Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method

Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method

By: Karma R. Chavez (editor), Sara L. McKinnon (editor), Robert Asen (editor), Robert Glenn Howard (editor)Paperback

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Rhetorical critics have long had a troubled relationship with method, viewing it as at times opening up provocative avenues of inquiry, and at other times as closing off paths toward meaningful engagement with texts. Text + Field shifts scholarly attention from this conflicted history, looking instead to the growing number of scholars who are supplementing text-based scholarship by venturing out into the field, where rhetoric is produced, enacted, and consumed. These field-based practices involve observation, ethnographic interviews, and performance. They are not intended to displace text-based approaches; rather, they expand the idea of method by helping rhetorical scholars arrive at new and complementary answers to long-standing disciplinary questions about text, context, audience, judgment, and ethics. The first volume in rhetoric and communication to directly address the relevance, processes, and implications of using field methods to augment traditional scholarship, Text + Field provides a framework for adapting these new tools to traditional rhetorical inquiry. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Roberta Chevrette, Kathleen M. de On s, Danielle Endres, Joshua P. Ewalt, Alina Haliliuc, Aaron Hess, Jamie Landau, Michael Middleton, Tiara R. Na'puti, Jessy J. Ohl, Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Damien Smith Pfister, Samantha Senda-Cook, Lisa Silvestri, and Valerie Thatcher.

About Author

Sara L. McKinnon is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Robert Asen is Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karma R. Ch vez is Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Robert Glenn Howard is Professor of Communication Arts and the chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Table of Contents List of Illustrations Introduction: Articulating Text and Field in the Nodes of Rhetorical Scholarship by Sara L. McKinnon, Robert Asen, Karma R. Chavez, and Robert Glenn Howard 1. Interrogating the "Field" by Samantha Senda-Cook, Michael Middleton, and Danielle Endres 2. Rhetorical Field Methods in the Tradition of Imitatio by Joshua P. Ewalt, Jessy J. Ohl, and Damien Smith Pfister 3. From Guahan and Back: Navigating a "Both/Neither" Analytic for Rhetorical Field Methods by Tiara R. Na'puti 4. Feeling Rhetorical Critics: Another Affective-Emotional Field Method for Rhetorical Studies by Jamie Landau 5. Embodied Judgment: A Call for a Phronetic Orientation in Rhetorical Ethnography by Aaron Hess 6. "Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas": Experiences with Co-presence in Puerto Rico by Kathleen M. de Onis 7. It's Like a Prairie Fire! Rhetorics of Trust and Reciprocity in the Texas Coal Plant Opposition Movement by Valerie Thatcher 8. Being, Evoking, and Reflecting from the Field: A Case for Critical Ethnography in Audience-Centered Rhetorical Criticism by Alina Haliliuc 9. Holographic Rhetoric: De/Colonizing Public Memory at Pueblo Grande by Roberta Chevrette 10. Context Drives Method: Studying Social Media Use in a Warzone by Lisa Silvestri Afterword: Decentralizing and Regenerating the Field by Phaedra C. Pezzullo Notes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780271072104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780271072104
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0271072105

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