Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions Of Testifying And Witnessing by Arabella LyonHuman Rights Rhetoric: Traditions Of Testifying And Witnessing by Arabella Lyon

Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions Of Testifying And Witnessing

EditorArabella Lyon, Lester C Olson

Paperback | December 8, 2014

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Rhetoric scholars have articulated diverse approaches to both civil and human rights as political, ethical, and academic discourses. 'Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing' initiates important interdisciplinary conversations within human rights rhetoric concerning the construction of rights knowledge, the role of advocacy, and politics of representations during acts of witnessing. Developing a conceptual framework for rhetorical inquiry into rights discourse, the collection of essays by established scholars demonstrates a range of approaches and subject matter. From textual analysis of AIDS politics and activism to theoretical discussions of the nature of rights rhetoric and confession, the book challenges many current assumptions about rights history and practices and still provides an introduction to the recent themes for classroom use. To encourage critical reflection on the assumptions, contentions, and implications of political representations and human rights, the editors have concluded the collection with a series of suggestive visual
works without comment to prompt viewers' own engagement with them. 

This book was originally published as a special issue ofRhetoric Society Quarterly

Arabella Lyonhas published recent essays on comparative rhetoric, human rights, and Chinese communication. Her book Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored won the Ross Winterowd Award for the Outstanding Book in Rhetoric and Composition. Currently she is completing a manuscript entitled Deliberative Acts: Democracy, Rights, and...
Title:Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions Of Testifying And WitnessingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415527570

ISBN - 13:9780415527576

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions of Testifying and WitnessingArabella Lyon & Lester C. Olson Chapter 2. Human Rights and Civil Rights: The Advocacy and Activism of African-American Women WritersJacqueline Jones Royster & Molly Cochran Chapter 3. ''From the Eye to the Soul'': Industrial Labor's Mary Harris ''Mother'' Jones and the Rhetorics of DisplayMari Boor Tonn Chapter 4. Rights Language and HIV Treatment: Universal Care or Population Control?Cindy Patton Chapter 5. A Question of Confession's DiscoveryErik Doxtader Chapter 6. Human Rights Rhetoric of RecognitionWendy S. Hesford Chapter 7. Human Rights Rhetoric: A Visual SequenceLester C. Olson & Arabella Lyon