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800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In this book, M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer have a twofold purpose: to analyze the patterns of rhetoric used in written discourse about environmental politics and to make a practical contribution to the art of rhetorical criticism through the study of rhetoric in use. The language, professional objectivity, and research programs of scientists insulate these best-informed citizens in enclaves of specialization, limiting access to crucial information and hindering effective reformative action. Science, the authors stress, is not merely a database to rely upon but a view of the world that must be broadened in order to affect social morality. Science-based activism must arise to ensure the care and future of the environment. Killingsworth and Palmer argue that for grassroots activism to be tied to this globally conscious philosophy, a rhetoric of sustainability must be cultivated.But the sections on operations are more like an army training manual with caricatures and photographs to make the reading easy for undereducated G.l.s ( the precise graphic techniques used in Foremana#39;s Ecodefense). Abbey could hardly have been surprised, therefore, when Earth First! and other ecoteurs read his novel both as an instruction manual and an ... when George Hayduke compliments Doc Sarvis on the a€œjoba€ he has done on a new bridge across the Colorado River, Docanbsp;...

Author:M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Jacqueline S. Palmer
Publisher:SIU Press - 2012-03-19


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