Women Speak(ing): Forty Years of Feminist Contributions to Rhetoric and an Agenda for Feminist Rhetorical Studies

  title={Women Speak(ing): Forty Years of Feminist Contributions to Rhetoric and an Agenda for Feminist Rhetorical Studies},
  author={Michael Meyer},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • Michael Meyer
  • Published 27 February 2007
  • Sociology, Art
  • Communication Quarterly
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