Twelfth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation 2001


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(I) 1  Catherine Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa, "Argument in an Off-Key"

Directions of Research in Argumentation: A Symposium

(I) 24 Fred J. Kauffeld, Edgewood College, "The Priority of Normative Interests in Argumentation Theory"

(I) 32 David Zarefsky, Northwestern University, "Directions for Research in Argumentation Theory"

(I) 40 Scott Jacobs, University of Arizona, "Fallacies in Argumentation"

(I) 46 Kathleen Farrell, University of Iowa, "Reacquainting Theory and Practice: Musings on an Agenda for Research"

(I) 51 Edward Schiappa, University of Minnesota, "Sophisticated Modernism and the Continuing Importance of Argumentation on Evaluation"

(I) 59 Jean Goodwin, Northwestern University, "We Should be Studying the Norms of Debate"

(I) 67 Frans H.van Eemeren & Peter Houtlosser, University of Amsterdam, "Fallacies as Derailments of Strategic Maneuvering"

Spotlight on Cultural/Critical Studies of Argument

(I) 76 Kent Ono, University of California, Davis, "Guilt without Evidence: Informal Citizenship and the Limits of Rationality in the Case of Wen Ho Lee"

(I) 89 Barbara Biesecker, University of Iowa, "From the Public Sphere to Public Culture, or, a Case Study in Why Argument Studies is Not Enough, or, William Jefferson Clinton and the Postmodern Primal Horde"

(I) 97 Ron Greene, University of Minnesota, "Abstraction/Translation/Materiality: The Cultural Dilemmas of Deliberative Democracy"



(I) 104 Darrin Hicks, University of Denver, "Reasonableness, Political Not Epistemic"

(I) 113 Lenore Langsdorf, University of Southern Illinois, "Reasonable Voices: Constituting What's Reasonable in Communicative Interaction"

(I) 122 Frans H. van Eemeren & Peter Houtlosser, "A Procedural View of Critical Reasonableness"


(I) 129 Robert Asen, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Markets and Democracy: U.S. Debates over Trade with China"

(I) 137 Gordon Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh, "Spectacular Warfare"

(I) 145 Shirley Willinghanz, Joy L. Hart & Charles A. Willard, University of Louisville, "Valuing Dissensus, Message Design Logic, and Compelling Organizational Demands"

(I) 153 Rachel Avon and Randy Hirokawa, University of Iowa, "The Rhetorical Limits of the Precautionary Principle as a Basis for Argumentation"

(I) 161 David Depew, University of Iowa, "Genetic Altered Crops, Ecological Irreversibility, and the Precautionary Principle"

(I) 167 Joanna Ploeger, University of Iowa, "'Try to See It My Way': Competing Interpretations of "Precaution" in the Discourse and Performance of Risk Management in the National Laboratory System"


Gendered Argument

(I) 176 Janice M. Norton, Arizona State University, "'B' Science Fiction Films of the 1950s and "The New Breed of Woman" and Her Cold War(rior)"

(I) 183 Dale Herbeck, Boston College, "Lyndon Johnson and the Level Playing Field: Sports Metaphors in the Affirmative Action Debate"

(I) 192 Christopher Alexis Paul, University of Minnesota, "HyperFeminism and Intimacy on the World Wide Web"

Forensics: Stases of Exclusion and Inclusion

(I) 198 Ben Voth, Miami University, "What is Missing? Deconstructing the Spaces and Traces of Policymaking Critiques"

(I) 205 Jeffrey. W. Jarman, Wichita State University & K. M. McDonald, Arizona State University, "Invitation Declined: A Response to Intercollegiate Debate as Invitational Rhetoric"

(I) 212 Sarah Taylor Partlow & Robert C. Rowland, University of Kansas, "Argument as a Purpose-Oriented Genre: A Feminist Defense of Argument and Debate"

(I) 219 Irene P. Faass, Iowa State University, "Shades of Gray: Alternative Metaphors for Argumentation"

(I) 222 Takuzo Konishi, Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan, "Kritik: Implications for Dialectical Obligations"

(I) 228 Edward Panetta, University of Georgia, "Living the Land-Grant: The Rural Service and Outreach Mission for Policy Debate"

(I) 236 Carrie Crenshaw and Enslen Lamberth, University of Alabama, "The Tuscaloosa Debate League: An Inclusive and Diversified Program for the Future of Policy Debate"


Rhetoric, Social Science and Public Argument

(I) 243 Karen Tracy, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Rhetorically-Informed Discourse Analysis: Methodological Reflections"

(I) 251 Shannon Davis, Christina Standerfer and Amy Grim, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Negotiating Social Orders: A Case for Exploring the Relationships between Rhetorical Criticism and Critical Social Science in the Analysis of Public Argument"

Quarrels, Discussions & Ideals

(I) 260 Kati Hannken-Illjes, Martin-Luther-Universitat, Germany, "Appropriateness and Argumentation Competence"

(I) 267 Ruth J. Cronje, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, "The Potential for Rationality: Rhetoric as Communicative Action"

(I) 274 Heidi L. Muller, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Teaching through Discussion: Three Relationships between Argument and Discussion"

(I) 285 Judith Dallinger and Dale Hample, University of Western Illinois, "The Image of the Ideal Argument"

Everyday Communicative Behaviors and Decision-Making

(I) 292 Dennis S. Gouran, The Pennsylvania State University, "Forms of Argument as Related to Appropriateness and Group Decisions"

(I) 302 Sandra K. Ketrow and Alyson Arnold, University of Rhode Island, "Expanding the Theoretical Domain of Argument 1 and Argument 2: Emotional Competence, Interpersonal Sensitivity, and Argumentativeness"

(I) 311 Geoff B. Leatham, University of Rhode Island, "Relational Differences as Grounds for Interpreting Supportive Interactions"

Concepts in Argumentation Theory

(I) 319 Leah E. Polcar and Scott Jacobs, University of Arizona, "The Role of Doubt and the Place of Ethos in Dialectical Models"

(I) 326 Claude Gratton, University of Nevada, "Exploring the Logic of Counterexamples by Analogy and Informal Forms of Arguments"

(I) 335 Daniel Cohen, Colby College, "Arguments and Metaphors"

(I) 343 Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, and Bert Meuffels, University of Amsterdam, "The Unreasonableness of the Ad Baculum Fallacy"

Volume II


The First Amendment Religion Clauses

(II) 351 David C. Gore, Texas A & M University, "Reynolds v. U.S. and the Dissociation of Religious Belief and Practice"

(II) 360 Catherine L. Langford, The Pennsylvania State University, "Mediating Religion and Justice: Antonin Scalia's Non-Interpretivist Approach to the Religion Clauses"

(II) 371 Lee Fortner, The Pennsylvania State University, "Justice Black and "Plain Meaning": Reconciling the Overdetermination and Indeterminacy of Language"

(II) 379 Benjamin Henderson, The Pennsylvania State University, "Content v. Conduct: Reinterpreting Religious Speech in the Work Place"

(II) 388 Katie Gibson, The Pennsylvania State University, "A Woman's Choice? The Supreme Court's Negotiations of the Abortion Controversy"

"Poor Joshua": Law, Social Work & Popular Understanding in DeShaney v. Winnebago Country DSS

(II) 395 David Hingstman, University of Iowa, "Law and Legal Reason in DeShaney"

(II) 403 William Lewis, Drake University, "Essential Tensions in the "Constitution" of Community: The Case of DeShaney v. Winnebago Department of Social Services"

Assassinations, Drugs and School Shootings

(II) 410 Dana Cloud and Sharon Jarvis, University of Texas, Austin, "Acts of Madness or Protest? The Therapeutic De-Politicization of Political Assassination Attempts in News Coverage, 1973 to Present"

(II) 422 Kristen Hoerl, University of Texas, Austin, "Pain and Public Deliberation: Citizens, Victims, Advocates, Activists"

Law, Technology and Argument

(II) 428 Brian M. O'Connell, Central Connecticut State University, "The Public and the Private within the UCITA Debate"

(II) 434 Warren Sandmann, Minnesota State University, Mankato, "The Man with Two Faces: Arguing Over the Rhetorical Construction of Bill Gates"

(II) 440 Donald Fishman, Boston College, "New Technologies and Legal Arguments: The Napster Case, MP3 Files and an Emerging Copyright Paradigm for the Digital Era"


National Identity

(II) 447 Donald Fishman, Boston College, "Joseph R. McCarthy: Historiography and Rhetorical Strategies Revisited"

(II) 455 Thomas B. Farrell, Northwestern University, and Thomas J. Roach, Purdue University, "Cold War Argument and Its Resilience; on the Inversion of Social Knowledge"

(II) 463 Tomoko Ozawa and Takeshi Suzuki, Tsuda College, Japan, "Wartime Racist Arguments: The Rhetoric of 'Military Necessity'"

(II) 470 David C. Williams, University of Missouri, Rolla, Marilyn Young and Michael Launer, Florida State University, "The New/Old Russian National Symbols as Arguments for Identity Transformation: 'Reviving Ghosts is a Tricky Business'"

Culture Wars and Democratic Dilemmas

(II) 479 Randall Lake, University of Southern California, and Barbara Pickering, University of Nebraska, Omaha, "The Anti(Abortion) Public Sphere"

(II) 487 Ronald Lee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Robert Patterson, James Madison University, "The Genealogy of Social Conservative Argumentation: Demonstrating the Family Resemblance among Three Influential Discourses"

(II) 496 Valeria Fabj, Lynn University, and Matthew J. Sobnosky, William & Mary, "Science, Knowledge, and the Public Good: Hierarchies of Interest and Expansion of the Public Sphere"

Contesting the Presidential Election 2000

(II) 503 Bruce Gronbeck, University of Iowa, "The Status of Sentimental Arguments for Public Policies: The Love-Ins at the 2000 National Party Conventions"

(II) 512 Rebecca Opsata, University of Southern California, "Boxers, Briefs, and Oprah: The 2000 Presidential Candidates and Non-Traditional Media"

(II) 520 Elisia Cohen, University of Southern California, "The Rhetoric of the Recount: Political Legitimacy, Voters, and the Machines"

(II) 530 Craig A. Dudczak, Syracuse University, "The Seminole and Martin County Contests: Florida Presidential Election 2000"

(II) 537 David Zarefsky, Northwestern University, "The Structure of Argumentation in Bush v. Gore"

The Internationalization of Public Deliberation

(II) 546 Carol Winkler, Georgia State University, "Arguing from the Public in Foreign Policy Decision-Making: The Reagan Administration and U.S. Terrorism Policy"

(II) 553 Karla Leeper, Baylor University, "The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Revisioning International Security"

(II) 561 David Cheshier, Georgia State University, "Virtual Democracy Promotion and Its Implications for Legitimated Public Argument"


Globalizations of Argument

(II) 571 John S. Nelson and G. R. Boyton, University of Iowa, "Arguing War: Global Television Against American Cinema"

(II) 578 James Klumpp, University of Maryland, Thomas Hollihan and Patricia Riley, University of Southern California, "Globalizing Argument Theory"

(II) 587 James Pickett, Marian College, "The Intentional Tourist: Moral Argument in Friedman's Lexus and the Olive Tree"

(II) 592 Vadim Goloubev, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, "Argumentation Dialogue in the American Newspaper: An Interdependence of Discourse, Logical and Communicative Aspects"

(II) 601 Geoffrey Klinger, University of Utah, and Kevin Klinger, University of Cincinnati, "From Ideology to Imagology: Developing an Architecture of Argumentation"

Contemporary Film

(II) 613 Karen Rasmussen and Karran Moss, California State University, Long Beach, "The Western Meets Film Noir: The Argumentative Terrain of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver"

(II) 621 Emily Plec, University of Utah, "The Trauma of Multiculturalism: Ethic and National Memory Practices in the Japanese American National Museum"

(II) 628 Jennifer Asenas and Kevin Johnson, California State University, Long Beach, "Traditional and Subversive War Mythology as Terministic Screens"

(II) 635 Jan Schuetz, University of New Mexico, "Moral Reasoning and Dead Man Walking"

Acts of Remembrance

(II) 643 Mike Sugimoto, University of Puget Sound, "Traumatic Modernity: Contested Sites of National Memory in Saving Private Ryan, Afterlife, and Rashomon"

(II) 652 P. Ehrenhaus, Pacific Lutheran and A. Susan Owen, University of Puget Sound, "Disciplining Popular Historians: Stone, Spielberg, and the Crisis of Public Memory"

(II) 661 Brian Lain, University of Iowa, "Signifyin(g) Civil Rights and Black Power: Contemporary Implications of Historical Representation"

(II) 668 Jon Wiebel, University of Iowa, "Putting It Into Plain English: Immigrant Desires and the Cleansing of Trauma in the Search for a National Language"

(II) 673 Terence Morrow, Gustavus Adolphus College, "The Diminished State of Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court"


Goodnight, G. Thomas, ed.  Arguing Communication and Culture.  Washington:  National Communication Association, 2002.


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