Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Glenn contextualizes the rhetoric of silence by focusing on selected contemporary examples. Listening to silence and voice as gendered positions, she analyzes the highly politicized silences and words of a procession of figures she refers to as "all the President's women," including Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Gennifer Flowers, and Chelsea Clinton. She also turns an investigative ear to the cultural taciturnity attributed to various Native American groups - Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and Pueblo - and its true meaning. Through these examples, Glenn reinforces the rhetorical contributions of the unspoken, codifying silence as a rhetorical device with the potential to deploy, defer, and defeat power. Unspoken concludes by suggesting opportunities for further research into silence and silencing, including music, religion, deaf communities, cross-cultural communication, and the circulation of silence as a creative resource within the college classroom and for college writers.
|Publisher:||Southern Illinois University Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Cheryl Glenn is an associate professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University and coeditor (with Shirley Wilson Logan) of the Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms series from Southern Illinois University Press. Her past publications include Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance, Making Sense: A New Rhetorical Reader, and (with Margaret Lyday and Wendy Sharer) Rhetorical Education in America.
Table of Contents
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