Critical-Rhetorical Ethnography: Rethinking the Place and Process of Rhetoric

  title={Critical-Rhetorical Ethnography: Rethinking the Place and Process of Rhetoric},
  author={Aaron Hess},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  pages={127 - 152}
  • Aaron Hess
  • Published 18 April 2011
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
Rhetorical scholarship has relied upon textual criticism as a method of examining discourse. However, in the critical turn, rhetorical theory and praxis have been reconsidered, especially in regard to the types and locations worthy of rhetorical examination. Looking toward vernacular rhetorical discourses, rhetorical scholars examine locally situated discourses as they articulate against oppressive macrocontexts. In this essay, I offer critical-rhetorical ethnography as a method for exploring… 
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