New PDF release: Critical Rhetorics of Race (Critical Cultural Communication)

By Michael G. Lacy

According to many pundits and cultural commentators, the U.S. is having fun with a post-racial age, thank you partially to Barack Obama's upward thrust to the presidency. This excessive gloss of optimism fails, in spite of the fact that, to acknowledge that racism continues to be ever current and alive, unfold via channels of media and circulated even in colloquial speech in ways in which might be tough to analyze.

In this groundbreaking assortment edited via Michael G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono, students search to envision this complex and contradictory terrain whereas relocating the sector of conversation in a extra intellectually effective path. an excellent team of members from a number of educational backgrounds demanding situations conventional definitions and functions of rhetoric. From the troubling media representations of black looters after storm Katrina and rhetoric in information insurance concerning the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres to cinematic representations of race in Crash, Blood Diamond, and Quentin Tarantino's movies, those essays exhibit complicated intersections and structures of racialized our bodies and discourses, critiquing race in leading edge and fascinating methods. Critical Rhetorics of Race seeks not just to appreciate and navigate an international fraught with racism, yet to alter it, one notice at a time.

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