BOOKS RECEIVED: Jones, Adams and Ellis, eds., “Handbook of Autoethnography” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
In this definitive reference volume, almost fifty leading thinkers and practitioners of autoethnographic research―from four continents and a dozen disciplines―comprehensively cover its vision, opportunities and challenges. Chapters address the theory, history, and ethics of autoethnographic practice, representational and writing issues,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Asa Berger, “Messages: An Introduction to Communication” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
This brief introductory textbook to the field of communication offers the advantages of Arthur Asa Berger’s informal writing style and flair for popular culture examples aimed to engage students. Designed for the basic course in communication departments, Berger introduces the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Asa Berger, “Understanding American Icons: An Introduction to Semiotics” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
This brief, student-friendly introduction to the study of semiotics uses examples from 25 iconic locations in the United States. From Coney Island to Las Vegas, the World Trade Center to the Grand Canyon, Berger shows how semiotics offers a different… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Scott R. Stroud, “Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Immanuel Kant is rarely connected to rhetoric by those who study philosophy or the rhetorical tradition. If anything, Kant is said to see rhetoric as mere manipulation and as not worthy of attention. In Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric Read More
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