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The Conceit of Context

Resituating Domains in Rhetorical Studies


Edited By Charles E. Morris III and Kendall R. Phillips

This edited volume features essays derived from presentations delivered at the 15th Biennial Public Address Conference held at Syracuse University in October 2016, as well as additional material. The Conceit of Context explores the often invoked—indeed a central term in the history of rhetorical studies—but less often engaged concept of context. In this volume, we center the notion of context as the site of engagement, critique, and imagination, seeking to deepen the critical and political promise of context in the study of public discourse.

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activism see “Migration is Beautiful” (Rodriguez); protests/protesting; South Korean beef protests (2008); Undocubus Riders for Justice

activity trackers 298–99

actor-network theory 20

ACT UP 214

adequacy, as criterion 24–25

affective economies, defined 226

Afghanistan 333

Agamben, Giorgio 90, 93–94, 95, 103, 199, 326, 327n20

AgJobs bill 42, 43–44, 45

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