Rhetorical Techne, Local Knowledge, and Challenges in Contemporary Activism

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As different as the rhetoric of environmentalism and urban community action seem to be, they speak to the fi eld’s growing interest in activism and public engagement. They are also struggling with a shared couple of questions: how to elicit and validate local knowledge alongside discourseswhether discourses of policy, science or bureaucracy-that tend to dismiss it, and how to combine local knowledge with impact that is at once transformative and sustainable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781135275686
ISBN (Print)9780415800419
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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