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Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability

by Peter N. (Arizona State University, USA) Goggin

Part of the Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication Series

Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability Synopsis

In this volume, rhetoricians, literacy scholars, and humanists have come together to examine the complex discursive constructions of sustainability. Touching on topics including conservation efforts in specific locales; social and political constructions of rhetorical place and space; community literacy; historical and archival analysis of institutional politics, policies, and practices concerning the environment and economic growth and development; town planning and zoning issues; and rhetorics of environmental remediation and sustainability, this collection of essays provides rhetoricians and environmentalists a window into the complex and often contradictory arena of discourse on sustainability.

Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability Press Reviews

The freshness of the outlook offered by the contributors is matched by the range of their methods and topics and the inventiveness of their observations and conclusions. -- M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Rhetoric Review Collectively, the essays offer a clearer definition of the potentialities and problems associated with the nebulous term sustainability by offering humanities scholars places to hang their hats, so to speak, within interdisciplinary spaces addressing the topic of sustainability. -- Lynee Lewis Gaillet, College Composition and Communication

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415800419
Publication date: 7th July 2009
Author: Peter N. (Arizona State University, USA) Goggin
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 228 pages
Categories: Sustainability,

About Peter N. (Arizona State University, USA) Goggin

Peter N. Goggin is associate professor of English at Arizona State University and is author of Professing Literacy in Composition Studies.

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