Feminist Rhetorical Resilience

edited by Elizabeth Flynn, Patricia Sotirin, and Ann Brady

Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of "resilience" has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for feminist rhetoric, with emphasis on agency, change, and hope in the daily lives of individuals or groups of individuals disempowered by social or material forces.

Collectively, these chapters create a robust conception of resilience as a complex rhetorical process, redeeming it from its popular association with individual heroism through an important focus on relationality, community, and an ethics of connection. Resilience, in this volume, is a specifically rhetorical response to complicated forces in individual lives. Through it, Feminist Rhetorical Resilience widens the interpretive space within which rhetoricians can work.

 

Elizabeth A. Flynn is professor emerita of reading and composition at Michigan Technological University.

Patricia Sotirin is a professor of communication at Michigan Technological University and editor of the journal Women and Language. 

Ann Brady is a professor and director of scientific and technical communication at Michican Technological University.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $33.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-878-7
  • Ebook Price: $26.95
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-879-4
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Pages: 272
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  • Author: edited by Elizabeth Flynn, Patricia Sotirin, and Ann Brady
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-878-7