Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Lines by Barbara Couture,Patti Wojahn

By Barbara Couture,Patti Wojahn

With becoming anxiousness approximately American identification fueling debates in regards to the nation’s borders, ethnicities, and languages, Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries offers a well timed and critical rhetorical exploration of divisionary bounds that divide an Us from a Them. the idea that of “border” demands realization, and the authors during this assortment reply through describing it, difficult it, confounding it, and, from time to time, erasing it.

Motivating us to determine anew the various traces that unite, divide, and outline us, the essays during this quantity spotlight how discourse at borders and limits can create or thwart stipulations for developing identification and admitting distinction. every one bankruptcy analyzes how public discourse on the website of actual or metaphorical borders offers or confounds those stipulations and, accordingly, potent participation—a key criterion for a contemporary democracy. The settings are a number of, encompassing monstrous public areas resembling towns and parts inside of them; the rhetorical areas of heritage books, museum monitors, activist occasions, and media retailers; and the intimate settings of group and lecture room conversations.

Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries exhibits how wealthy communique will be whilst different cultures intersect and create new possibilities for human connection, even whereas assorted populations, cultures, age teams, and political events undertake irreconcilable positions. it will likely be of curiosity to students in rhetoric and literacy experiences and scholars in rhetorical research and public discourse.

Contributors include Andrea Alden, Cori Brewster, Robert Brooke, Randolph Cauthen, Jennifer Clifton, Barbara Couture, Vanessa Cozza, Anita C. Hernández, Roberta J. Herter, Judy vacation, Elenore lengthy, José A. Montelongo, Karen P. Peirce, Jonathan P. Rossing, Susan A. Schiller, Christopher Schroeder, Tricia C. Serviss, Mónica Torres, Kathryn Valentine, Victor Villanueva, and Patti Wojahn.

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