Networking Arguments offers an unique learn at the use and misuse of world institutional rhetoric and the results of those practices on ladies, relatively in constructing international locations. utilizing a feminist lens, Rebecca Dingo perspectives the complicated networks that rhetoric flows via, globally and nationally, and the way it’s frequently reconfigured to paintings either for and opposed to ladies and to keep up current strength structures.
To see how rhetorics shuttle, Dingo deconstructs the primary terminology hired via international institutions—mainstreaming, health, and empowerment—and indicates how their meanings shift looking on the contexts within which they’re used. She experiences courses through the realm financial institution, the United countries, and the us, between others, to view the unique guidelines, then follows the path in their diffusion and manipulation and the last word outcomes for individuals.
To learn transnational rhetorical strategies, Dingo builds a theoretical framework by means of using innovations of transcoding, ideological site visitors, and interarticulation to discover the intricacies of strength relationships at paintings inside networks. She additionally perspectives transnational capitalism, neoliberal economics, and neocolonial ideologies as fundamental determinants of coverage and arguments over women’s roles within the worldwide economy.
Networking Arguments deals a brand new approach to feminist rhetorical research that permits for an elevated figuring out of worldwide gender regulations and encourages recommendations to counteract the unwanted effects they could create.
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