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By Seth Kahn,JongHwa Lee

This volume examines the function of rhetoric in today’s tradition of democratic activism. the amount takes on of the main major demanding situations at present dealing with modern rhetorical reviews: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in international context, and (2) the primary function of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In featuring numerous political and rhetorical struggles of their particular contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee let individuals to mirror on and difficult chances for either activist techniques to rhetorical reviews, and rhetorical techniques to activist initiatives, facilitating greater realizing the socio-political effects of this paintings.


With members from well known students in conversation and composition reviews, the gathering deals functional situations that spotlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic rules and practices. It additionally considers theoretical questions that recognize profound voids within the rhetorical culture (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and extend the horizon of conventional rhetorical views. It advocates new wisdom and practices that additional advertise civic engagement, social switch and democracy within the worldwide context.


Activism and Rhetoric will be applicable for students and scholars throughout disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, verbal exchange experiences, political technological know-how, cultural reports, and women’s experiences.

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