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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
The article reviews the book "Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other," by Sherry Turkle.
Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism
American as apple pie” (231). Certainly one would agree with this statement given enslavement, labor abuses, ethnic and gender disenfranchisement, and exterminatory westward expansion. Connecting
On Speech and Public Release
This essay argues for a reprivileging of the object of speech in the study of public address. To this end, public discourse concerning the tonal qualities of male and female speech, particularly in
On the apocalyptic sublime
In this essay we argue that an eschatological discourse we term the “apocalyptic sublime” has emerged, as the postmodern alternative to traditional apocalyptic rhetoric. Drawing on the work of Frank
Agentic orientation as magical voluntarism
In this essay we argue that the rhetoric of Foss, Waters, and Armada’s recent work on ‘‘agentic orientation,’’ as well as the rhetoric of the popular bestselling DVD and book The Secret, are typical
Zombie Trouble: A Propaedeutic on Ideological Subjectification and the Unconscious
In order to help frame a current theoretical impasse, in this essay we forward the figure of the zombie in Western cinema as an allegory for the reception of the concept of ideology by communication
Refiguring Fantasy: Imagination and Its Decline in U. S. Rhetorical Studies
This essay retells the history of U. S. rhetorical studies as a negotiation over the meaning of the concepts of invention and imagination. By providing a genealogical outline of the transformation of
Father Trouble: Staging Sovereignty in Spielberg's War of the Worlds
This essay argues that Spielberg's War of the Worlds, constitutive of anxieties generated by Nine-eleven, tacitly cultivates an affective response of desperation in order to promulgate an ideology of
Refitting fantasy: psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and talking to the dead
This essay works toward an integration of psychoanalysis and rhetorical theory in response to the poststructural critique of mediation. I argue that the concept of communication, usually understood
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