Rhetorics of the Americas 3114 BCE to 2012 CE

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-15
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag Pub
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This is the first work to begin to fill a gap: an understanding of discourse aimed to persuade within the Pre-Columbian Americas. The contributors in this collection offer glimpses of what those indigenous rhetorics might have looked like and how their influences remain. The reader is invivted to recognize "the invention of the Americas," providing other ways to contemplate material life prior to contemporary capitalism, telling us about the global from long ago to current global capitalism. This book is the drop that will ripple, creating new lines of inquiry into language use within the Americas and the legacies of genocide, conquest, and cultural survival.

Author Biography

Damián Baca is Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in Mexican American studies at the University of Arizona, where he teaches comparative technologies of writing, American Indian rhetoric, Chicano and Latino literature, rhetoric in Mesoamerica and colonial México, globalization, and ancestral literacy. He is the author of Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing with Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. As a recipient of the NCTE Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color Research Foundation and the Ronald E. McNair post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Baca is committed to mentoring students of underrepresented populations as they prepare to enter the professoriate.

Victor Villanueva is Regents Professor of English at Washington State University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in Liberal Arts, “Rhetorician of the Year” for 1999, the 1995 NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research and Scholarship in English, and the Richard A. Meade Award for Distinguished Research in English Education. He is editor of Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader (in its second edition), and co-editor of Latino/a Discourses (2004), Language Diversity in the Classroom (2003), and Included in English Studies (2002).  He has other books, articles, book chapters, and reviews, many of which have been anthologized, and he has delivered over 100 speeches in campuses and other venues throughout the nation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
te-ixtli: The ˘Other Face÷ of the Americasp. 1
Rhetoric of the First ˘Indians÷: The TaÝnos of the Second Voyage of Columbusp. 15
Imperialist Rhetorics in Puerto Rican Nationalist Narrativesp. 21
Spanish Scripts Colonize the Image: Inca Visual Rhetoricsp. 41
Translating Nahua Rhetoric: Sahag˙n's Nahua Subjects in Colonial Mexicop. 69
Practicing Methods in Ancient Cultural Rhetorics: Uncovering Rhetorical Action in Moche Burial Ritualsp. 89
Rhetoric and Resistance in Hawai'i: How Silenced Voices Speak Out in Colonial Contextsp. 117
Rhetoric, Interrupted: La Malinche and Nepantlismap. 143
In Search of the Invisible World: Uncovering Mesoamerican Rhetoric in Contemporary Mexicop. 153
˘When They Awaken÷: Indigeneity, Miscegenation, and Anticolonial Visualityp. 169
Spirit Glyphs: Reimagining Art and Artist in the Work of Chicana Tlamatinimep. 197
Los Puentes Stories: The Rhetorical Realities of Electronic Literacy Sponsors and Gateways on the US.-Mexico Border from 1920 to 2001p. 227
Las Cobijas/The Blanketsp. 255
Contributorsp. 259
Indexp. 265
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