook brings together top scholars and researchers from across the disciplines who are doing work in rhetorical studies. The Handbook addresses and explores fundamental issues and pivotal questions about the role of rhetoric in history and in today's society. The international list of contributors contains scholars from composition, speech communication, English, philosophy, education, sociology, African-American studies, and so forth. It is divided into six sections: History, Theory / Concepts, Pedagogy, Dimensions of Rhetoric Practice, Analysis of Criticism, and New Directions.

Social Movement Rhetoric


Since 1952, when Leland M. Griffin called on critics to “isolate the rhetorical movement” in historical movements, rhetorical study of movements has proved to be both a heuristic and episodic endeavor. In their approach to such studies, critics also have begun to blur the lines between the rhetoric of a ...

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