Contesting Cultural Rhetorics

Contesting Cultural Rhetorics

... and something of how this public rhetoric constitutes a site of cultural conceptions that are essentially contested . Taken together , these chapters demonstrate that education is a contested term in our culture not just because our ...

Author: Margaret J. Marshall

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472105361

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Examines American discourse on education and what it reveals about our values as a society.
Categories: Social Science

Response to Reform

Response to Reform

Response to Reform: Composition and the Professionalization of Teaching critiques the politics of labor and gender biases inherent in the composition workplace that prevent literacy teachers from attaining professional status and respect.

Author: Margaret Marshall

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325450

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 847

Response to Reform: Composition and the Professionalization of Teaching critiques the politics of labor and gender biases inherent in the composition workplace that prevent literacy teachers from attaining professional status and respect. Scrutinizing the relationship between scholarship and teaching, Margaret J. Marshall calls for a reconceptualization of what it means to prepare for and enter the field of composition instruction. Interrogating the approach the education system takes to certify teachers without actually “professionalizing” their careers, Marshall contends that these programs rely on outdated rhetorics of labor that only widen the gap between teaching and other professional jobs. Such attempts to re-educate literacy teachers exploit and marginalize their work, and thus prevent them from claiming the status of academic professionals. In providing an overview of the history of and language used to literacy instruction, she also points out that while women are overrepresented in composition instruction, they are underrepresented in tenure track and administrative positions. To correct and combat these inequities, Marshall advocates an alternate alignment of power structures and rhetorical choices. In a wide-ranging survey that sheds new light on the composition workplace as well as higher education at large, Response to Reform: Composition and the Professionalization of Teaching boldly asks us to do away with the reductive language we inherit from the past that characterize teaching and professionalization, as well as our customary responses to public criticism of education. The result is a new articulation of composition as a meritorious profession.
Categories: Education

The Rhetoric of RHETORIC

The Rhetoric of RHETORIC

Contesting Cultural Rhetorics: Public Discourse and EDUCATION, Margaret J. Marshall, 1995. (If we think of all the synonyms for education, this category would probably have the largest number of recent works.) The Rhetoric of ELECTRONIC ...

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470765821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 281

In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media. Investigates the possibility of reducing harmful conflict by practising a rhetoric that depends on deep listening by both sides.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural Studies 11 3

Cultural Studies 11 3

Marks, Elaine (1996) Marrano as Metaphor: the Jewish Presence in French Writing, New York: Columbia University Press. $24.50 (hbk). Marshall, Margaret J. (1995) Contesting Cultural Rhetorics: Public Discourse and Education, 1980-1900, ...

Author: Lawrence Grossberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135107437

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 657

This intriguing issue represents the truly international and interdisciplinary nature of contemporary work in cultural studies. Cultural Studies has reflected the discipline in becoming ever more global in scope and perspective.
Categories: Art

Working in the Archives

Working in the Archives

Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition Barbara L'Eplattenier, Lisa Mastrangelo Alexis E. Ramsey, ... Her books, Contesting Cultural Rhetorics: Public Discourse and Education, 1890–1900 (1995) and Response to Reform: ...

Author: Alexis E. Ramsey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809386895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Archival research of any magnitude can be daunting. With this in mind, Alexis E. Ramsey, Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa Mastrangelo have developed an indispensable volume for the first-time researcher as well as the seasoned scholar. Working in the Archives is a guide to the world of rhetoric and composition archives, from locating an archival source and its materials to establishing one’s own collection of archival materials. This practical volume provides insightful information on a variety of helpful topics, such as basic archival theory, processes, and principles; the use of hidden or digital archives; the intricacies of searching for and using letters and photographs; strategies for addressing the dilemmas of archival organization without damaging the provenance of materials; the benefits of seeking sources outside academia; and the difficult (yet often rewarding) aspects of research on the Internet. Working in the Archives moves beyond the basics to discuss the more personal and emotional aspects of archival work through the inclusion of interviews with experienced researchers such as Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Peter Mortensen, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Kenneth Lindblom, and David Gold. Each shares his or her personal stories of the joys and challenges that face today’s researchers. Packed with useful recommendations, this volume draws on the knowledge and experiences of experts to present a well-rounded guidebook to the often winding paths of academic archival investigation. These in-depth yet user-friendly essays provide crucial answers to the myriad questions facing both fledgling and practiced researchers, making Working in the Archives an essential resource.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorics Poetics and Cultures

Rhetorics  Poetics  and Cultures

These essays situate Berlin's work in personal, pedagogical, and political contexts that highlight the continuing importance of his work for understanding contemporary disciplinary practice.

Author: James A. Berlin

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 0972477284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 597

Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures is James Berlin's most comprehensive effort to refigure the field of English Studies. Here, in his last book, Berlin both historically situates and recovers for today the tools and insights of rhetoric-displaced and marginalized, he argues, by the allegedly disinterested study of aesthetic texts in the college English department. Berlin sees rhetoric as offering a unique perspective on the current disciplinary crisis, complementing the challenging perspectives offered by postmodern literary theory and cultural studies. Taking into account the political and intellectual issues at stake and the relation of these issues to economic and social transformations, Berlin argues for a pedagogy that makes the English studies classroom the center of disciplinary activities, the point at which theory, practice, and democratic politics intersect. This new educational approach, organized around text interpretation and production-not one or the other exclusively, as before-prepares students for work, democratic politics, and consumer culture today by providing a revised conception of both reading and writing as acts of textual interpretation; it also gives students tools to critique the socially constructed, politically charged reality of classroom, college, and culture. This new edition of Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures includes JAC response essays by Linda Brodkey, Patricia Harkin, Susan Miller, John Trimbur, and Victor J. Vitanza, as well as an afterword by Janice M. Lauer. These essays situate Berlin's work in personal, pedagogical, and political contexts that highlight the continuing importance of his work for understanding contemporary disciplinary practice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Rebirth of Dialogue

The Rebirth of Dialogue

Socrates contests Gorgias' rhetoric because it is inconsistent, because it claims to teach justice but disclaims any ... Contesting Cultural Beliefs: Socrates versus Polus and Callicles The problem of rhetoric as set forth in the ...

Author: James P. Zappen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791484906

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 151

Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.
Categories: Social Science

Church and Tower

Church and Tower

In telling these stories from the in-between places, I use cultural rhetorics to permeate boundaries some scholars continue to hold between academic and community learning.

Author: Hannah Brady Espinoza

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798617025394

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 150

View: 127

This project is a practice in telling a small part of a less common story: one about negotiating commitments to academic and church communities when the stories told across those communities don't always line up or are incomplete. Through the stories of my three participants as well as my own experiences, I will describe this in-between space and the individual negotiations we perform to explain those spaces to ourselves and to rest in them. In telling these stories from the in-between places, I use cultural rhetorics to permeate boundaries some scholars continue to hold between academic and community learning. Through the stories of participants and myself, I demonstrate that holding, challenging, and shifting community rhetorics is a complex process of critical thought and individual experience that carries religious rhetorics into the realm of belief and practice and beyond.Using methodologies and mixed methods from cultural rhetorics, Indigenous rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, and grounded theory, I emphasize practices of relationality, listening, and storying to share stories from three participants who participated in an Evangelical church community, pseudonymized here as "Hope Church," while completing graduate studies. Through a thorough exploration of these stories as well as my own, this study finds that individual negotiations of academic and Evangelical communities come out of and create a rhetorical space of faith and learning that allows them to hold multiple knowledges in constellation while shifting narratives across spaces.
Categories: Electronic dissertations

The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood

The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood

... on what basis can I feel a commonality with others, endowed—like myself—with indifferent qualities?40 I am far more likely to see myself as the victim of another person, who contests whatever minimal resources of self-worth I have.

Author: F. Naqvi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230603479

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 806

In a series of paradigmatic readings of René Girard, Peter Sloterdijk, Michael Haneke, Anselm Kiefer, Michel Houellebecq, Elfriede Jelinek, Giorgio Agamben, Naqvi examines the current fascination with victimhood and the desire for victim status.
Categories: Social Science

Contesting Cultural Authority

Contesting Cultural Authority

VII CONCLUSION Although in 1919 and thereafter scientists did not significantly participate in parliamentary politics , they had achieved other modes of recognition belied by the pessimistic postwar rhetoric of Nature .

Author: Frank M. Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521372577

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 465

A volume of essays which constitutes a major overview of the Victorian intellectual enterprise.
Categories: History

Ancient Non Greek Rhetorics

Ancient Non Greek Rhetorics

Faculty members of the Syracuse University doctoral program in cultural rhetoric have widely differing ... explore the ways that rhetoric might explain cultures, and the ways that cultures are performed, contested, and reproduced.

Author: Carol S. Lipson

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602356771

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 579

Ancient Non-Greek Rhetorics contributes to the recovery and understanding of ancient rhetorics in non-Western cultures and other cultures that developed independently of classical Greco-Roman models. Contributors analyze facets of the rhetorics as embedded within the particular cultures of ancient China, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the ancient Near East more generally, Israel, Japan, India, and ancient Ireland.
Categories: History

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Dialectics of Bonding and Contestation Jon Abbink, Shauna LaTosky. Studies in Rhetoric and Culture Series Editors: Ivo Strecker, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Robert Hariman, Northwestern University Felix Girke, University of ...

Author: Jon Abbink

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789209785

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 313

This volume explores the constitutive role of rhetoric in socio-cultural relations, where discursive persuasion is so important, and contains both theoretical chapters as well as fascinating examples of the ambiguities and effects of rhetoric used (un)consciously in social praxis. The elements of power, competition and political persuasion figure prominently. It is an accessible collection of studies, speaking to common issues and problems in social life, and shows the heuristic and often explanatory value of the rhetorical perspective.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics

The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics

For Connor, the prefix “inter-” in intercultural rhetoric helps to underscore the fact that “all cultures and ... characteristics and challenging the assumption that there is internal consistency and consensus within cultures.3 To ...

Author: Keith Lloyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000066272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 680

The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics offers a broad and comprehensive understanding of comparative or world rhetoric, from ancient times to the modern day. Bringing together an international team of established and emergent scholars, this Handbook looks beyond Greco-Roman traditions in the study of rhetoric to provide an international, cross-cultural study of communication practices around the globe. With dedicated sections covering theory and practice, history, pedagogy, hybrids and the modern context, this extensive collection will provide the reader with a solid understanding of: how comparative rhetoric evolved how it re-defines and expands the field of rhetorical studies what it contributes to our understanding of human communication its implications for the advancement of related fields, such as composition, technology, language studies, and literacy. In a world where understanding how people communicate, argue, and persuade is as important as understanding their languages, The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics is an essential resource for scholars and students of communication, composition, rhetoric, cultural studies, cultural rhetoric, cross-cultural studies, transnational studies, translingual studies, and languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Culture

Public Culture

Bulletin of the Project for Transnational Cultural Studies ... Media , Communication , Culture : A Global Approach . ... Marshall , Margaret J. Contesting Cultural Rhetorics : Public Discourse and Education ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014909144

Category: Arts and society

Page:

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Categories: Arts and society

Culture Catastrophe and Rhetoric

Culture  Catastrophe  and Rhetoric

Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers. New York: Guilford Press. Leitner, Hega, Eric S. Sheppard, Kristin Sziarto, and Anant Maringanti. 2007. “Contesting Urban Futures: Decentering Neoliberalism.” In Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban ...

Author: Robert Hariman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782387473

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 956

This volume explores political culture, especially the catastrophic elements of the global social order emerging in the twenty-first century. By emphasizing the texture of political action, the book theorizes how social context becomes evident on the surface of events and analyzes the performative dimensions of political experience. The attention to catastrophe allows for an understanding of how ordinary people contend with normal system operation once it is indistinguishable from system breakdown. Through an array of case studies, the book provides an account of change as it is experienced, negotiated, and resisted in specific settings that define a society’s capacity for political action.
Categories: Social Science

Culture Rhetoric

Culture   Rhetoric

Studies in Rhetoric and Culture Edited by Ivo Strecker , Johannes Gutenburg University Mainz and Addis Ababa University ... and often also fantastic patterns of culture — including our own — are created , maintained , and contested .

Author: Ivo A. Strecker

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 166

While some scholars have said that there is no such thing as culture and have urged to abandon the concept altogether, the contributors to this volume overcome this impasse by understanding cultures and their representations for what they ultimately are - rhetorical constructs. These senior, international scholars explore the complex and multifarious relationships between culture and rhetoric arguing that just as rhetoric is founded in culture, culture is founded in rhetoric. This intersection of rhetoric and culture constitutes the central theme of the first part of the book, while the second is dedicated to the study of figuration as a common ground of rhetoric and anthropology. The book offers a compelling range of theoretical reflections, historical vistas, and empirical investigations, which aim to show how people talk themselves and others into particular modalities of thought and action, and how rhetoric and culture, in this way, are co-emergent. It thus turns a new page in the history of academic discourse by bringing two disciplines—anthropology and rhetoric—together in a way that has never been done before.
Categories: Business & Economics

Alternative Rhetorics

Alternative Rhetorics

23 At the cultural rhetorical level, fragmented sentences and repetition help to cement the ways in which the boys hope to keep their own values and realities intact in the midst of living in a landscape which does not immediately value ...

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791490655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 255

Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorics Poetics and Cultures

Rhetorics  Poetics  and Cultures

Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures is James Berlin's most comprehensive effort to refigure the field of English Studies.

Author: James A. Berlin

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602354371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 686

Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures is James Berlin's most comprehensive effort to refigure the field of English Studies. Here, in his last book, Berlin both historically situates and recovers for today the tools and insights of rhetoric-displaced and marginalized, he argues, by the allegedly disinterested study of aesthetic texts in the college English department. Berlin sees rhetoric as offering a unique perspective on the current disciplinary crisis, complementing the challenging perspectives offered by postmodern literary theory and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Testing Controversy

Testing Controversy

A Rhetoric of Educational Reform Kendall R. Phillips ... the little red schoolhouse " Closest to the aims of the present study is Margaret Marshall's ( 1995 ) Contesting Cultural Rhetorics : Public Discourse and Education , 1890-1900 .

Author: Kendall R. Phillips

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015058140552

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 288

This is a reading of the controversies surrounding educational testing between the early 1970s and the late 1990s. It focuses attention on the challenges to standardize testing, the emergence of performance-based and outcome-based education and the eventual decline of these reform efforts.
Categories: Education

Contested Paternity

Contested Paternity

Judges did not operate in a vacuum, and society and culture might have influenced their decisions. ... The right to work became part of the broader cultural rhetoric contributing to damage suits, as well as to judges' decisions to rule ...

Author: Rachel G. Fuchs

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801898167

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 724

Focusing on paternity as a category of family history, Contested Paternity emphasizes the importance of fatherhood, the family, and the law within the greater context of changing attitudes toward parental responsibility.
Categories: History