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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.

Recent Advances in Comparative Rhetoric
Recent advances in comparative rhetoric

I hope to have identified a few things Indians do not want from writing: stereotypes, cultural appropriations, exclusion, ignorance, irrelevance, rhetorical imperialism.

—Lyons (2000)

Because rhetoric itself is such a problematic concept—one defined differently within every culture, epoch, and motive and then located so randomly across the disciplines, comparative rhetoric has proven even more problematic to define. When scholars consider comparative rhetoric, they must ask familiar questions: What definition of rhetoric is in use? What is ethical rhetorical practice? To these have been added new questions: If cultures do not share the concept of rhetoric, what are we comparing? By what method and means do we come to know a culture different from our own? If cultures and ...

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