Ecospeak: Rhetoric and Environmental Politics in America

Ecospeak: Rhetoric and Environmental Politics in America

by M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Jacqueline S. Palmer
     
 

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In this book, M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer have a twofold purpose: to analyze the patterns of rhetoric used in written discourse about environmental politics and to make a practical contribution to the art of rhetorical criticism through the study of rhetoric in

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In this book, M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer have a twofold purpose: to analyze the patterns of rhetoric used in written discourse about environmental politics and to make a practical contribution to the art of rhetorical criticism through the study of rhetoric in use.

The language, professional objectivity, and research programs of scientists insulate these best-informed citizens in enclaves of specialization, limiting access to crucial information and hindering effective reformative action. Science, the authors stress, is not merely a database to rely upon but a view of the world that must be broadened in order to affect social morality. Science-based activism must arise to ensure the care and future of the environment.

Killingsworth and Palmer argue that for grassroots activism to be tied to this globally conscious philosophy, a rhetoric of sustainability must be cultivated.

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Teachers of English and science team up to analyze and help reverse the trend of both environmentalists and developmentalists to information-empty, ideologically inspired sloganeering. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809380978
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
895 KB

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M. Jimmie Killingworth is a professor of English at Texas A&M University.

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Jacqueline S. Palmer retired from teaching technical editing and writing at the Texas A & M University Department of English in 2010.

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