African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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SIU Press, Feb 12, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 309 pages
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African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives is an introduction to fundamental concepts and a systematic integration of historical and contemporary lines of inquiry in the study of African American rhetorics. Edited by Elaine B. Richardson and Ronald L. Jackson II, the volume explores culturally and discursively developed forms of knowledge, communicative practices, and persuasive strategies rooted in freedom struggles by people of African ancestry in America.
  Outlining African American rhetorics found in literature, historical documents, and popular culture, the collection provides scholars, students, and teachers with innovative approaches for discussing the epistemologies and realities that foster the inclusion of rhetorical discourse in African American studies. In addition to analyzing African American rhetoric, the fourteen contributors project visions for pedagogy in the field and address new areas and renewed avenues of research. The result is an exploration of what parameters can be used to begin a more thorough and useful consideration of African Americans in rhetorical space.
 

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Contents

Aspects of African American Rhetoric as a Field
1
Frances
21
Representations
37
An Embodiment of
73
A Comparative Analysis of Zora
86
The Multiple Dimensions of NubianEgyptian
111
African American Rhetorical
136
African American Students
155
Contracts Declarations
170
Technology Access
189
The AfricanAmerican Rhetoric
204
Hush
221
Found Not Founded
259
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Elaine B. Richardson, an associate professor of English and applied linguistics at Penn State University, is the author of African American Literacies and Hiphop Literacies.
 
Ronald L. Jackson II, an associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State University, is the author of Scripting the Black Masculine Body: Identity, Discourse, and Racial Politics in Popular Media.