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Rhetorical Women: Roles and Representations

Rhetorical Women: Roles and Representations
Hildy Miller and Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, eds.
Tuscaloosa, AL : University of Alabama Press, 2005
PR111 .R48 2005

Just as women in Greek myth are cast in roles ranging from the helpless and innocent to the manipulative and powerful, so women throughout the history of rhetoric have represented themselves as fulfilling roles that range from dependents or enablers of male authority to autonomous agents acting on their own. These essays examine the tactics women have employed in self-representation and the feminist rhetorics that result. Contributors examine both past and present practices, highlighting correspondences between them and the ways those practices have varied, succeeded, or failed.

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