Topologies as Techniques for a Post-Critical Rhetoric

  • Lynda Walsh
  • Casey Boyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Casey Boyle
    Pages 51-73
  3. William Hart-Davidson, Ryan Omizo
    Pages 99-123
  4. Jordynn Jack, L. Gregory Appelbaum, Elizabeth Beam, James Moody, Scott A. Huettel
    Pages 125-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 243-258

About this book


This book restores the concept of topology to its rhetorical roots to assist scholars who wish not just to criticize power dynamics, but also to invent alternatives. Topology is a spatial rather than a causal method. It works inductively to model discourse without reducing it to the actions of a few or resolving its inherent contradictions. By putting topology back in tension with opportunity, as originally designed, the contributors to this volume open up new possibilities for post-critical practice in “wicked discourses” of medicine, technology, literacy, and the environment. Readers of the volume will discover exactly how the discipline of rhetoric underscores and interacts with current notions of topology in philosophy, design, psychoanalysis, and science studies. 


STS Science and Technology Studies Technoscience Topology Theory Digital Rhetoric Rhetoric of Science Science Communication Scientific Community Materialist Rhetorics Computers and Writing New Media Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynda Walsh
    • 1
  • Casey Boyle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Rhetoric and WritingUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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