African Yearbook of Rhetoric
The African Yearbook of Rhetoric is motivated by the belief, supported by observation, that a democracy that does not provide its people with the means to argue, rhetoric, is bound to be perverted. This journal is impelled by the conviction, borne by international scholarship in rhetoric, that a duty of deliberation is placed on both governed and government, and is fundamental to the reasonable exercise of citizenship. Scholars, in turn, are duty-bound to interrogate rhetorical processes and truth-making beliefs that instruct, or destroy life in a democracy.
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|Coverage||Vol 1 2010 - current|
In 1967 Barthes addressed a colloquium at the University of Naples under the title of Sémiologieet Urbanisme. Propelled by the double amour of ‘signs and cities’ he sought, with precautions, to open the ‘possibility of a semiotics of the city’. In the same year civic unrest and the rise of black militancy in America signaled further resistance to segregation, discrimination, police brutality and economic inequality, and heralded the political and rhetorical power of themobilisation of mass action.In South Africa, as medals were being stamped to solemnify the assassination of President Verwoed the previous year in 1966, existing Apartheid legislation around population registration, racial segregation and control of black labour was re-codified. Significantly, a new law was instituted in the growing war against the urban unrest and the African National Congress’ armed liberation struggle. The Terrorism Act (General Laws Amendment Act No 83) of 1967 in which that ‘designed to combat terrorism[ ]itself became an instrument of terror’ resulted in the many of the atrocities, instances of torture and deaths in detention committed under Apartheid.