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Title Rhetorics of the Americas : 3114 BCE to 2012 CE / edited by Damián Baca and Victor Villanueva
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 270 pages) : illustrations, digital
Contents te-ixtli : the "other face" of the Americas / Damián Baca -- Rhetoric of the first "Indians" : the Taínos of the second voyage of Columbus / Victor Villanueva -- Imperialist rhetorics in Puerto Rican nationalist narratives / Erika Gisela Abad Merced -- Spanish scripts colonize the image : Inca visual rhetorics / Rocío Quispe-Agnoli -- Translating Nahua rhetoric : Sahagún's Nahua subjects in colonial Mexico / Cristián Roa de la Carrera -- Practicing methods in ancient cultural rhetorics : uncovering rhetorical action in Moche burial rituals / Laurie Gries -- Rhetoric and resistance in Hawai'i : how silenced voices speak out in colonial contexts / Georganne Nordstrom -- Rhetoric, interrupted : La Malinche and nepantlisma / Damián Baca -- In search of the invisible world : uncovering Meosamerican rhetoric in contemporary Mexico / Tracy Brandenburg -- "When they awaken" : indigeneity, miscegenation, and anticolonial visuality / Dylan A.T. Miner -- Spirit glyphs : reimaging art and artist in the work of Chicana Tlamatinime / Laura E. Pérez -- Los puentes stories : the rhetorical realities of electronic literacy sponsors and gateways on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1920 to 2001 / John Scenters-Zapico -- Las Cobijas/The blankets / Rafael Jesús González
Summary This is the first work to begin to fill a gap: an understanding of discourse aimed to persuade within the Pre-Columbian Americas. The contributors in this collection offer glimpses of what those indigenous rhetorics might have looked like and how their influences remain. The reader is invivted to recognize "the invention of the Americas," providing other ways to contemplate material life prior to contemporary capitalism, telling us about the global from long ago to current global capitalism. This book is the drop that will ripple, creating new lines of inquiry into language use within the Americas and the legacies of genocide, conquest, and cultural survival
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Indians of Central America -- Languages -- Discourse analysis.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- Discourse analysis.
Indians of South America -- Languages -- Discourse analysis.
Language and culture -- History.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) in literature.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) -- Political aspects.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects.
Rhetoric -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Baca, Damián, 1975-
Villanueva, Victor, 1948-
LC no. 2009023412
ISBN 0230102115
0230619037 (hbk.)
9780230619036 (hbk.)