In this updated and significantly expanded edition of his The Rhetoric of Racism, Mark McPhail responds to subsequent critiques and advances in scholarship. Like the earlier text, Revisited looks at the rhetorical dynamics of racism-how, in addition to social and material structures and institutions, language can be a cause and facilitator of racism. Revised introductions and four new chapters add thorough discussions of essentialism and racial difference; theories of complicity and coherence, including critical applications; the theory of racism as a problem of psychiatry; and perspectives on contemporary racial discourse.
Mark Lawrence McPhail is chair of the Department of Communication at Miami University of Ohio.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 The Rhetoric of Racism Chapter 3 Introduction: In the Shadow of the World Chapter 4 From Socrates to South Africa Chapter 5 Language and Oppression Chapter 6 Racism in Black and White Chapter 7 Race as Symbolic Reality Chapter 8 From Complicity to Coherence Part 9 Revisiting the Rhetoric of Racism Chapter 10 The Politics of Complicity Chapter 11 Re-Signing the Opposition Chapter 12 The Hope That Hate Produced Chapter 13 Conclusion: The Rhetoric of Our Times Chapter 14 References