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Readings on Argumentation
The thirty essays in this book, drawn from the scholarly literature, represent major traditional and contemporary scholarship on argument.
The essays display the evolution and widening scope of the scholarship in recent decades, as well as tensions among traditional and recent views and emphases.
They reflect an array of scholarly perspectives on the values, rules, and conceptual structures that people bring to public deliberation-and that affect how they achieve agreement.
The essays also examine argument in various contexts and spheres, with a particular focus on it as a vital, productive means for people to negotiate differences through discussion, especially in a diverse, democratic society.
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ABOUT THE EDITORS
Angela J. Aguayo is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University, where she teaches courses in Persuasion and Public Culture, Argumentation, Rhetorics of Resistance, and Documentary Production. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from California State University, Long Beach, and her Ph.D. at University of Texas, Austin. She has published book chapters and essays focused on documentary video discourse as a site of social contestation, protest, and social change. Dr. Aguayo also produces documentary video shorts, which she has screened at several film festivals, including the New York Underground Film Festival and the Cinematexas International Film Festival.
Timothy R. Steffensmeier is Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at Kansas State University, where he teaches courses in Communication and Democracy, Rhetorical Criticism, and Classical Rhetoric. He earned his B.A. from Hastings College and his M.A. at Wake Forest University. He earned his Ph.D. at University of Texas, Austin, where he also received the Texas Exes Teaching Award. Dr. Steffensmeier serves as a research associate with the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, an interdisciplinary institute focusing on research, teaching, and extension efforts that facilitate civic discourse. He has published book chapters and essays focused on deliberative democracy, argumentation, and visual rhetoric. These interests inform his scholarship concerning sustainable community development.