Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory

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Karen A. Foss, Sonja K. Foss, Cindy L. Griffin
Waveland Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 319 pages
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Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory features and pays homage to the work of nine influential theorists: Cheris Kramarae, bell hooks, Gloria Anzaldúa, Mary Daly, Starhawk, Paula Gunn Allen, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Sally Miller Gearhart, and Sonia Johnson. As the editors explain in their Introduction, these feminist theorists are featured because they have sufficiently large bodies of work that constitute coherent theories about communication or rhetoric and contribute to the re-conceptualization and transformation of rhetorical constructs and theories.

 

Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory is ideal for students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Communication Studies, Women’s Studies, and English and is an excellent companion volume to Feminist Rhetorical Theory.

 

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Contents

Introduction to Cheris Kramarae
7
Introduction to bell hooks
45
Introduction to Gloria Anzaldua
75
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Karen Foss (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is Regents’ Professor and until recently was Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico and has joined Stephen Littlejohn as a co-author on his bestselling textbook,Theories of Human Communication, 9th Edition. She has been at the University of New Mexico since 1993 and in that time served not only as a departmental chair but also as Director of Graduate Studies for the department and as Director of Women’s Studies. In 2005, she received the Gender Scholar of the Year award from the Southern States Communication Association and was named Presidential Teaching Fellow for 2004-2006. Her research interests include contemporary rhetoric and criticism, social movements and social change, and feminist perspectives on communication. In addition to her work on Theories of Human Communication, she has co-authored Women Speak: The Eloquence of Women’s Lives, Inviting Transformation: Presentational Speaking for a Changing World, Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric, Feminist Rhetorical Theory (SAGE 1999) and Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory (SAGE 2004). Dr. Foss regularly teaches feminist rhetorical theory; rhetorical criticism; rhetorical theory; women, agency, and change; and public speaking.

Karen Foss (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is Regents Professor and until recently was Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico and has joined Stephen Littlejohn as a co-author on his bestsellingtextbook, Theories of Human Communication, 9th Edition. She has been at the University of New Mexico since 1993 and in that time served not only as a departmental chair but also as Director of Graduate Studies for the department and as Director of Women s Studies. In 2005, she received the Gender Scholar of the Year award from the Southern States Communication Association and was named Presidential Teaching Fellow for 2004-2006. Her research interests include contemporary rhetoric and criticism, social movements and social change, and feminist perspectives on communication. In addition to her work on Theories of Human Communication, she has co-authored Women Speak: The Eloquence of Women s Lives, Inviting Transformation: Presentational Speaking for a Changing World, Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric, Feminist Rhetorical Theory (SAGE 1999) and Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory (SAGE 2004). Dr. Foss regularly teaches feminist rhetorical theory; rhetorical criticism; rhetorical theory; women, agency, and change; and public speaking.

Cindy L. Griffin is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she teaches Public Speaking, Women and Communication, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, and Rhetoric and Civility. A proponent of service learning, Dr. Griffin integrates service-learning assignments into her course work and has presented at regional and national conventions on service learning, civility, and invitational rhetoric. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Griffin is the editor of the journal, "Women's Studies in Communication," a member of the Women's Studies faculty, and Co-Chair of the Women's Interdisciplinary Programs and Studies Executive Board at CSU. She received her BS degree from California State University, Northridge; her MA in communication from the University of Oregon; and her Ph.D. from Indiana University.

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