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Race, Rites, and Rhetoric: Colors, Cultures, and Communication
This series focuses on the renegotiation of race as "black-white" and the interplay of "material/cultural" forces in the description and negotiation of everyday relations among diverse peoples. Color continues its fascination in the face of unrepented choice to define and differentiate according to physical traits. Moreover, rhetoric itself participates in the normalization of an undeniably contested terrain; perspectives and realities confront power and result in complex compromises around identity and relation. Studies that capture this tension are crucial. Race, Rites, and Rhetoric seeks to combine the concerns and challenges of persuasion recognized by the ancient scholars as actualized by everyday challenges, dilemnas, and struggles of humans living in diverse cultural settings. Through an emphasis on ritual aspects of race rhetoric, the series opens up rhetoric as perspective and practice to new audiences.
Aaron David Gresson III, The Pennsylvania State University
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Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?
MICHELLE A. HOLLING AND BERNADETTE M. CALAFELL -
CLAUDIA ANGUIANO; ROBERTO AVANT-MIE...
Lexington Books • February 2011 • Monograph
African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor
DEBORAH F. ATWATER
Lexington Books • April 2010 • Monograph
Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice
JOHN B. HATCH -
AARON DAVID GRESSON III
Lexington Books • December 2009 • Monograph