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A Short History of Rudeness

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A funny and provocative cultural history of class, manners, and the decline of civility In his smart and thought provoking new book, literary/social critic ...

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  • Editeur: Picador
  • ISBN: 1466889640
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A funny and provocative cultural history of class, manners, and the decline of civility In his smart and thought provoking new book, literary/social critic Mark Caldwell gives us a history of the demise of manners and charts the progress of an epidemic of rudeness in America. The breakdown of civility has in recent years become a national obsession, and our modern climate of boorishness has cultivated a host of etiquette watchdogs, like Miss Manners and Martha Stewart, with which we defend ourselves against an onslaught of nastiness. But Caldwell demonstrates that the foundations of etiquette actually began to corrode several centuries ago with the blurring of class lines. Touching on aspects of both our public and private lives, including work, family, and sex, A Short History of Rudeness examines how the rules of our behaviour have changed and explains why, no matter how hard we try, we can never return to a golden era of manners and mores.


A Short History of Ireland

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Change is constant in human affairs and Ireland has seen its fair share over the centuries. If we are to understand Ireland’s current challenges then we ...

  • L'auteur : Sean McMahon
  • Editeur: Mercier Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1856357317
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 226
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Change is constant in human affairs and Ireland has seen its fair share over the centuries. If we are to understand Ireland’s current challenges then we must grasp the complexity of its past. This concise and even-handed account describes the history of Ireland from early times. Based upon up-to-date research, the narrative covers all political, social and cultural issues of importance, right up to the autumn of 1995 with the visit of President Clinton and the end of the first year of peace in Northern Ireland.


A Short History of Sino-Soviet Relations, 1917–1991

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Drawing on the rich trove of recently declassified Russian and Chinese archival materials, this history of Sino-Soviet relations in the 20th century sheds ...

  • L'auteur : Zhihua Shen
  • Editeur: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 9811386412
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 418
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Drawing on the rich trove of recently declassified Russian and Chinese archival materials, this history of Sino-Soviet relations in the 20th century sheds new light on key events during this period. It offers fresh insights into the role of ideology and national interests in the evolution of the complex and turbulent relationship between not just the two countries but also their respective Communist Parties. The chapters on the normalization of bilateral ties provide an in-depth analysis of divisions in the socialist camp that culminated in both its collapse and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The book argues that 20th century Sino-Soviet relations reflected both long-standing and emerging political and geopolitical challenges facing members of the Cold War socialist camp, in particular tensions between the ideal of internationalism and national aspirations, between commitment to the principle of sovereignty and commitment to that of equality in international relations, and between inter-party relations and inter-state relations. This makes for a valuable addition to the reading lists of all those interested in the development of the relationship between two of the world’s most important countries.


A Short History of English Agriculture

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"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every g ...

  • L'auteur : W. H. R. Curtler
  • Editeur: Good Press
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  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 433
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Understanding Everyday Incivility

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Understanding Everyday Incivility delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude lan ...

  • L'auteur : Shelley D. Lane
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442261862
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 264
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Understanding Everyday Incivility delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude language in public, family members who claim that they’re “just teasing” and we’re “too sensitive,” coworkers who constantly interrupt us, and inflammatory remarks posted on social media sites. Shelley D. Lane explores what is considered uncivil behavior, why we label some acts as crude or selfish while others are deemed polite and proper, and how these labels often change from one context to the next. She highlights the power dynamics at play in our interactions and explains how “rude” behavior can sometimes be beneficial—and “polite” behavior can be detrimental. Rather than a simplistic manual of manners, Lane provides the tools to understand everyday incivility and strategies for responding effectively and appropriately.


Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory

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"Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Rev. Thomas Perkins. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles ...

  • L'auteur : Rev. Thomas Perkins
  • Editeur: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 1310
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Rev. Thomas Perkins. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Silent History

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The written and verbal traces of the past have been extensively studied by historians, but what about the nonverbal traces? In recent years, historians hav ...

  • L'auteur : Peter K. Andersson
  • Editeur: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773555471
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The written and verbal traces of the past have been extensively studied by historians, but what about the nonverbal traces? In recent years, historians have expanded their attention to other kinds of sources, but seldom have they taken into account the most vital and omnipresent nonverbal aspect of life – body language. Silent History explores the potential of early photography to uncover the structure and nature of everyday body language in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through a close study of street photography by pioneering photographers who were the first to document urban everyday life with hidden cameras, Peter Andersson examines a key period of history in a new light. By focusing on a number of body poses and gestures common to the nonverbal communication of the fin de siècle, he reveals the identifications and connotations of daily social interaction beyond the written word. Andersson also depicts a broader picture of the body and its relationship to popular culture by placing photographic analysis within a context of magazine illustration, caricature, music-hall entertainment, and the elusive urban subcultures of the day. Studying archival photographs from Austria, England, and Sweden, Silent History provides a clear picture of the emergence of the modern bodily conventions that still define us.


A Short History of English Liberalism

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"A Short History of English Liberalism" by W. Lyon Blease. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genr ...

  • L'auteur : W. Lyon Blease
  • Editeur: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 385
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "A Short History of English Liberalism" by W. Lyon Blease. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


A Short History of French Literature

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  • L'auteur : George Saintsbury
  • Editeur: Litres
  • ISBN: 5040583648
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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The Short History of a Prince

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Walter McCloud is a boy with dreams unlike most. Introduced as a child to the genius of Balanchine and the lyricism of Tchaikovsky, Walter has always aspir ...

  • L'auteur : Jane Hamilton
  • Editeur: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307764079
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Walter McCloud is a boy with dreams unlike most. Introduced as a child to the genius of Balanchine and the lyricism of Tchaikovsky, Walter has always aspired to be a dancer. As he grows older, it becomes clear that despite his desire, he lacks the talent, and he faces the painful knowledge that his more gifted friends have already surpassed him. Soon, however, that pain is overshadowed when his older brother, Daniel, finds a strange lump on his neck and Walter realizes that a happy family can change overnight. The year that follows transforms the McClouds, as they try to hold together in the face of the fearful consequences of Daniel's illness, and Walter makes discoveries about himself and his friendships that will change him forever. Decades later, after Walter has left home and returned, he must come to terms with the memories of that year, and grapple once and for all with the challenge of carving out a place for himself in this all-too-familiar world. A moving story of the torments of sexuality and the redemptive power of family and friendship, The Short History of a Prince confirms Jane Hamilton's place as a preeminent novelist of our time.


Limits Of Law

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Law is an increasingly pervasive force in our society. At the same time, however, the obstacles to law’s effectiveness are also growing. In The limits of ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Schuck
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 042996773X
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 504
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Law is an increasingly pervasive force in our society. At the same time, however, the obstacles to law’s effectiveness are also growing. In The limits of Law, Yale law professor Peter H, Schuck draws on law, social science, and history to explore this momentous clash between law’s compelling promise of ordered liberty and the realistic limits of its capacity to deliver on this promise. Schuck first discusses the constraints within which law must work–law’s own complexity, the cultural chasms it must bridge, and the social diversity it must accommodate–and proceeds to consider the ways law uses regulatory, legislative, and adjudicatory processes to influence social behavior. He shows how politics shapes regulation, how regulation might incorporate individualized equity, and how it can best be reformed. Turning to legislation, he justifies a strong role for special interest groups, dissects purely symbolic statutes, and defends broad delegations of legislative power to regulatory agencies. Concerning adjudication, Schuck analyzes the courts’ efforts to advance social justice by controlling federal agencies, constitutionalizing politics, managing mass toxic tort disputes, and reforming public services and institutions. His concluding chapter draws together some general lessons about law’s limits and possibilities for improving democratic governance.


Brief History Of Bali

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This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. Bali is ...

  • L'auteur : Willard A. Hanna
  • Editeur: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462918751
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners, particularly after the arrival of the first Dutch fleet in 1597. In this first comprehensive history of Bali, author Willard Hanna chronicles Bali through the centuries as well as the islanders' current struggle to preserve their unique identity amidst the financially necessary incursions of tourism. Illustrated with more than forty stunning photographs, A Brief History of Bali is a riveting tale of one ancient culture's vulnerability—and resilience—in the modern world.


Yearning for More

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In this mannered tour through literature, sports, film and daily life, Barry Morrow leads us to contemplate the nature and purpose of human longing. Using ...

  • L'auteur : Barry Morrow
  • Editeur: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830859918
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 166
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this mannered tour through literature, sports, film and daily life, Barry Morrow leads us to contemplate the nature and purpose of human longing. Using Ecclesiastes as a map for the journey, Morrow gives us a vision of our disenchantment "under the sun" and suggests that human culture—our work, art and play—gives evidence of another reality for which God created us.


A Short History of Women

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NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A profoundly moving portrait of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, A Short History of Women ...

  • L'auteur : Kate Walbert
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439100543
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A profoundly moving portrait of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, A Short History of Women chronicles five generations of women from the close of the nineteenth century through the early years of the twenty-first. Beginning in 1914 at the deathbed of Dorothy Trevor Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the cause, the novel traces the echoes of her choice in the stories of her descendants—a brilliant daughter who tries to escape the burden of her mother’s infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a conventional path, only to find herself disillusioned; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating anxiety of post-9/11 Manhattan. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of imagery, emotion, and wit, A Short History of Women is a thought-provoking and vividly original narrative that crisscrosses a century—a book for "any woman who has ever struggled to find her own voice; to make sense of being a mother, wife, daughter, and lover" (Associated Press).


A Short History of Richard Kline

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I woke with a gasp. And lay in the dark, open-mouthed, holding my breath. That feeling . . . that feeling was indescribable. For a moment I had felt as if ...

  • L'auteur : Amanda Lohrey
  • Editeur: Black Inc.
  • ISBN: 1925203042
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: I woke with a gasp. And lay in the dark, open-mouthed, holding my breath. That feeling . . . that feeling was indescribable. For a moment I had felt as if I were falling . . . falling into bliss. All his life, Richard Kline has been haunted by a sense that something is lacking. He envies the ease with which others slip into contented suburban life or the pursuit of wealth. As he moves into middle age, Richard grows angry, cynical, depressed. But then a strange event, a profound epiphany, awakens him to a different way of life. He finds himself on a quest, almost against his will, to resolve the “divine discontent” he has suffered since childhood. From pharmaceuticals to New Age therapies to finding a guru, Richard's journey dramatises the search for meaning in today's world. This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the mystical and our very human yearning for something more. It is hypnotic, nuanced and Amanda Lohrey's finest offering yet - a pilgrim's progress for the here and now. Shortlisted, 2015 Queensland Literary Awards Shortlisted, 2015 Tasmanian Premier's Literary Prizes Longlisted, 2016 Stella Prize ‘Lohrey’s language throughout the novel is a searing delight ... Without patronising, disparaging or becoming a sentimental accomplice, she gets inside the head of a serious man congenitally on the brink.’ —Age ‘The nature of such mystical questing requires a steadiness of pace and a commanding style in order to prevent it floating up and away into the unfathomable ... Lohrey’s skill is in keeping us suspended in the cocoon of an idea – “Is this all there is?’ – a question that hums in and out of our own lives during the day, but which can suddenly ring out on dark nights with a deafening thunder.’ —Saturday Paper ‘[A] lyrical, bold exploration’ —Australian Book Review Amanda Lohrey is the author of the acclaimed novels Camille’s Bread, Vertigo and The Morality of Gentlemen, as well as the award-winning short story collection Reading Madame Bovary. She has also written two Quarterly Essays: Groundswell and Voting for Jesus. In 2012 she was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award.


A Short History of Parthia

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The Parthians do not appear in history until a comparatively recent period. Their name occurs nowhere in the Old Testament Scriptures. They obtain no menti ...

  • L'auteur : George Rawlinson
  • Editeur: Perennial Press
  • ISBN: 1531263240
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 398
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Parthians do not appear in history until a comparatively recent period. Their name occurs nowhere in the Old Testament Scriptures. They obtain no mention in the Zendavesta. The Assyrian Inscriptions are wholly silent concerning them. It is not until the time of Darius Hystaspis that we have trustworthy evidence of their existence as a distinct people. In the inscriptions of this king we find their country included under the name of Parthva or Parthwa among the provinces of the Persian Empire, joined in two places with Sarangia, Aria, Chorasmia, Bactria, and Sogdiana, and in a third with these same countries and Sagartia. We find, moreover, an account of a rebellion in which the Parthians took part. In the troubles which broke out upon the death of the Pseudo-Smerdis, B.C. 521, Parthia revolted, in conjunction (as it would seem) with Hyrcania, espousing the cause of that Median pretender, who, declaring himself a descendant of the old Median monarchs, set himself up as a rival to Darius. Hytaspes, the father of Darius, held at this time the Parthian satrapy. In two battles within the limits of his province he defeated the rebels, who must have brought into the field a considerable force, since in one of the two engagements they lost in killed and prisoners between 10,000 and 11,000 men. After their second defeat the Parthians made their submission, and once more acknowledged Darius for their sovereign...


ASBO nation

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Anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been a major preoccupation of New Labour's project of social and political renewal, with ASBOs a controversial addition to ...

  • L'auteur : Squires, Peter
  • Editeur: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447315502
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 392
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been a major preoccupation of New Labour's project of social and political renewal, with ASBOs a controversial addition to crime and disorder management powers. Thought by some to be a dangerous extension of the power to criminalise, by others as a vital dimension of local governance, there remains a concerning lack of evidence as to whether or not they compound social exclusion. This collection, from an impressive panel of contributors, brings together opinion, commentary, research evidence, professional guidance, debate and critique in order to understand the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour. It considers the earliest available evidence in order to evaluate the Government's ASB strategy, debates contrasting definitions of anti-social behaviour and examines policy and practice issues affected by it. Contributors ask what the recent history of ASB governance tells us about how the issue will develop to shape public and social policies in the years to come. Reflecting the perspectives of practitioners, victims and perpetrators, the book should become the standard text in the field.


Short History of the Catholic Church

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This revised edition of a one volume history of the Roman Catholic church includes a final chapter giving an impressionistic account of some of the issues ...

  • L'auteur : J. Derek Holmes,Bernard Bickers
  • Editeur: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826432794
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This revised edition of a one volume history of the Roman Catholic church includes a final chapter giving an impressionistic account of some of the issues facing the Church as it nears the third millennium of its existence. It also covers the Christian history of the first two millennia, from the origins of the Church in New Testament times through to the year 2000.


Signs of Struggle

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Focuses on signifiers of cultural difference, such as sexuality, class, gender, and race, and how they are connected to theories of writing. ...

  • L'auteur : Thomas R. West
  • Editeur: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791489043
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 163
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Focuses on signifiers of cultural difference, such as sexuality, class, gender, and race, and how they are connected to theories of writing.


Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education

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Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking pract ...

  • L'auteur : David Gold,Catherine L. Hobbs
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135104948
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 268
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation for professional and public life. This book fills an important gap in the history of rhetoric and suggests new paths for the way histories may be told in the future, tracing the shifting arc of women's oratorical training as it develops from forms of eighteenth-century rhetoric into institutional and extrainstitutional settings at the end of the nineteenth century and diverges into several distinct streams of community-embodied theory and practice in the twentieth. Treating key rhetors, genres, settings, and movements from the early republic to the present, these essays collectively challenge and complicate many previous claims made about the stability and development of gendered public and private spheres, the decline of oratorical culture and the limits of women's oratorical forms such as elocution and parlor rhetorics, and women's responses to rhetorical constraints on their public speaking. Enriching our understanding of women's oratorical education and practice, this cutting-edge work makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetoric and communication.