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Public Argument Action Research and the Learning Curve of New Social Movements

Mitchell, GR (2004) Public Argument Action Research and the Learning Curve of New Social Movements. Argumentation and Advocacy, 40 (4). 209 - 225. ISSN 1051-1431

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Alain Touraine's method of social movement action research holds promise as a theoretical exemplar for public argument scholarship motivated by the “activist” or “ideological” turn in rhetorical criticism. Touraine's sociological approach generates analytical insight and political traction from the synergistic coupling of academic critique with intervention into fields of public argument. Efforts to hitch Touraine's method of action research to public argument scholarship stand to enrich study of “new social movements,” which exhibit a similar tendency to learn by cycling iteratively between grass roots consciousness raising and public sphere argumentation.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mitchell, GRgordonm@pitt.eduGORDONM
Centers: University Centers > University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
Date: 1 January 2004
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Argumentation and Advocacy
Volume: 40
Number: 4
Page Range: 209 - 225
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/00028533.2004.11821608
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Communication: Rhetoric and Communication
School of Medicine > Clinical and Translational Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1051-1431
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 15:37
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 02:55


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