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The Resource Rhetorical touch : disability, identification, haptics, Shannon Walters

Rhetorical touch : disability, identification, haptics, Shannon Walters

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Rhetorical touch : disability, identification, haptics
Title
Rhetorical touch
Title remainder
disability, identification, haptics
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Walters
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rhetorical Touch argues for an understanding of touch as a rhetorical art by approaching the sense of touch through the kinds of bodies and minds that rhetorical history and theory have tended to exclude. In resistance to a rhetorical tradition focused on shaping able bodies and neurotypical minds, Shannon Walters explores how people with various disabilities--psychological, cognitive, and physical--employ touch to establish themselves as communicators and to connect with disabled and nondisabled audiences. In doing so, she argues for a theory of rhetoric that understands and values touch as rhetorical. Essential to her argument is a redefinition of key concepts and terms--the rhetorical situation, rhetorical identification, and the appeals of ethos (character), pathos (emotion), and logos (logic or message). By connecting Empedoclean and sophistic theories to Aristotelian rhetoric and Burkean approaches, Walters's methods mobilize a wide range of key figures in rhetorical history and theory in response to the context of disability. Using Empedocles' tactile approach to logos, Walters shows how the iterative writing processes of people with psychological disabilities shape crucial spaces for identification based on touch in online and real life spaces. Mobilizing the touch-based properties of the rhetorical practice of mētis, Walters demonstrates how rhetors with autism approach the crafting of ethos in generative and embodied ways. Rereading the rhetorical practice of kairos in relation to the proximity between bodies, Walters demonstrates how writers with physical disabilities move beyond approaches of pathos based on pity and inspiration. The volume also includes a classroom-based exploration of the discourses and assumptions regarding bodies in relation to haptic, or touch-based, technologies. Because the sense of touch is the most persistent of the senses, Walters argues that in contexts of disability and in situations in which people with and without disabilities interact, touch can be a particularly vital instrument for creating meaning, connection, and partial identification. She contends that a rhetoric thus reshaped stretches contemporary rhetoric and composition studies to respond to the contributions of disabled rhetors and transforms the traditional rhetorical appeals and canons. Ultimately, Walters argues, a rhetoric of touch allows for a richer understanding of the communication processes of a wide range of rhetors who use embodied strategies."--
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Walters, Shannon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Rhetoric/Communication
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  • Haptic devices
  • People with disabilities
  • Touch
  • Rhetoric
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • Haptic devices
  • People with disabilities
  • Rhetoric
  • Touch
Label
Rhetorical touch : disability, identification, haptics, Shannon Walters
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Series Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Rhetorical Touch-Sensations, Bodies, Rhetorics -- 1. Defining a Rhetoric of Touch: Bodies in Identification -- 2. Locating Touch: The Substances and Spaces of Rhetorical Identification -- 3. Feeling Logos: Empedocles's Repetitive Rhetoric and Psychological Disability -- 4. Habituating Ethos: Touch, Autism, and Mētis -- 5. Grasping Pathos: Physical Disability, Kairos, and Proximity -- 6. Teaching Touch, Touching Technology: Interfaces of Haptics and Disability -- Conclusion: Holding On and Letting Go-Toward an Ethics of Rhetorical Touch -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Control code
ocn893284839
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv6vnqtn
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893284839
Label
Rhetorical touch : disability, identification, haptics, Shannon Walters
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Series Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Rhetorical Touch-Sensations, Bodies, Rhetorics -- 1. Defining a Rhetoric of Touch: Bodies in Identification -- 2. Locating Touch: The Substances and Spaces of Rhetorical Identification -- 3. Feeling Logos: Empedocles's Repetitive Rhetoric and Psychological Disability -- 4. Habituating Ethos: Touch, Autism, and Mētis -- 5. Grasping Pathos: Physical Disability, Kairos, and Proximity -- 6. Teaching Touch, Touching Technology: Interfaces of Haptics and Disability -- Conclusion: Holding On and Letting Go-Toward an Ethics of Rhetorical Touch -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Control code
ocn893284839
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vnqtn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893284839

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