Rhetorica in Motion
Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies (Composition, Literacy, and Culture)
Rhetorica in Motion is the first collected work to investigate feminist rhetorical research methods in both contemporary and historical contexts. The contributors analyze the decision-making processes and methodologies employed in deciphering the origins, meanings, theories, workings, and manifestations of feminist rhetoric.
The volume examines familiar themes, such as archival, literary, and online research, but also looks to other areas of rhetoric, such as disability studies; gerontology/aging studies; Latina/o, queer, and transgender studies; performance studies; and transnational feminisms in both the United States and larger geopolitical spaces. Rhetorica in Motion incorporates previous views of feminist research, outlines a set of principles that guides current methods, and develops models for undertaking future inquiry, including working as individuals or balancing the dynamics of group research. The text explores how feminist research embodies what has come before and reflects what researchers, institutions, and instructors bring to it and what it brings to them. Underlying the discovery of this volume is the understanding that feminist rhetoric is in constant motion in a dynamic that resists definition.
Praise For Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies (Composition, Literacy, and Culture)…
—Jacqueline Jones Royster, The Ohio State University
“The time is right to rethink the role of feminism in rhetoric and composition. Committed but not dogmatic, these thoughtful scholars move beyond exhausted categories without losing the valuable insights of the past decades. Rhetorica in Motion will become indispensable for a new generation of feminist scholars in our field.”
—Susan C. Jarratt, University of California, Irvine
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822960560, 172pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 2010