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Nostalgic longings, memories of the "Good War," and cinematic representations in Saving Private Ryan
–This essay focuses attention on some of the polysemic and polyvalent dimensions of Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. The author argues that this film needs to be viewed as an intertextual fragment,Expand
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The Trials and Tribulations of Racialized Critical Rhetorical Theory: Understanding the Rhetorical Ambiguities of Proposition 187
This essay explores the role that race plays in rhetorical theorizing. Linking the literature in critical race theory (CRT), critical rhetoric, and vernacular criticism, the essay examines the caseExpand
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Critical Museology, (Post)Colonial Communication, and the Gradual Mastering of Traumatic Pasts at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
This essay provides a critical analysis of some of the public and museological debates that have swirled around the rediscovery of a Congolese holocaust. The authors of the essay highlight some ofExpand
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Revisionism and collective memory: The struggle for meaning in the Amistad affair
This essay problematizes “history” and “public memory” by examining their polysemic and polyvalent nature. Collective memories are selectively chosen and highlighted to fit the needs of a particularExpand
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Jurisprudence as performance: John Brown's enactment of natural law at Harper's Ferry
As members of the public and private sphere, we are constantly intrigued by the question of the nature, scope, and limitations of dramatic appeals that are made to a higher justice that appears toExpand
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Melancholic nostalgia, collective memories, and the cinematic representations of nationalistic identities in indochine
This essay provides a rhetorical analysis of the French film, Indochine. The authors argue that this cinematic representation constitutes a good example of “melancholic nostalgia,” where producersExpand
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The Philippine–American War and the American Debates about the Necessity and Legality of the “Water Cure,” 1901–1903
Abstract This essay provides a critical genealogical study of the “water cure” controversies that took place during the Philippine–American War. The author extends the work of Foucault and Agamben toExpand
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Drone Warfare and Lawfare in a Post-Heroic Age
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Authenticity, Public Memories, and the Problematics of Post-Holocaust Remembrances: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Wilkomirski Affair
This essay provides a rhetorical analysis of the Wilkomirski Affair and some of the recent public debates that have discussed the importance of childhood memoirs and the formation of authenticExpand
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In search of the power of whiteness: A genealogical exploration of negotiated racial identities in America's ethnic past
In this essay, the authors explore some of the relational, intersectional, and contextual dimensions of negotiated racial identities. By employing a genealogical method of analysis that looks atExpand
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