Rhetoric and Guns

Rhetoric and Guns


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Rhetoric and Guns collects 14 chapters from scholars in rhetoric, communication, education, and related fields to elucidate the relationship of rhetoric and guns. Guns and gun violence occupy a unique rhetorical space in the United States, one characterized by silent majorities, vocal minorities, and a political stalemate that fails to stem the tide of the dead. Guns are ever present in the US, they exercise powerful functions, but they are commonly talked about in oblique, unsystematic ways. The authors in this book hope to advance more direct, systematic engagement with rhetoric about guns, guns in rhetoric, and guns as rhetoric.

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Utah State University Press

Rhetoric and Guns