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Title Women and rhetoric between the wars / edited by Ann George, M. Elizabeth Weiser, and Janet Zepernick.

Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2013.


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Description xiii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Studies in rhetorics and feminisms
PSU Faculty or Staff Author ; 2008-
Studies in rhetorics and feminisms.
Note Zepernick (2008-), PSU Faculty or Staff Author.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index.
Contents Introduction / Ann George, M. Elizabeth Weiser, Janet Zepernick -- Continuous mediation: Julia Grace Wales's new rhetoric / Wendy B. Sharer -- The hope for peace and bread / Hephzibah Roskelly -- Gertrude Bonnin's transrhetorical fight for land rights / Elizabeth Wilkinson -- A rhetor's apprenticeship: reading Frances Perkins's rhetorical autobiography / Janet Zepernick -- Working together and being prepared: early Girl Scouting as citizenship training / Sarah Hallenbeck -- Reading Helen Keller / Ann George -- Dorothy Day: personalizing (to) the masses / M. Elizabeth Weiser -- The shocking morality of Nannie Helen Burroughs / Sandra L. Robinson -- Bessie Smith's blues as rhetorical advocacy / Coretta Pittman -- Traditional form, subversive function: Aunt Molly Jackson's labor struggles / Cassandra Parente -- Sweethearts of the skies / Sara Hillin -- Field guides: women writing anthropology / Risa Applegarth -- "Have we not a mind like they?": Jovita González on nation and gender / Kathy Jurado -- "Exceptional women": epideictic rhetoric and women scientists / Jordynn Jack -- "Long I followed happy guides": activism, advocacy, and English studies / Kay Halasek.
Summary "In Women and Rhetoric between the Wars, editors Ann George, M. Elizabeth Weiser, and Janet Zepernick have gathered together insightful essays from major scholars on women whose practices and theories helped shape the field of modern rhetoric. Examining the period between World War I and World War II, this volume sheds light on the forgotten rhetorical work done by the women of that time. It also goes beyond recovery to develop new methodologies for future research in the field. Collected within are analyses of familiar figures such as Jane Addams, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Bessie Smith, as well as explorations of less well known, yet nevertheless influential, women such as Zitkala-Sa, Jovita Gonzalez, and Florence Sabin. Contributors evaluate the forces in the civic, entertainment, and academic scenes that influenced the rhetorical praxis of these women. Each essay presents examples of women's rhetoric that move us away from the "waves" model toward a more accurate understanding of women's multiple, diverse rhetorical interventions in public discourse. The collection thus creates a new understanding of historiography, the rise of modern rhetorical theory, and the role of women professionals after suffrage. From celebrities to scientists, suffragettes to academics, the dynamic women of this volume speak eloquently to the field of rhetoric studies today."--Publisher's description.
Subject Women -- Language.
Women in public life -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- Language.
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Feminism -- Language. (OCoLC)fst00922689
Women in public life. (OCoLC)fst01177955
Women -- Language. (OCoLC)fst01176822
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author George, Ann, 1957-
Weiser, M. Elizabeth.
Zepernick, Janet.
ISBN 9780809331383 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0809331381 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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