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Recovering Overlooked Pragmatists in Communication

Extending the Living Conversation about Pragmatism and Rhetoric

Editors: Danisch, Robert (Ed.)

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  • Foregrounds pragmatist figures that are often ignored in the central scholarship to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning and importance of communication
  • Focuses on theory-building through diverse historical resources that hold the potential to help rethink the usefulness of the pragmatist tradition
  • Bridges the gaps between philosophy and rhetoric/communication
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About this book

This collection of essays engages with the current resurgence of interest in the relationship between American pragmatism and communication studies. The topics engaged in this collection of essays is necessarily diverse, with some of the figures discussed within often viewed as “minor” or ancillary to the main tradition of pragmatism. However, each essay attempts to show the value of reading these minor figures for philosophy and rhetorical studies. The diversity of the pragmatist tradition is evident in the ways in which unlikely figures like Hu Shi, Ambedkar, and Alice Dewey leverage some of the original commitments of pragmatism to do important intellectual, social, and political work within the circumstances that they find themselves. This collection of essays also serves as a reminder for how we might reimagine and reuse pragmatism for our own social and political projects and challenges.

About the authors

Robert Danisch is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Danisch is a founder and international authority on “rhetorical pragmatism”—an ambitious re-imagining of what democracy can be in today’s urban, multicultural, and globalized world. He is author of Pragmatism, Democracy, and the Necessity of Rhetoric (2007) and Building a Social Democracy: The Promise of Rhetorical Pragmatism (2015).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 53,54 €
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Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 16. Mai 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14342-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recovering Overlooked Pragmatists in Communication
Book Subtitle
Extending the Living Conversation about Pragmatism and Rhetoric
Editors
  • Robert Danisch
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14343-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14343-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14342-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 225
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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