Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse

(Co-editor), J. M. D. and M. N. Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse. University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

Rhetoric here refers not to the classical arts of persuasion, or the verbal ornamentation of elite discourse, but rather to the ways that individuals and groups use language and writing to constitute their identities and their social worlds. The contributors, including some of the most productive scholars in research on rhetoric and composition studies, collectively explore the rhetorical character of popular culture and institutional discourse. This volume will appeal to researchers and teachers of writing, rhetoric, literacy, and education.