Titel: Civic Communion: The Rhetoric of Community Building
Autor/en: David E. Procter
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Mai 2006 - kartoniert - 180 Seiten
Blending theory and case studies, Civic Communion looks at community-building in rural America and how civic-minded people come together through a variety of ways, such as hosting and attending festivals, addressing conflict, planning the community, and maintaining heritage museums. David E. Procter's insightful work reveals a specific and significant form of community 'talk' that serves to build and sustain community.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part I: Orientations and Beginnings Chapter 4 1. The Connection of Communication and Community Chapter 5 2. In Search of Rural Community Part 6 Part II: Civic Communion Case Studies Chapter 7 3. Performing Gender through Local Festival Chapter 8 4. Building Community through Strategic Planning Chapter 9 5. Constructing Community from Conflict Chapter 10 6. Exhibiting Collective Memory Chapter 11 7. Infusing "Spirit" into Community Building Part 12 Part III: Community-Building Lessons Chapter 13 8. Lessons Learned Chapter 14 Works Cited Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author
David E. Procter is associate professor of speech communication and director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University.
Civic Communication is a pleasure to read. It represents a wealth of scholarship, but it is David Procter's unmistakable voice that brings to life the people and their performances as they enact the bonds and practices of civic communion. I find it inspirational and a call to the discipline to pursue this most fruitful line of contribution. Graduate students will benefit from the careful research, undergraduates from its life-expanding vision, and both from the deep sense of civic responsibility that it imparts. -- James A. Anderson, University of Utah Procter's book is a perceptive contemporary account of rural community and rural community development processes in the Great Plains, with applicability beyond this region. Moreover, he has added a valuable tool to our kit of heuristic devices for facilitating community development processes. Great Plains Research Procter is a gifted ethnographer and rhetorician who makes highly productive use of those gifts to make sense of, and to story, the relational, symbolic, and communal aspects of building a shared sense of time, place, and meanings among rural people in the heartland. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the study of real people using everyday communication to create meaning in communities. -- Bud Goodall, Arizona State University