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African American Rhetoric(s) Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Associate Professor Elaine B Richardson, Ronald L Jackson II

By Associate Professor Elaine B Richardson, Ronald L Jackson II

African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives is an advent to basic strategies and a scientific integration of historic and modern strains of inquiry within the examine of African American rhetorics. Edited by way of Elaine B. Richardson and Ronald L. Jackson II, the amount explores culturally and discursively constructed kinds of wisdom, communicative practices, and persuasive concepts rooted in freedom struggles by way of humans of African ancestry in America.
Outlining African American rhetorics present in literature, ancient files, and pop culture, the gathering presents students, scholars, and academics with cutting edge methods for discussing the epistemologies and realities that foster the inclusion of rhetorical discourse in African American experiences. as well as examining African American rhetoric, the fourteen individuals undertaking visions for pedagogy within the box and deal with new parts and renewed avenues of analysis. the result's an exploration of what parameters can be utilized to start a extra thorough and worthwhile attention of African americans in rhetorical space.

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103, 104; italics added). Three times Harper reminded the audience at the 1858 meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society that the suffering “slave mother who clasps her child to her heaving breast does not own it by right of possession” (Harper, 1858, p. 1). Her postbellum speeches include women in all cataloging of progress. , “Colored men and women have gone into journalism”), in reference to race accomplishments (Logan, 1995, p. 38). Harper’s postbellum speeches to White women’s groups were presented within a carefully worded frame of progress through increased influence.

In Peterson, 1995, p. 124). Further, these comments resonate also with gendered assumptions about women. E. church: “Seldom have we heard a more cogent, forcible, and eloquent lecture upon any subject, especially from a woman. ; italics added). Although revealing low expectations for women speakers, this response, unlike many others, does speak to the logic of Harper’s arguments rather than to her physical appearance or delivery. 28 Shirley Wilson Logan Reprinted reports on Harper’s rhetorical performances at various abolitionist gatherings all provide further evidence of focused attention to aspects of sex, gender roles, and race: Miss W.

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