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Social Controversy and Public Address in the 1960s and Early 1970s
A Rhetorical History of the United States, Vol. IX
Edited by Richard J. Jensen
The period between the 1960s and 1970s is easily one of the most controversial in American history. Examining the liberal movements of the era as well as those that opposed them, this volume offers analyses of the rhetoric of leaders, including those of the civil rights movement, the Chicano movement, the gay rights movement, second-wave feminism, and conservative resistance groups. It also features an introduction that summarizes much of the significant research done by communication scholars on dissent in the 1960s and 1970s. This time period is still a fertile area of study, and this book provides insights into the era that are both provocative and illuminating, making it an essential read for anyone looking to learn more about this time in America.
Subjects: Rhetoric | History
Publication Date: October 1st, 2017
420 pages| 8.5 in x 11 in
Richard J. Jensen is a Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored and coauthored more than fifty articles and book chapters, most of which focus on social protest and social movements.

Early Praise

“Editor Richard J. Jensen has put together a remarkable collection of extended case studies in the rhetoric of social protest in the 1960s and early 1970s. From the civil rights and black power movements to second wave feminism, gay rights, and student protests, the voices of dissent come alive in this valuable retrospective on one of the most tumultuous, controversial, and misunderstood periods in U.S. history.”
J. Michael Hogan, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric, Penn State University, and Visiting Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, Davidson College

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