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The house of my sojourn : rhetoric, women, and the question of authority

Author: Jane S Sutton
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010.
Series: Rhetoric, culture, and social critique.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Employing the trope of architecture, Jane Sutton envisions the relationship between women and rhetoric as a house: a structure erected in ancient Greece by men that, historically, has made room for women but has also denied them the authority and agency to speak from within. Sutton's central argument is that all attempts to include women in rhetoric exclude them from meaningful authority in due course, and this  Read more...
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Sutton, Jane S.
House of my sojourn.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010017774
(OCoLC)613645602
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane S Sutton
ISBN: 9780817384821 0817384820
OCLC Number: 772460320
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 219 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: scraping the roof --
In the palindrome of the <CIVIC> --
What time o' night it is --
The path : then --
The building : of the future --
Speakers as we might be : now --
Walking the Milky Way.
Series Title: Rhetoric, culture, and social critique.
Responsibility: Jane S. Sutton.

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Employing the trope of architecture, Jane Sutton envisions the relationship between women and rhetoric as a house: a structure erected in ancient Greece by men that, historically, has made room for women but has also denied them the authority and agency to speak from within. Sutton's central argument is that all attempts to include women in rhetoric exclude them from meaningful authority in due course, and this exclusion has been built into the foundations of rhetoric. Drawing on personal experience, the spatial tropes of ancient Greek architecture, and the study of women who attai.

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