Rhetoric for Earthly Coexistence: Imagining an Ecocentric Rhetoric

What obligations do scholars of rhetoric and public address have to understand, address, and sustain the conditions of earthly coexistence? Only if the field of rhetoric embraces a genuinely ecological notion of rhetoric, the author argues, and only if we collectively commit to addressing the ecological dimensions of our various objects of study, can we truly give back to the earth in ways that honor all that it has given, and continues to give, to us. Toward that end, this essay outlines several dimensions of an “ecocentric rhetoric.”

This work originally appeared in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, 2021, 365–378, published by Michigan State University Press. To view this article on the publisher's website, visit https://doi.org/10.14321/rhetpublaffa.24.1-2.0365.

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Work Title Rhetoric for Earthly Coexistence: Imagining an Ecocentric Rhetoric
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  1. Joshua Trey Barnett
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  1. Michigan State University Press
Publication Date March 1, 2021
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Deposited September 22, 2022

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    • <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title>
    • <jats:p>What obligations do scholars of rhetoric and public address have to understand, address, and sustain the conditions of earthly coexistence? Only if the field of rhetoric embraces a genuinely ecological notion of rhetoric, the author argues, and only if we collectively commit to addressing the ecological dimensions of our various objects of study, can we truly give back to the earth in ways that honor all that it has given, and continues to give, to us. Toward that end, this essay outlines several dimensions of an “ecocentric rhetoric.“</jats:p>
    • What obligations do scholars of rhetoric and public address have to understand, address, and sustain the conditions of earthly coexistence? Only if the
    • field of rhetoric embraces a genuinely ecological notion of rhetoric, the
    • author argues, and only if we collectively commit to addressing the ecological dimensions of our various objects of study, can we truly give back to the
    • earth in ways that honor all that it has given, and continues to give, to us.
    • Toward that end, this essay outlines several dimensions of an “ecocentric
    • rhetoric.
    Publisher's Statement
    • This work originally appeared in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, 2021, 365–378, published by Michigan State University Press. To view this article on the publisher's website, visit
    • This work originally appeared in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, 2021, 365–378, published by Michigan State University Press. To view this article on the publisher's website, visit
    • https://doi.org/10.14321/rhetpublaffa.24.1-2.0365.