Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability
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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.
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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138809187
  • 9781138809185

Table of contents

List of Figures


Acknowledgments





Introduction


Peter Goggin





1 Rhetorical Techne, Local Knowledge, and Challenges in Contemporary Activism


Elenore Long





2 Writing in the Third Space from the Sun: A Pentadic Analysis of Discussion Papers Written for the 7th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (April 16-27, 2007)


Hannah Scialdone-Kimberley and David Metzger





3 Creating a Rhetorical Space for Biodiversity: The Great Smokey Mountains Association


Elizabeth Giddens





4 The Vision or the View: Cape Wind and the Rhetoric of Sustainable Energy


Kimberly Moekle





5 The Nine Mile Canyon Coalition: Rhetorical Landscapes, Responsible Public Land Use


Lynda McNeil





6 From Oral Tradition to Legal Documents: Words to Protect the Headwaters of the San Antonio River


Sally E. Said





7 Acquiring Biospheric Literacy: Discursive Tools, Situated Learning and the Rhetoric of Use


Anne Faith Mareck





8 Alone on the Ark: Al Gore Reconstructed in An Inconvenient Truth


Jeff Bergin





9 Adventure Narratives and the Ethos of Survival


Doug Christensen





10 Fixing Locke: Civil Liberties on a Finite Planet


Eric Zencey





11 Toward Sustainable Literacies: From Representational to Recreational Rhetorics


David M. Grant





Contributors





Index
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"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
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About Peter N. 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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