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Title Active voices : composing a rhetoric for social movements / edited by Sharon McKenzie Stevens and Patricia Malesh.
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009.
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 Floor4  P301.5.S63 A28 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 250 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-239) and index.
Contents Vernacular rhetoric and social movements : performances of resistance in the rhetoric of the everyday / Gerard A. Hauser, Erin Daina McClellan -- Dreaming to change our situation : reconfiguring the exigence for student writing / Sharon McKenzie Stevens -- Disorderly women : appropriating the power tools in civic discourses / Moira K. Amado-Miller -- The progressive education movement : a case study in coalition politics / Brian Jackson Thomas P. Miller -- Giving voice to a movement : Mills's "Letter to the new left" and the potential of history / Thomas Rosteck -- Sharing our recipes : vegan conversion narratives as social praxis / Patricia Malesh -- Moving students into social movements : prisoner reentry and the research paper / David Coogan -- Engaging globalization through local community activism : a model for activist pedagogical practice / Anne Marie Todd -- "Creating space" for community : radical identities and collective praxis / Mary Ann Cain -- Politics, class, and social movement people : continuing the conversation / William DeGenaro.
Summary "From suffragettes to vegans, participants in social movements strive to change the worlds they inhabit, whether by direct action, rallies, marches, organized work stoppages, or engaging government power in service of their aims. Active Voices explores both the rhetorical dimensions of such activist activities and the integral role of rhetoric in the processes of social transformation. This collection balances in-depth analyses of particular movements and pedagogical projects with broader perspectives on how language and embodied action shape avenues for activism. Featured are a wide range of sites for social change, from the progressive education movement to African American drum circles, and from prisoner reentry programs to the nineteenth-century women's suffrage movement. Speaking as scholars, activists, storytellers, rhetoricians, and teachers, the contributors blur the boundaries between different aspects of their identities and challenge divisions between creating theory and practicing it."--Jacket.
Subject Rhetoric -- Social aspects.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Related Names Stevens, Sharon McKenzie.
Malesh, Patricia.
ISBN 9781438426273 hardcover alkaline paper
1438426275 hardcover alkaline paper
OCLC number 244352647