Winter 2008, 38:1, pages 46-65
Unclenching the Fist: Embodying Rhetoric and Giving Objects Their Due
Abstract: The vandalizing of Monument to Joe Louis initiated efforts in the media to explain both the meaning of the vandalism and of the monument itself. This article engages those efforts to find an explanation linking act to object. Proceeding through the joining of acts, objects, and words, this article works toward a non-reductive account of the embodiment of rhetoric.