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In recent accounts of rhetoric’s storied productivity, commentators have implied, along systematically Kantian lines, albeit with the occasional protestation, that agency must be coextensive with subjectivity. But is that all there is (to 2,500 years’ worth of hypothesizing about the ways in which communication might promote social change)? Les Belikian’s answer, drawing not only on traditional and contemporary rhetorical studies but also on Deleuzean thinking, actor-network theory, and object-oriented ontology, takes the form of a quadruply contrarian thesis: Rhetorical agency inheres, irreducibly so, in subjectivity, in conventionality, in transcendence, and in materiality, all of which are themselves always under production.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. FM1-FM10
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. FM11-FM14
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. FM15-FM16
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. 1. Productivity as a Context for Theorizing Rhetorical Transaction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2. A Four-Folded Rhetorical Agency
  2. pp. 23-48
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  1. 3. Subjectivity in the Social-Structural Landscape
  2. pp. 49-72
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  1. 4. Conventionality in the Rhetorical-Humanistic Landscape
  2. pp. 73-98
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  1. 5. Transcendence in the Existential-Transversal
  2. pp. 99-128
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  1. 6. Materiality in the Material-Semiotic Landscape
  2. pp. 129-158
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  1. 7. Agency in the Rhetorical-Theoretical World
  2. pp. 159-168
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 169-184
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781947447240
MARC Record
OCLC
1048149315
Pages
206
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-04
Open Access
Yes
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