Pub. Date:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Who Says?: Working-Class Rhetoric, Class Consciousness, and Community

Who Says?: Working-Class Rhetoric, Class Consciousness, and Community

by William DeGenaro
Current price is , Original price is $32.95. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


In Who Says?, scholars of rhetoric, composition, and communications seek to revise the elitist “rhetorical tradition” by analyzing diverse topics such as settlement house movements and hip-hop culture to uncover how communities use discourse to construct working-class identity. The contributors examine the language of workers at a concrete pour, depictions of long-haul truckers, a comic book series published by the CIO, the transgressive “fat” bodies of Roseanne and Anna Nicole Smith, and even reality television to provide rich insights into working-class rhetorics. The chapters identify working-class tropes and discursive strategies, and connect working-class identity to issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Using a variety of approaches including ethnography, research in historic archives, and analysis of case studies, Who Says? assembles an original and comprehensive collection that is accessible to both students and scholars of class studies and rhetoric.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822959380
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William DeGenaro is assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews