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African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor

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At the heart of the discussion in African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor is the insight that African women who today engage in speech in the public sphere come from a historical line of active women who have been outspoken in politics, education, business, and various social contexts. How do these African American women discuss themselves, and-more importantly-how do they represent who they are in various communities? How do these women persuade their diverse audiences to value what they say and who they are? To answer these questions, Deborah F. Atwater examines the rhetoric of African American women from enslavement to current times, examining slave narratives and contemporary print, music, and other media surrounding the lives of African American women. Covering a variety of specific women and their rhetoric within the context of a historical period-including the rhetoric of contemporary women like Condoleezza Rice and Barbara Lee-the book uncovers the central themes and strategic and social concerns of African American women and their environment. African American Women's Rhetoric will be an invaluable contribution to upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric, African American rhetoric, history, and women's studies. Book jacket.

About the Author

\Deborah Atwater is associate professor emerita of communication arts and sciences and African and African American studies at The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Awakenings — And the truth shall set you free — African American women in the Civil War and Reconstruction — Leading to World War I — World War II and the lives of working class African American women — The era of the modern civil rights movement : the struggle for rights continues — African American women in contemporary politics and political organizations — Contemporary times : African American women and hip-hop — The struggle continues : steps to implementing change.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739131992
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Subject:
English language
Author:
Deborah F. Atwater
Author:
Atwater, Deborah F.
Author:
Atwater, Deborah
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
English language -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Social Science : Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Rhetoric
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
186

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Rhetoric
Reference » Speech and Debate
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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