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Mark J. Porrovecchio, PhD, is Director of Forensics and Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Oregon State University. He studies pragmatism and the history of speech communication and rhetoric. His work has appeared in the Western Journal of Communication, Etica & Politica, and Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. Dr. Porrovecchio is the editor of Reengaging the Prospects of Rhetoric and author of F. C. S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism.
Celeste M. Condit, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. She studies rhetorical theory and criticism, especially in the areas of feminism, racism, rhetoric of science (genetics), and health communication, and has served as coeditor of the journals Women's Studies in Communication and Critical Studies in Media Communication. Dr. Condit is a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Mark J. Porrovecchio & Celeste Michelle Condit I. What Can a “Rhetoric” Be? Toward a Sophistic Definition of Rhetoric, John Poulakos Status, Marginality, and Rhetorical Theory, Robert Hariman The Habitation of Rhetoric, Michael Leff Text, Context, and the Fragmentation of Contemporary Culture, Michael Calvin McGee Practicing the Arts of Rhetoric: Tradition and Invention, Thomas Farrell Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for an Invitational Rhetoric, Sonja K. Foss & Cindy L. Griffin Digital Rhetoric: Toward an Integrated Theory, James P. Zappen II. Rhetoric and Epistemology On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic, Robert L. Scott Knowledge, Consensus, and Rhetorical Theory, Thomas Farrell Rhetorical Perspectivism, Richard A. Cherwitz & James W. Hikins Rhetoric and Its Double: Reflections of the Rhetorical Turn in the Human Sciences, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar What Do You Mean, Rhetoric is Epistemic?, William D. Harpine III. The Evolution of the Rhetorical Situation The Rhetorical Situation, Lloyd F. Bitzer The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation, Richard E. Vatz Rethinking the Rhetorical Situation from within the Thematic of Différance, Barbara A. Biesecker Unframing Models of Public Distribution: From Rhetorical Situation to Rhetorical Ecologies, Jenny Edbauer IV. Perspectives on Publics The Personal, Technical, and Public Spheres of Argument: A Speculative Inquiry in the Art of Public Deliberation, G. Thomas Goodnight Narration as Human Communication Paradigm: The Case of Public Moral Argument, Walter R. Fisher Crafting Virtue: The Rhetorical Construction of Public Morality, Celeste Michelle Condit The Polis as Rhetorical Community, Carolyn R. Miller Publics and Counterpublics (abbreviated version), Michael Warner Public Identity and Collective Memory in U.S. Iconic Photography: The Image of “Accidental Napalm,” Robert Hariman & John Louis Lucaites V. The Persistence of Persona(e) in Rhetorical Theory The Second Persona, Edwin Black The Third Persona: An Ideological Turn in Rhetorical Theory, Philip Wander The Null Persona: Race and the Rhetoric of Silence in the Uprising of '34, Dana L. Cloud Pink Herring and the Fourth Persona: J. Edgar Hoover's Sex Crime Panic, Charles E. Morris III VI. Rhetoric and the Problems of Political Change The Rhetoric of Women's Liberation: An Oxymoron, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell The “Ideograph”: A Link Between Rhetoric and Ideology, Michael Calvin McGee Constitutive Rhetoric: The Case of the Peuple Québécois, Maurice Charland Critical Rhetoric: Theory and Praxis, Raymie E. McKerrow Critical Rhetoric as Political Discourse, John M. Murphy Imagining in the Public Sphere, Robert Asen VII. Rhetoric and the Mass Media Burke's Representative Anecdote as a Method in Media Criticism, Barry Brummett The Rhetorical Limits of Polysemy, Celeste Michelle Condit Pranking Rhetoric: “Culture Jamming” as Media Activism, Christine Harold A Virtual Death and a Real Dilemma: Identity, Trust, and Community in Cyberspace, John W. Jordan An Epideictic Dimension of Symbolic Violence in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Inter-Generational Lessons in Romanticizing and Tolerating Intimate Partner Violence, Kathryn M. Olson VIII. Alternatives to the Rhetorical Tradition Cultures of Discourse: Marxism and Rhetorical Theory, James Arnt Aune Disciplining the Feminine, Carole Blair, Julie R. Brown, & Leslie A. Baxter Postcolonial Interventions in the Rhetorical Canon: An “Other” View, Raka Shome Refiguring Fantasy: Imagination and Its Decline in U.S. Rhetorical Studies, Joshua Gunn Pure Persuasion: A Case Study of Nüshu or “Women’s Script” Discourses, Lin-Lee Lee Epilogue: Contributions from Rhetorical Theory, Mark J. Porrovecchio & Celeste Michelle Condit