Eighteenth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation 2013

Disturbing Argument


Palczewski, Catherine H., ed.  Disturbing Argument.  New York:  Routledge, 2014.

pp. "Title," Author


1 "Introduction: Disturbing Argument," Catherine Helen Palczewski


4 "Challenging Communities: A Perspective About, From, and By Argumentation" Carol Winkler

Spotlight Panel

18 "Introduction: Perspectives on Argument Over Fiscal Policy"

19 "Economic Rationality, Twenty-First Century Style: A Critical Examination of Its Realism, Pragmatic Value, and Ethical Consequences" Dennis S. Gouran

26 "Informal Logic to the Rescue? Politics and Logic in U.S. Fiscal Debates" Leo Groarke

35 "Obama on the Affirmative: Sequester Arguments as Policy Debate" Sarah T. Partlow-Lefevre

42 "The Liberal Public Sphere and the Debt Ceiling Crisis Robert C. Rowland

49 "Argumentation from Expert Opinion in the 2011 U.S. Debt Ceiling Debate" Jean H. M. Wagemans

Director’s Choice Panel: Playing at and Disturbing the Boundaries of Argument

57 "Arguing for Emptiness: Community in the Debate Over Rhetoric and Love" Matthew Bost

63 "The Willing Choice of Farm Labor in the UFW “Take Our Jobs” Campaign" Lisa A. Flores

69 "Yarn Bombing and Argument by Aesthetic Appropriation" Leslie A. Hahner

75 "Arguing Sideways: The 1491s’ I’m an Indian Too" Mary E. Stuckey

Body and Visual Argument

81 "Toned Arms or Big Butt? Michelle Obama’s Disturbed Notions of Body, Race, Gender, and Advocacy as Let’s Move! Spokesperson" Ruth J. Beerman

87 "The Progenic Trauma Tattoo as Resignification: Auschwitz 157622, A–15510, 4559, . . ." Linda Diane Horwitz and Daniel C. Brouwer

93 "Smackdown! Michelle v. Oprah: Disturbing Pleasures of the Black Catfight" Joan Faber McAlister and Denise Oles-Acevedo

99 "Starving to Live: Self-Mutilation as Public Argument in the Colombian Hunger Strikes" Ryan Erik McGeough and Danielle Dick McGeough

105 "Disturbances to Certainty: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Legality of the 'Pregnant Man'" Marylou R. Naumoff and Erika M. Thomas

111 "Django Unchained and the Undisturbed Frontier Hero Archetype" Samuel P. Perry

117 "Disturbing Images: Medical Photography of the Bodies of Intersex Individuals" Sarah S. Topp

123 The Personal is Not Political: A Public Argument for Privatizing Women’s Sexuality" Kate Zittlow Rogness

Interpersonal and Group Argument

129 "An Exploration of the Extent to Which Serial Argument Thoughts and Behaviors Are Relationally Disturbing" Jennifer L. Bevan, Alexis Della Ripa, Alexandra Boulger, Aryn Tuazon, Chelsea Simmons, and Danielle Levine

136 "Disturbing Arguments: Treatment Decision Making When a Female Adolescent Confronts Fertility-Threatening Cancer" Kathleen M. Galvin and Esther Liu

143 "Lessons from Leadership Theory and Research for Maximizing the Value of Argument in Discussions of Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Groups" Dennis S. Gouran

149 "Argument Engagement under Invitational versus Demanding Conditions" Dale Hample and Amanda L. Irions

155 "Narrative Argument as Multiple Goal Messages in Interpersonal Deliberation" Susan L. Kline

Argument in Electoral Politics

161 "The Structure of the Pivot: Disturbing Argument Through Strategic Question Avoidance in Presidential Debate" Aaron Dimock

168 "Polysemic Argument: Mitt Romney in the 2012 Primary Debates" Alexander Hiland

174 "A Disturbing Conclusion: The Irrelevance of Evidence" Jeffrey W. Jarman

181 "Disturbing Argument and Senator Richard Lugar’s Warning against Partisanship" John M. Jones

187 "Argumentative Trajectories in the War on Women" Randall A. Lake and Barbara A. Pickering

193 "100 Million Buttons Can’t be Wrong: Argument in Political Pinback Buttons" Arnie Madsen and John Fritch

201 "'The Revolution Must Continue': Strategic Maneuvering in Post-Mubarak Egypt" Dima Mohammed

207 "Disturbing the Conventions of National Political Conventions: Crossover Addresses and Reluctant Testimony" Meredith Neville-Shepard

213 "Disturbing Democracy: Argumentative Framing and the Third Party Bind in the 2012 Presidential Election" Ryan Neville-Shepard

219 "Unqualified Support: Joe Biden’s Disturbing Performance of Leadership, Loyalty, and Laughter in the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate" Kathryn M. Olson

225 "The Timeliness of the New (Networked) Rhetoric: On Critical Distance, Sentiment Analysis, and Public Feeling Polls" Damien S. Pfister

232 "Something Funny? The Laughing Joe Biden Meme as Digital Topoi within Political Argumentation" Susan A. Sci and David R. Dewberry

238 "Third Party Rhetoric and the Constitution of an Audience" Philip Tschirhart

244 "What 'Went Wrong' in the First Obama-Romney Debate?" David Zarefsky

Public Argument

250 "No Regrets: Public Argument and the Refusal to Apologize" Stephen Howard Browne

255 "A Heretic of Law: Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift’s Challenge of Executive Authority in the War on Terror" Derek Buescher and Kent A. Ono

261 "The Non-Nomination of Susan Rice: Disturbing Arguments Grounded in Race and Gender" Heidi Hamilton

267 "Abraham Lincoln and the Argumentative Style" James F. Klumpp

273 "Argumentative Dimensions of Pathos: The Patheme in Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address" William Mosley-Jensen

Argument in Social Protest

279 "Explaining Leonard Peltier’s Failed Clemency Rhetoric" Matthew G. Gerber

285 "Kristeva, Revolutionary Speech, and the Disturbation of Argument" Jeremy R. Grossman and Kelly E. Happe

291 "Tweeting the Arab Spring: Argumentative Polylogues in Digital Media" Marcin Lewinski and Dima Mohammed

298 "Constituting Inclusivity at the Expense of Inclusiveness: The Economic Realities of Local Food" Jessica M. Prody

304 "Opposing the Already Oppositional: The Westboro Baptist Church, Counter-Protests, and the Limits of Controversy" Brian J. Schrader, John J. Rief, and Matthew P. Brigham

311 "Disturbing Black Nationalism: The Minor Rhetoric of Drew Ali" Scott J. Varda

317 "Disturbing Community: Conflicting Identities and Citizenship in Japanese American Concentration Camp Newspapers During World War II" Kaori Yamada

Argument Over/With/In/Of Drones

323 "Drones: Argumentation in a Communication Control Society" G. Thomas Goodnight and Gordon R. Mitchell

329 "Don’t Fear the Reaper: The Disturbing Case of How Drones Reconfigure Technologies of Deliberation" Heather Ashley Hayes

336 "Drones, Biopolitics and Visuality: The Aestheticization of the War on Terror" Megan D. McFarlane

342 "After Honor: On Drones and the Distinguished Warfare Medal Controversy" William O. Saas

Scientific and Technical Argument

349 "Motherly Instinct: Disturbing the Demarcation of Expertise" Lauren Archer

355 "Scientific Counterpublics: In Defense of the Environmental Scientist as Public Intellectual" Brett Bricker

362 "Ignorance, Lesbians, and Medicine: Disturbing the Messages of Safer Sex" Valeria Fabj

369 "Rationality and Risk: A Pragma-Dialectical Assessment of Bernardo DeBernardinis’s Public Statement on Earthquake Risk in L’Aquila" Eileen Hammond and David Cratis Williams

376 "'True' Love Waits: The Construction of Facts in Abstinence-Until-Marriage Discourse" Casey Ryan Kelly

382 "Standards for Scientific Argumentation in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act" Marcus Paroske

389 "Synecdoche as Argumentation Strategy in the Rhetoric of an Autism Advocacy Group" Vesta T. Silva and Rachel Avon Whidden

395 "Antidepressants and Iatrogenic Suicidality: Disturbing Arguments in the Politics of the Supplement" L. Paul Strait and G. Thomas Goodnight

401 "Debating Technical Rhetoric in the Public Sphere: Statistical Forecasting and Science Denial in the 2012 Presidential Election" Benjamin R. Warner

Argument and Debate Pedagogy

407 "Cultural Pedagogy as Motivation and the Role of 'Institutional Agents' in Intercollegiate Debate" Luis M. Andrade and Jon Bruschke

414 "Spectrum of Interrogation: Developing a New Vocabulary for Affirmative Cases in Intercollegiate Policy Debate" R. Jarrod Atchison and Edward Panetta

420 "Disturbing Categorical Reason in Moral Argumentation" Ryan Gillespie

426 "Rethinking the History of the Japanese-U.S. Exchange Tour: Early Tours, Early Topics, and Early Traffic" Brian Lain

432 "Revisiting the U.S. Footprints: A Critical Exploration of Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Policy Debate in Post World War II Japan" Satoru Aonuma, Junya Morooka, and Kazuhiko Seno

438 "What is Educational Debate for? An Analysis of High School and College Debate in Japanese Popular Culture" Noriaki Tajima

444 "Shouting, Clapping, and Laughing with the Monks: Toward a Boisterous, Cosmopolitan Argumentation Pedagogy" Don Waisanen