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Topologies as Techniques for a Post-Critical Rhetoric

Editors: Walsh, Lynda, Boyle, Casey (Eds.)

  • Takes forward existing scholarship on “post-critical” approaches to rhetoric as well as rhetoric of science scholarship
  • Appeals to scholars researching topological theory and science communication, as well as those working in the growing international rhetoric community
  • Features the unique approach of connecting the classical concept of topoi to topology             
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About this book

This book restores the concept of topology to its rhetorical roots to assist scholars who wish not just to criticize power dynamics, but also to invent alternatives. Topology is a spatial rather than a causal method. It works inductively to model discourse without reducing it to the actions of a few or resolving its inherent contradictions. By putting topology back in tension with opportunity, as originally designed, the contributors to this volume open up new possibilities for post-critical practice in “wicked discourses” of medicine, technology, literacy, and the environment. Readers of the volume will discover exactly how the discipline of rhetoric underscores and interacts with current notions of topology in philosophy, design, psychoanalysis, and science studies. 


About the authors

Lynda Walsh is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Her most recent book, Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy (Oxford, 2013) investigates the ethos or public role of science advisers. She has also published on scientific rhetoric and reception theory in journals such as Written Communication, Science Communication, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Casey Boyle is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas in Austin, USA. His work has appeared in Kairos, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Computers and Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, and College English

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • From Intervention to Invention: Introducing Topological Techniques

    Walsh, Lynda (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Aristotle’s Topoi and Idia as a Map of Discourse

    Rubinelli, Sara

    Pages 17-30

  • Topoi and Tekmēria: Rhetorical Fluidity among Aristotle, Isocrates, and Alcidamas

    Cody, Adam W. (et al.)

    Pages 31-49

  • The Shape of Labor to Come

    Boyle, Casey

    Pages 51-73

  • Inventing Mosquitoes: Tracing the Topology of Vectors for Human Disease

    Hartzog, Molly

    Pages 75-98

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51268-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51267-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84607-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topologies as Techniques for a Post-Critical Rhetoric
Editors
  • Lynda Walsh
  • Casey Boyle
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51268-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51268-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51267-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84607-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 258
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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