African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, by Deborah F. Atwater PDF

By Deborah F. Atwater

African American Women's Rhetoric: the hunt for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor offers with the rhetoric of African American ladies from enslavement to present instances, reading slave narratives and modern print, song, and different media surrounding the lives of African American ladies. protecting quite a few particular ladies and their rhetoric in the context of a historic interval, the ebook presents primary issues and strategic and social matters of African American ladies and their surroundings. It frames, in a few, circumstances, the rhetoric of up to date ladies in politics and different fields of prominence_including Condoleeza Rice and Barbara Lee, between others. Deborah F. Atwater explores how African ladies this day who interact in speech within the public sphere come from a old line of energetic girls who've been outspoken in politics, schooling, enterprise, and diverse social contexts; heretofore, those ladies haven't been studied in a accomplished demeanour. in particular, how do those African American ladies speak about themselves, and_more importantly_how do they symbolize who they're in quite a few groups? How do those ladies convince their diversified audiences to price what they are saying and who they are?African American Women's Rhetoric can be a useful contribution to upper-division undergraduate and graduate classes in Rhetoric, African American Rhetoric, historical past, and Women's Studies.

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