Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness / Edition 3

Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness / Edition 3

by Krista Ratcliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809326698

ISBN-13: 9780809326693

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Extending the feminist rhetorical project to define and model rhetorical listening

Long-ignored within rhetoric and composition studies, listening has returned to the disciplinary radar. Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness argues that rhetorical listening facilitates conscious identifications needed for cross-cultural

Overview

Extending the feminist rhetorical project to define and model rhetorical listening

Long-ignored within rhetoric and composition studies, listening has returned to the disciplinary radar. Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness argues that rhetorical listening facilitates conscious identifications needed for cross-cultural communication.

Krista Ratcliffe establishes eavesdropping, listening metonymically, and listening pedagogically as approaches to rhetorical listening. She defines and models rhetorical listening, addressing identifications with gender and whiteness within public debates, scholarship, and pedagogy. Offering an approach grounded in classical rhetorical theory, Heideggerian theory, feminist theory, and critical race theory, Ratcliffe presents rhetorical listening as an invention tactic that engages spoken and written texts and supplements reading, writing, speaking, and silence as a rhetorical art.

Theorizing intersections of gender and whiteness, Rhetorical Listening examines how whiteness functions as an "invisible" racial category and provides disciplinary and cultural reasons for the displacement of listening and for the use of rhetorical listening as a code of cross-cultural conduct. Ratcliffe presents rhetorical listening in terms of cultural logics, stances, and dominant interpretive tropes. She highlights the modern identification theory of Kenneth Burke and the postmodern identification and disidentification theory of Diana Fuss and presents nonidentification as a more productive site for rhetorical listening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809326693
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: Translating Listening into Language and Action1
1Defining Rhetorical Listening17
2Identifying Places of Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Disidentification, and Non-Identification47
3Listening Metonymically: A Tactic for Listening to Public Debates78
4Eavesdropping: A Tactic for Listening to Scholarly Discourses101
5Listening Pedagogically: A Tactic for Listening to Classroom Resistance133
AppendixTeaching Materials for Writing about Gender and Whiteness175
Notes187
Works Cited205
Index219

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