This is the first work to begin to fill a gap: an understanding of discourse aimed to persuade within the Pre-Columbian Americas. The contributors in this collection offer glimpses of what those indigenous rhetorics might have looked like and how their influences remain. The reader is invited to recognize “the invention of the Americas,” providing other ways to contemplate material life prior to contemporary capitalism, telling us about the global from long ago to current global capitalism. This book is the drop that will ripple, creating new lines of inquiry into language use within the Americas and the legacies of genocide, conquest, and cultural survival.
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This is the first work to begin to fill a gap: an understanding of discourse aimed to persuade within the Pre-Columbian Americas. The contributors in this collection offer glimpses of what those indigenous rhetorics might have looked like and how their influences remain. The reader is invited to recognize “the invention of the Americas...
other books by Damián Baca
Hardcover|May 15 2008
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ISBN - 10:0230619037
ISBN - 13:9780230619036
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Table of Contents
te-ixtli: the “Other Face” of the Américas--Damián Baca * Rhetoric of the First “Indians”: Tainos and the Second Voyage of Columbus--Victor Villanueva * Imperialist Rhetorics in Puerto Rican Nationalist Narratives--Erika Gisela Abad Merced * Spanish Scripts Colonize the Image: Inca Visual Rhetorics--Rocío Quispe-Agnoli * Translating Nahua Rhetoric: Sahagún’s Nahua Subjects in Colonial Mexico--Cristián Roa de la Carrera * The Rhetorical Action of Moche Burial Rituals--Laurie Gries * Rhetoric and Resistance in Hawai'i: How Silenced Voices Speak Out in Colonial Contexts--Georganne Nordstrom * Rhetoric, Interrupted: La Malinche and Nepantlisma--Damián Baca * In Search of the Invisible World--Tracy Brandenburg * ‘When they Awaken’: Indigeneity and Anti-Colonial Visuality--Dylan Miner * Spirit Glyphs: Reimagining Art and Artist in the Work of Chicana Tlamatinime--Laura Pérez * Los Puentes Stories: The Rhetorical Realities of Electronic Literacy Sponsors and Gateways on the U.S.-Mexico Border from 1920-2001--John Scenters-Zapico * Las Cobijas/The Blankets--Rafael Jesús González