Multiculturalism, Rhetoric and the Twenty‐First Century
Format of Original
Taylor & Francis
Southern Communication Journal
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/10417949809373102; Shelves: PN 4071 .S65 1998 v. 63, Memorial Periodicals
I believe that rhetorical studies shaping our future will have a decidedly political dimension. The politics of our rhetorical theories, our critical acts, and our pedagogical practices is both indispensable to, and reflective of, both symbolic and material realities. To my mind, addressing issues of power and authority, difference and identity, voice and silence, is a sine qua non for future rhetorical studies. In the new world order of rhetorical studies, both our present and future viability may increasingly depend on scholarship that reads, responds and contributes to both local and global political society by provisioning readable maps of the thorny terrain ahead for both scholars and public alike.