Commonplace Witnessing: Rhetorical Invention, Historical Remembrance, and Public Culture

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Commonplace Witnessing examines how citizens, politicians, and civic institutions have adopted idioms of witnessing in recent decades to serve a variety of social, political, and moral ends. The book encourages us to continue expanding and diversifying our normative assumptions about which historical subjects bear witness and how they do so. Commonplace Witnessing presupposes that witnessing in modern public culture is a broad and inclusive rhetorical act; that many different types of historical subjects now think and speak ...

Commonplace Witnessing: Rhetorical Invention, Historical Remembrance, and Public Culture 2017, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780190611088

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