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CHAPTERS INCLUDE:

• Streets, Rhetoric, and Revolution

 • A Call for Rhetorical Action

 • Skills for the Multitude

 • The Power of Language

 • Body Rhetoric

 • Twenty-First Century

Radical Rhetoric

Rhetoric           for Radicals provides practical guidelines for           public speaking, writing, conversation, persuasion, political correctness,           propaganda analysis, street theatrics and new languages.


Geared           to college-aged radical activists
and organizers, this book will also           appeal
to activists of any age who want to sharpen their messages.

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 New Society           Publishers Presents:
 RHETORIC FOR RADICALS
 A Handbook for Twenty-First Century Activists
 By Jason Del Gandio

 Radicals have important messages to deliver but are often so           caught up in the passion of their causes that they lose sight of effective           communication -- which is their biggest tool. Crucial to the cause is           the ability to speak with clarity and intelligence, without underestimating           the challenge of breaking new ground and winning new converts.

          Activists often suffer from a credibility gap because of their lack           of coherent message and strategic delivery. Rhetoric for Radicals           addresses and helps solve these problems. It provides the tools to develop           the all-important communication skills necessary to be effectively heard.           If you accept that communication creates the social world, then you           will agree that changing the way we communicate can change the world.

BIO:

Jason Del Gandio is a writer, thinker, teacher, and activist           dedicated to local and global justice. Born in 1974 and raised in a           New Jersey working class family, Jason spent his summers doing construction           and carpentry with his father. There he learned the rigors of manual           labor and the realities of capitalism. Jason was attracted to underground           subcultures and non-traditional experiences during his late teens, which           led him to philosophical inquiry and cultural critique. He began pursuing           questions about human existence, the purpose of life, and alternative           ways of being in the world.

As           a college student, he studied philosophy and speech communication. As           a graduate student, he studied the philosophy of communication and performance           studies. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the human vibe, which,           to the best of his knowledge, is the first and only study of its kind.           During his graduate studies, he was heavily impacted by the 1999 W.T.O.           protests in Seattle, WA. Witnessing fifty-thousand people shut down           an international institution moved Jason in a different direction. He           turned to activism and the politics of globalization. 

Since           then he has marched in the streets and stood face-to-face with riot           police. He has worked on fair trade, Latin American solidarity, and           anti-war campaigns. He has designed and taught college courses such           as The Rhetoric of Globalization and Public Advocacy. And he           has traveled to Venezuela where he experienced the Bolivarian revolution—a           deeply moving experience that opened his eyes to the real possibility           of social revolution. Over the past few years, Jason has been working           on the theory and practice of “neo-radicalism”—a way           of changing the world through rhetoric and communication. That is the           underlying theme to his first book, Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook           for Twenty-First Century Activists. Some of his other writings           can be viewed online at Dissident Voice, the Journal of Aesthetics and           Protest, Re-Public, Metaphilm, ephemera, Liminalities, and Cultural           Logic. 

Jason           is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Communication at Temple           University in Philadelphia.

 His life's goal: To change the world without taking power.