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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.

For the Common Good: Rhetoric and Discourse Practices in the United States, 1900–1950
For the common good: Rhetoric and discourse practices in the United States, 1900–1950

The first half of the 20th century witnessed enormous changes in the technologies, practices, teaching, and study of communication in the United States. And yet it must be admitted at the beginning of this attempt to characterize scholarship on early 20th-century American discourse practices that despite a vast amount of scholarly literature, the period is not generally regarded as a unified area of scholarly specialization for rhetorical scholars, it is not represented by a taken-for-granted canon of discursive works, and departments of rhetoric in English, Speech, and Communication typically do not offer separate courses in the period as a unit. ...

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