Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex: Arts, Education, and Activist Alternatives, edited by Stephen J. Hartnett (2011, University of Illinois Press).
Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity (2nd ed.) by Brenda J. Allen (2011, Waveland Press). Dr. Allen's interactive approach to understanding difference explores how discourse affects others and opens the door to valuing difference as a positive, enriching feature of society.
Executing Democracy: Vol. 1—Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807, by Stephen John Hartnett (2010, Michigan State University Press). Dr. Hartnett's volume explores the rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America.
Globalization & Empire: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq, Free Markets, and the Twilight of Democracy (paperback edition), by Stephen John Hartnett and Laura Stengrim (2009, University of Alabama Press). Dr. Hartnett's book offers a critique of the arguments for waging war on Iraq and an analysis of the economic dilemmas of globalization and the reconstruction of Iraq.
Scientific Characters: Rhetoric, Politics, and Trust in Breast Cancer Research, by Lisa Keränen (2010, University of Alabama Press). Dr. Keränen's volume analyzes a breast cancer controversy to understand what happens when scientists, patients, and advocates defend themselves in public concerning complex technical matters.
Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials, co-edited by Greg Dickinson, Carole Blair and Brian L. Ott (2010, University of Alabama Press). Dr. Ott and his co-editors offer a sustained and rigorous consideration of the intersections of memory, place, and rhetoric.
Persuasion as a Critical Activity, by Omar Swartz (2009, Kendall Hunt). Dr. Swartz's textbook explores how persuasion works in everyday life.
Neo-Pragmatism, Communication, and the Culture of Creative Democracy (2nd ed.), by Omar Swartz, Katia Campbell, and Christina Pestana (2009, Peter Lang). Dr. Swartz and his coauthors urge scholars, activists, and citizens to rethink accepted notions of community in order to imagine new possibilities for social, political, and economic organization.