Rhet ops : rhetoric and information warfare /

"In this edited volume, authors seek to document and analyze how state and non-state actors leverage digital rhetoric as a twenty-first-century weapon of war. Rhet Ops offer readers a chance to focus on the human dimension of rhetorical practice within mobile technologies and social networks: t...

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Other Authors: Ridolfo, Jim, 1979- (Editor), Hart-Davidson, Bill (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]
Series:Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: From the dark side of digital composing to #RhetOps / Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson
  • Part I: Rhetorical operations and emerging tactics
  • 1. The rhetoric of infrastructure: American colonialism and the military telegraph / Elizabeth Losh
  • 2. Revisting "A soldier's guide to rhetorical theory": intelligence analysis in the open / Gary Mills
  • 3. Rhetoric and the US intelligence community's misuses of theory / Nate Kreuter
  • 4. Insurgent rhetorics and historical materialism / Mike Edwards
  • 5. Minerva rising: the Pentagon's weaponization of rhetorical knowledge / John Gagnon
  • 6. Insurgent circulation, weaponized media: waging the late Sixties war within / Brad E. Lucas
  • 7. Gamergate: understanding the tactics of online knowledge disruptors / Michael Trice
  • Part II: Digital practices
  • 8. ISIS versus the United States: rhetorical battle in the Middle East / William M. Marcellino and Madeline Magnuson
  • 9. Stormwatch: machine learning approaches to understanding white supremacy online
  • 10. Dark interactions: interfaces and objects arrays as surveillance in digital rhetoric
  • 11. Digital surveillance of gang communication: graffiti's rhetorical velocity between street gangs and urban law enforcement / Seth Long and Ken Fitch
  • Part III: Practitioner stories
  • 12. Digital age education: preparing warriors for hybrid conflict at Air Force Cyberworx / Jeffrey Collins and Gary Mills
  • 13. Mapping the rhetoric-operations divide: considerations for the future / Angie Mallory
  • 14. Social media strategy for the military-engaged American Red Cross / Laura A. Ewing
  • 15. Changing technologies and writing from and about war / D. Alexis Hart and Cheryl Hatch
  • 16. Military wives as rhetorical insurgents: resisting assimilation as "force multipliers" / Elise Dixon
  • Afterword: Inventing a critical praxis of engagement on social media platforms / Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson.