Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings

Was Blind but Now I See
 
 
Lexington Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 12. November 2019
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  • 274 Seiten
 
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Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings: Was Blind but Now I See is a collection focusing on the Charleston shootings written by leading scholars in the field who consider the rhetoric surrounding the shootings. This book offers an appraisal of the discourses - speeches, editorials, social media posts, visual images, prayers, songs, silence, demonstrations, and protests - that constituted, contested, and reconstituted the shootings in American civic life and cultural memory. It answers recent calls for local and regional studies and opens new fields of inquiry in the rhetoric, sociology, and history of mass killings, gun violence, and race relations-and it does so while forging new connections between and among on-going scholarly conversations about rhetoric, race, and religion. Contributors argue that Charleston was different from other mass shootings in America, and that this difference was made manifest through what was spoken and unspoken in its rhetorical aftermath. Scholars of race, religion, rhetoric, communication, and sociology will find this book particularly useful.
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Edited by Sean Patrick O'Rourke and Melody Lehn - Contributions by Luke D. Christie; Patricia G. Davis; David A...
Introduction: Was Blind but Now I See: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in the Charleston Shootings

Sean Patrick O'Rourke

Melody Lehn


Part I: The Killer's Manifesto: Rhetorics of the Lost Cause and Race Warfare


1"The South Shall Rise Again": Setting the Lost Cause Myth in Future Tense in Dylann Roof's Manifesto

Margaret Franz

2Charleston and the Postracial Logics of "Race War"

Daniel A. Grano


Part II: Gun Control: The Debates That Did Not Happen and the Language of Lynching


3The Racial Politics of Gun Violence: A Brief Rhetorical History

Craig Rood

4The Charleston Church Shooting and the Public Practice of Forgetting Lynching

Samuel P. Perry


Part III: Civic Eulogies and Exhortations: The Responses of Barack and Michelle Obama


5The Act of Forgiveness in Barack Obama's Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend

Clementa Pinckney, Charleston, South Carolina, June 26, 2015

David A. Frank

6Challenging the Myth of Postracialism: Exhortation, Strategic Ambiguity, and Michelle Obama's Response to the Charleston Killings

Melody Lehn


Part IV: Rebels and Flags: The Rhetorics of Heritage, Hate, Continuity, and Change


7In the Aftermath: The Rhetoric of Heritage and the Limits of the Mythical Past

Luke D. Christie

8The Rebel Flag and the Rhetoric of Protest: A Case Study in Public Will Building

Sean Patrick O'Rourke


Part V: Neo-Confederate Monuments: Rhetorics of Contested Public Memory


9"Remove Not the Ancient Landmark": Making the Confederate Distortions of Religion Apparent

Camille K. Lewis

10In the Aftermath: Memorials of the Neo-Confederacy, Symbols of Oppression, and the Rhetoric of Removal

Patricia G. Davis



Conclusion: Zenith and Nadir

Donna Hunter
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