Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism
- ÜRÜNÜN BULUNDUĞU ŞUBELERİMİZ
- Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
For many decades, "feminism" and "rhetoric" could easily be viewed as near opposites: with its roots in western traditions of masculinist, agonistic discourse, rhetoric offered little room for women. This scene began to change, however, as more women took up studies of rhetoric and writing studies, asking how to describe women’s contributions to rhetoric, which simply must be there waiting to be found? In the late twentieth century, between the second and third waves of feminism, scholars in writing studies, English, and communications began the arduous but necessary work of re-thinking every aspect of the western rhetorical tradition, and doing so informed by feminist theory and practice. This volume is the culmination of the work done by those scholars.
Edited by the leading experts in field, Cheryl Glenn and Andrea A. Lunsford, Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism earns its significance in several key ways: it includes work done by scholars from departments of communication, English, and writing studies as well as a variety of public intellectuals; it traces a series of encounters between rhetoric and feminism during the last three decades; and it highlights five themes that represent the history of encounters between rhetoric and feminism.