Participatory Critical Rhetoric: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Studying Rhetoric in Situ

Participatory Critical Rhetoric Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Studying Rhetoric in Situ Increasingly rhetorical scholars are using fieldwork and other ethnographic performance and qualitative methods to access document and analyze forms of everyday in situ rhetoric rather than using

  • Title: Participatory Critical Rhetoric: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Studying Rhetoric in Situ
  • Author: Danielle Endres Aaron Hess Michael Middleton Samantha Senda-Cook
  • ISBN: 9781498513814
  • Page: 498
  • Format: ebook
  • Increasingly, rhetorical scholars are using fieldwork and other ethnographic, performance, and qualitative methods to access, document, and analyze forms of everyday in situ rhetoric rather than using already documented texts In this book, the authors argue that participatory critical rhetoric, as an approach to in situ rhetoric, is a theoretically, methodologically, andIncreasingly, rhetorical scholars are using fieldwork and other ethnographic, performance, and qualitative methods to access, document, and analyze forms of everyday in situ rhetoric rather than using already documented texts In this book, the authors argue that participatory critical rhetoric, as an approach to in situ rhetoric, is a theoretically, methodologically, and praxiologically robust approach to critical rhetorical studies This book addresses how participatory critical rhetoric furthers understanding of the significant role that rhetoric plays in everyday life through expanding the archive of rhetorical practices and texts, emplacing rhetorical critics in direct conversation with rhetors and audiences at the moment of rhetorical invention, and highlighting marginalized voices that might otherwise go unnoticed This book organizes the theoretical and methodological foundations of participatory critical rhetoric through four vectors that enhance conventional rhetorical approaches 1 the political commitments of the critic 2 rhetorical reflexivity and the role of the embodied critic 3 emplaced rhetoric and the interplay between the field, text, and context and 4 multiperspectival judgment that is informed by direct participation with rhetors and audiences In addition to laying the groundwork and advocating for the approach, Participatory Critical Rhetoric also offers significant contributions to rhetorical theory and criticism broadly by revisiting the field s understanding of core topics such as role of the critic, text context, audience, rhetorical effect, and the purpose of criticism Further, it enhances theoretical conversations about material rhetoric, place space, affect, intersectional rhetoric, embodiment, and rhetorical reflexivity.

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