Parry-Giles & Parry-Giles Edit New Book on Public Address and Morality
Professor Shawn J. Parry-Giles and associate professor Trevor Parry-Giles are the editors of a new collection of essays published by Michigan State University Press. Public Address & Moral Judgment: Critical Studies in Ethical Tensions features essays by Celeste Condit, Martin Medhurst, Vanessa Beasley, UM Ph.D. alumnus James J. Kimble, and others, and covers a range of topics, from the gay marriage debate to the controversy over the Abu Ghraib photographs.
This book is an examination of rhetorical discourse on public morality and public ethical judgment: Public Address and Moral Judgment offers a critical look at the ways in which public address can enact moral codes, articulate moral judgments, and manifest ethical tensions. Many of the essays were first presented at the 9th Biennial Public Address Conference, hosted by UM in 2004. The essay also features new, commissioned essays, including one by Shawn Parry-Giles on presidential rhetorics of war and peace.
Citation: Shawn J. Parry-Giles and Trevor Parry-Giles, eds., Public Address and Moral Judgment: Critical Studies in Ethical Tension(East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2009).