Books for Understanding How We Got Here

American Catastrophe

Fundamentalism, Climate Change, Gun Rights, and the Rhetoric of Donald J. Trump

Luke Winslow

“Luke Winslow has posed and answered a very provocative and important question: How are we to make sense of people in the civic square who seem to be embracing chaos?”—Christina Foust

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Books for Understanding How We Got Here

Apocalypse Man

The Death Drive and the Rhetoric of White Masculine Victimhood

Casey Ryan Kelly

“An ambitious, disturbing, and ultimately necessary project that helps us make sense of our current, popular, political moment.” —Joshua Gunn

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Books for Understanding How We Got Here

A History of Hate in Ohio

Then and Now

Michael E. Brooks and Bob Fitrakis
Introduction by Marilyn K. Howard

Presents the first comprehensive study of white supremacy and hate groups in the Buckeye State, from the colonial era to the present day.

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Awful Archives

Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence

Jenny Rice

Awful Archives is well-positioned to avoid duplicating familiar arguments; in breaking new ground, it joins rhetoric and archival work in a way that we really need right now in our current political climate.” —Kelly Ritter

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Reality Bites

Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture

Dana L. Cloud

“Dana Cloud’s marvelous new book … provides just the sort of deep understanding and practical guidance needed for thoughtful and effective political engagement in the Trump era.”—Jason Hannan, Lateral

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Ecologies of Harm

Rhetorics of Violence in the Unites States

Megan Eatman

“Ecologies of Harm is a dynamic study of organized public violence that gives focused attention to the relationship between violence and spectacle.” —Ersula Ore

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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a more perfect Union

Teri Ellen Cross Davis

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Don't Look Now: Things We Wish We Hadn't Seen

Edited by Kristen Iversen and David Lazar

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Like Love

Michele Morano

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Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology

Edited by
Alex Hernandez
Matthew David Goodwin
and Sarah Rafael García

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Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy

Edited by Matthew David Goodwin
Introduction by Frederick Luis Aldama

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A History of Hate in Ohio: Then and Now

Michael E. Brooks and Bob Fitrakis
Introduction by Marilyn K. Howard

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Rhetoric of Health and Medicine As/Is: Theories and Approaches for the Field

Edited by Lisa Melonçon, S. Scott Graham, Jenell Johnson, John A. Lynch, and Cynthia Ryan

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Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Isiah Lavender III and Lisa Yaszek

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Vaccine Rhetorics

Heidi Yoston Lawrence

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