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ERIC Number: EJ932646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Location Matters: The Rhetoric of Place in Protest
Endres, Danielle; Senda-Cook, Samantha
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v97 n3 p257-282 2011
Social movements often deploy place rhetorically in their protests. The rhetorical performance and (re)construction of places in protest can function in line with the goals of a social movement. Our essay offers a heuristic framework--place in protest--for theorizing the rhetorical force of place and its relationship to social movements. Through analysis of a variety of protest events, we demonstrate how the (re)construction of place may be considered a rhetorical tactic along with the tactics we traditionally associate with protest, such as speeches, marches, and signs. This essay has implications for the study of social movements, the rhetoricity of place, and how we study places. (Contains 3 figures and 71 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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