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Introduction To Poroi 12.2, David Depew 2017 University of Iowa, emeritus

Introduction To Poroi 12.2, David Depew

Poroi

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How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon 2017 Michigan State University

How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change The Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces To Address Human Trafficking, John T. Gagnon

Poroi

Rhetoric, as a discipline, can and should play a part in helping (re)formulate and (re)frame approaches to human trafficking because of the potential for such change to ripple through cultural discourse, leading to shifts across public understanding, law, and policy. Specifically, I argue that a Cultural Rhetorics approach is both necessary for and best suited to initiate the building of new communication spaces to address the issue of human trafficking. Indeed, the lens of Cultural Rhetorics reveals new priorities for scholarly intervention. This work must be rooted in and driven by attentiveness to and careful handling of stories ...


Uptaking Race: Genre, Msg, And Chinese Dinner, Jennifer L. LeMesurier 2017 Colgate University

Uptaking Race: Genre, Msg, And Chinese Dinner, Jennifer L. Lemesurier

Poroi

Scientific research demonstrates that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is neither solely found in Chinese food nor a cause for health panics. Nonetheless, such a narrative still persists in the public sphere. I conduct a rhetorical analysis of the original debate on MSG to illuminate how the process of genre uptake – the process of information selection and translation from medical discussion to popular news – facilitated this prejudiced understanding. In the original debate about MSG’s effects, doctors trivialized this issue via satire that was based on latent stereotypes of Chinese identity. Although performed as insider humor, these responses were sufficiently aligned to ...


The Radical Insufficiency And Wily Possibilities Of Rstem, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke 2017 University of Rhode Island

The Radical Insufficiency And Wily Possibilities Of Rstem, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Poroi

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Creative Engagements: Community Management Roles For Rstem Praxis, Sara B. Parks 2017 Iowa State University

Creative Engagements: Community Management Roles For Rstem Praxis, Sara B. Parks

Poroi

Established roles for praxis beyond teaching are often missing from discussions of RSTEM engagement with the science community. Although it is important to ground engagement in identifiable roles, it may be that these roles are still being conceived or need to be re-created contextually for every engagement situation. This paper grounds RSTEM engagement in one identifiable field of practice: scientific community management. RSTEM's specialized attention to and understanding of how science communities and genre systems interact can provide insight into the forming of these communities and their management.


Rhetorical Principles On Uncertainty For Transdisciplinary Engagement And Improved Climate Risk Communication, Kenneth Walker 2017 University of Texas, San Antonio

Rhetorical Principles On Uncertainty For Transdisciplinary Engagement And Improved Climate Risk Communication, Kenneth Walker

Poroi

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Becoming "Forces Of Change": Making A Case For Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Medicine, Lauren E. Cagle 2017 University of Kentucky

Becoming "Forces Of Change": Making A Case For Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Medicine, Lauren E. Cagle

Poroi

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Introduction To The Symposium On Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering And Medicine, Carl G. Herndl 2017 University of South Florida, Tampa

Introduction To The Symposium On Engaged Rhetoric Of Science, Technology, Engineering And Medicine, Carl G. Herndl

Poroi

This article argues for an engaged rhetoric of science, technology, engineering and medicine (RSTEM) that collaborates with science in the development and execution of research projects. It traces the emergence of an engaged RSTEM through recent disciplinary history and identifies Bruno Latour and Harry Collins and Robert Evans’ work as watershed moments that influence this commitment to collaboration. In reviewing the history of critique in the discipline, it argues that we have practical and political common ground with science that can supersede the necessity of critique. Finally, it addresses the difficult questions of why we as a discipline and as ...


Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham MacPhee 2017 West Chester University

Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham Macphee

English Faculty Publications

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The Fantasies Of Organ Transfer : An Ideological Analysis Of Pro-Organ Donation Advertisements, “Everyone Has Something Good” And “The World’S Biggest Asshole”, Nathaniel M. Gruenberg 2016 Whitman College

The Fantasies Of Organ Transfer : An Ideological Analysis Of Pro-Organ Donation Advertisements, “Everyone Has Something Good” And “The World’S Biggest Asshole”, Nathaniel M. Gruenberg

Honors Theses

This thesis examines the discourse of human organ transfer via an ideological analysis of two pro-organ donation advertisements. The first advertisement is a poster campaign by Felipe Franco—a Brazilian creative director who works in Hamburg, Germany. The second advertisement is a video commissioned by Donate Life—the largest non-profit in America dedicated to increasing the number of organ donors in the United States. This thesis argues that this particular set of pro-organ donation advertisements further embed the ideological fantasies already produced in the discourse of organ transfer. These ads, concretized by unconscious social desires, simultaneously occlude troubling aspects associated ...


Implementing Vocational Training At Escuela Quiteña De Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum 2016 Operation Ecuador

Implementing Vocational Training At Escuela Quiteña De Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This DMin project addressed the problem of the absence of a viable training model to equip graduates of EQEB (Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Biblicos) for self-sustaining ministry. Based upon a theology of vocation, the project implemented and evaluated the inclusion of a technical-skills component to EQEB’s current seminary training. The project followed the integration of sixteen EQEB students in the vocational program implemented during the 2015-2016 school year. Qualitative research data gathered from five group interviews with these students, my own field notes, and a faculty interview provided the substance upon which I based the project´s findings. Over ...


Fracturing Fantasy : Liberal Communism, Consumption, And Identity In The "Get A Mac" Campaign, Emma T. Newmark 2016 Whitman College

Fracturing Fantasy : Liberal Communism, Consumption, And Identity In The "Get A Mac" Campaign, Emma T. Newmark

Honors Theses

In this paper I analyze the widely successful ”Get a Mac” campaign spanning from 2006-2008. The “Get a Mac” advertisements were very financially successful, but the effects on their consumer have yet to be analyzed through a rhetorical lens. I argue that understanding the impact of the ad on the consumer is imperative to understanding the full implications of the campaign because this impacts how corporations compel their audience to not only buy a product, but also subscribe to a lifestyle that the company has created. I will analyze this campaign through the lens of Žižek’s theory of the ...


Whiteness At Whitman : A Discursive Study, Christopher Lee Cahoon 2016 Whitman College

Whiteness At Whitman : A Discursive Study, Christopher Lee Cahoon

Honors Theses

This study analyzes ethnographic interviews with white students at Whitman College. It examines how whiteness functions through discourse. The last significant study of whiteness discourse in rhetorical studies occurred in the work of Nakayama & Krizek in 1995. The historical context surrounding race has changed notably since this study. I provide an updated analysis of whiteness discourse. I use Nakayama and Krizek’s theory of whiteness as a strategy. I examine how whiteness functions as a discursive strategy at Whitman College. I demonstrate that in the space of a university, whiteness is no longer invisible. White students at Whitman College talk ...


Whitman College As A Dispositif In Excess : Living Higher Education From Disciplinarity To Post-Disciplinarity, Ari S. Appel 2016 Whitman College

Whitman College As A Dispositif In Excess : Living Higher Education From Disciplinarity To Post-Disciplinarity, Ari S. Appel

Honors Theses

This paper maps the promotional literature of Whitman College at two historical junctures, 1952 and 2016, into a Deleuzian history of capitalism. By analyzing the changing formation of promotional discourse, differences in governmentality between the two junctures become clear. In 1952, Whitman disciplines student subjectivities, while in 2016, Whitman regulates student access to mobility. Continuities in the relationship between knowledge-power and excess serve as a starting point for resistance.


"Called Forth" Into Practice : Rhetorical Materialism And The Call, Jack Dempsey Lassiter IV 2016 Whitman College

"Called Forth" Into Practice : Rhetorical Materialism And The Call, Jack Dempsey Lassiter Iv

Honors Theses

This paper explores the organization and mediation achieved by rhetoric as a discipline in its theorization of practices. Under particular consideration are practices of working class organization when confronting neoliberalism and strategizing methods of resistance to capital. The material status of affect and the role of agency in the organization of affects are questions addressed by this paper via a reading of the text The Call anonymously authored by “The Invisible Committee.”


Engaging Ferguson : An Affective Exploration Of Uncivil Disobedience, Forrest James Arnold 2016 Whitman College

Engaging Ferguson : An Affective Exploration Of Uncivil Disobedience, Forrest James Arnold

Honors Theses

This essay analyzes the anarchist zine, Dispatches from Ferguson Vol. 1 in order to expand the discourse theory of citizenship developed by Asen, and Rufo and Atchison. The conversation between these citizenship scholars provides a backdrop for an analysis of the intensely politicized activity depicted in the zine. Rather than consider actions such as looting and rioting within the discourse of criminality, foreclosing urgent conversations about the politics of social change, this essay considers them as affective modes of resistance that allow protesters to respond to oppression when other tactics have failed. The emotional language of the zine gestures towards ...


Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church Of Christ, David Chisholm 2016 Abilene Christian University

Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church Of Christ, David Chisholm

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project addressed the lack of a covenant of discipleship for the membership of the Gwinnett Church of Christ (GCC). The purpose of the project was to develop such a covenant document to help all the members of GCC better live out the process of becoming more like Jesus. To provide a theological foundation for this project, I explored discipleship in the exhortation sections of the book of Hebrews, which specifically addresses the need for greater commitment and intentionality amongst a community of faith. I also explored the theoretical framework of how formulating a discipleship covenant document could create progress ...


“A Spectacle Of Infinite Sadness” : Decoloniality, Affect, And Postwar Japanese Calligraphy, Jesse Clyde Moneyhun 2016 Whitman College

“A Spectacle Of Infinite Sadness” : Decoloniality, Affect, And Postwar Japanese Calligraphy, Jesse Clyde Moneyhun

Honors Theses

Coming from a decolonial standpoint, this project argues that rhetoricians must actively seek out marginalized voices while shifting our approach to theories and methods to allow for more self-reflexive analyses. I analyze Japanese post-war calligrapher Inoue Yūichi’s Ah Yokokawa Kokumin-gakkō via affect theory as an example of how rhetoricians might attempt such an analysis. We must delink ourselves from analytic practices that ignore cultural difference for the sake of maintaining the borders of rhetoric. This ignorance of cultural difference leads to its violent erasure via uninformed analyses or to the further exclusion of marginalized cultures by refusing to incorporate ...


Diary Of A White Ally In The Pacific Northwest, Sloan Cidney Strader 2016 University of Puget Sound

Diary Of A White Ally In The Pacific Northwest, Sloan Cidney Strader

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

Abby Williams Hill's visit, to the Tuskegee Institute in 1902 as recorded in her diary entries, provides information regarding her support for the black community during the Progressive Era. This paper analyzes said diary entries to examine Hill's experience at Tuskegee and identify instances where Hill succeeds and fails to perform as an ally. Overall, Hill can be considered an ally during this time period becuase her writing shows that she appreciates and learns from the black community during a time when black Americans were considered inferior and white Americans superior. This trip left a lasting impression on ...


Visual Rhetoric: A Case For Visual Literacy In The Classroom, Kaitlyn J. Tomlinson 2016 Cedarville Univiersity

Visual Rhetoric: A Case For Visual Literacy In The Classroom, Kaitlyn J. Tomlinson

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

We live in a visual age in which we find visual information surrounding us on every side. The persuasive power of the visual has long been recognized by scholars, but there is a lack of emphasis in the classroom on how to effectively create an effectively persuasive visual. Professors at the collegiate level need to teach their students to be visually literate, to make them responsible users and creators of images.


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