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Swartz, Omar

Overview
Works: 16 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 4,047 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P301, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Omar Swartz
The view from On the road : the rhetorical vision of Jack Kerouac by Omar Swartz( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through careful analysis of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Omar Swartz argues that Kerouac's influence on American society is largely rhetorical. Kerouac's significance as a cultural icon can be best understood, Swartz asserts, in terms of traditional rhetorical practices and principles. To Swartz, Kerouac is a rhetor who symbolically reconstructs his world and offers arguments and encouragements for others to follow. Swartz proposes that On the Road constitutes a "rhetorical vision," a reality-defining discourse suggesting alternative possibilities for growth and change. Swartz asserts that the reader of Kerouac's On the Road becomes capable of responding to the larger, confusing culture in a strategic manner. Kerouac's rhetorical vision of an alternative social and cultural reality contributes to the identity of localized cultures within the United States
Social justice and communication scholarship by Omar Swartz( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social Justice and Communication Scholarship explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice. This collection, a first on the subject of communication and social justice, investigates the theoretical and practical ways in which communication scholarship can enable inclusive and equitable communities within American society. It analyzes ways in which to construct communities that protect individual freedom while ensuring equality and dignity to everyone." "In this unique anthology, Swartz brings together both senior scholars and junior colleagues to represent diverse applications of communication to issues of social justice. He supports partisan scholarship in order to revitalize intellectual activity and social commitment toward creating a progressive society. As a result; the volume serves the heuristic function of posing new research questions." "In addition to its relevance within the field of communication, Social Justice and Communication Scholarship will be of interest in many of the humanities and social sciences, as research on the theme of social justice transcends disciplinary boundaries. The volume is particularly well suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, rhetoric and composition, journalism, American studies, and cultural studies. Book jacket."--Jacket
Conducting socially responsible research : critical theory, neo-pragmatism, and rhetorical inquiry by Omar Swartz( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text redefines our understanding of theory, criticism and pedagogy with the vocabulary of neo-pragmatism. When human knowledge becomes historicized and socialized, the distinctions between our public, academic and instructional personae fade. In place of such traditional personae, a new identity is encouraged for scholars in the field of communication. The book successfully argues that rhetorical scholars can assume a cultural importance in life
The rise of rhetoric and its intersections with contemporary critical thought by Omar Swartz( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of the Greek history of rhetorical theory, this book accentuates contemporary critical and Marxist theories of resistance, domination, knowledge, and systems of ideological control. The author offers a balanced discussion of classical and modern theories of rhetoric as well as critical theory
Socialism and communication : reflections on language and left politics by Omar Swartz( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging traditional ideas of objectivity in social philosophy, the author seeks to advance the role of a socialist perspective over the communicative and theoretical. Emphasis is put on broadening the definition of political and professional theory in academic circles
In defense of partisan criticism : communication studies, law, & social analysis by Omar Swartz( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central to this understanding is an awareness of the "communication imagination"--The power of citizens to name the constraints placed upon them by U.S. political and legal institutions and to counter those constraints with narratives constructing a more socially just society based upon a wider sense of human identification and partisan engagement than is currently practiced in the normative U.S. public sphere."--Jacket
Neo-pragmatism, communication, and the culture of creative democracy by Omar Swartz( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In exploring how John Dewey's notion of a "creative democracy" can be cultivated and advanced through a heightened awareness of the ways in which communication shapes individuals and society, this book helps scholars, activists, and citizens to rethink commonly accepted notions of community in order to imagine new possibilities for social, political, and economic organization - in short, new ways of imagining solidarity and citizenship with others, especially those who languish outside the range of our moral radar."--BOOK JACKET
Transformative communication studies : culture, hierarchy and the human condition( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interdisciplinary collection of essays charts intersections between communication/cultural studies and a variety of emergent emancipatory and liberatory discourses. Every essay attempts to address the following questions: What would a theory of liberation look like that is premised on a communication view of the world? How would such a view expand and even redefine our understanding of liberation? Finally, how would such a view enlarge our understanding of what is collectively, communally, and organizationally possible? In other words, the chapters articulate what can be loosely considered a humanist theory of communication and praxis."--BOOK JACKET
Against the new patriotism and other essays on social justice, 2001-2009 by Omar Swartz( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication and creative democracy : interdisciplinary perspectives( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasion as a critical activity by Omar Swartz( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of law, property, and the violation of human rights : a plea for social justice by Omar Swartz( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties by Ralph G Giordano( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture. On the surface, the 1950s was a time of post-war prosperity and abundance. However, in spite of a relaxation of immigration policies, the "good life" in the 50s was mainly confined to white non-ethnic Americans. A new Cold War with the Soviet Union intended to contain the threat of Communism, and the resulting red scare tinged the experience of all U.S. citizens during the decade. This book examines the key trends, people, and movements of the 1950s and inspects them within a larger cultural and social context. By highlighting controversies in the decade, readers will gain a better understanding of the social values and thinking of the time. The examination of the individuals who influenced American culture in the 1950s enables students to gauge the tension between established norms of conformity and those figures that used pop culture as a broad avenue for change--either intentionally, or by accident."--Publisher's website
Hierarchy is not harmony : a view of the traditional Chinese family by Omar Swartz( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarship of social influence : critical theory, neo-pragmatism, and rhetorical inquiry by Omar Swartz( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Value of the Undergraduate Teaching Tutoring Experience For Graduate School Success: A Personal Narrative by Omar Swartz( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For any student, the first semester of graduate school is the most traumatic experience in his or her career as a graduate student. Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to make the transition for these students easier. Getting undergraduate students involved in the classrooms in positions of pedagogical responsibility is the most effective thing that can be done to prepare them for success in graduate school. These teaching and tutoring experiences can open doors. For one professor, his experience as a speech communication major as an undergraduate and the mentoring relationships available to him got him involved in tutoring and teaching at the undergraduate level. Grading speeches alongside an instructor (mentor), going over evaluations and comparing them with his, and being encouraged to write and deliver lectures in class all serve to make the classroom and the teaching environment a more comfortable place for a graduate student teaching assistant. When graduate students gain agency over their education, with strength in writing, leadership, and teaching, then their approach to graduate school changes--and that change will reverberate up through the academic hierarchy. (CR)
 
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The view from On the road : the rhetorical vision of Jack Kerouac
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Social justice and communication scholarshipConducting socially responsible research : critical theory, neo-pragmatism, and rhetorical inquiryThe rise of rhetoric and its intersections with contemporary critical thoughtSocialism and communication : reflections on language and left politicsNeo-pragmatism, communication, and the culture of creative democracyTransformative communication studies : culture, hierarchy and the human conditionThe rule of law, property, and the violation of human rights : a plea for social justiceScholarship of social influence : critical theory, neo-pragmatism, and rhetorical inquiry
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English (96)