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The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

Historical and Comparative Rhetorical Studies: Revisionist Methods and New Directions

Historical and Comparative Rhetorical Studies: Revisionist Methods and New Directions
Historical and comparative rhetorical studies: Revisionist methods and new directions

One of the most significant recent developments in historical studies in rhetoric has been the increasing attention given in every field and period to comparative studies. Whether addressing the modern rhetorics of Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca, I. A. Richards, and Kenneth Burke, or the continuing influence of classical models on many contemporary and international practices of rhetoric, scholars increasingly attend to the presence of multiple rhetorical models and cultures throughout the world. The past 15 years have seen the emergence of new societies for the study of rhetoric in Scandinavia, Latin America, and China, with pan-Asian and East-West rhetorical studies now more prominently represented in the meetings of ...

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