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By Seth Kahn,JongHwa Lee

This volume examines the function of rhetoric in today’s tradition of democratic activism. the quantity takes on of the main major demanding situations at the moment dealing with modern rhetorical experiences: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in international context, and (2) the vital function of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In providing a number of political and rhetorical struggles of their particular contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee permit participants to mirror on and complex percentages for either activist ways to rhetorical experiences, and rhetorical methods to activist initiatives, facilitating greater knowing the socio-political results of this paintings.


With members from well known students in conversation and composition reports, the gathering bargains useful situations that spotlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic ideas 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 experiences, and women’s reviews.

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