9780814255797-0814255795-Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence

Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence

ISBN-13: 9780814255797
ISBN-10: 0814255795
Edition: 1
Author: Rice, Jenny
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Format: Paperback 226 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814255797
ISBN-10: 0814255795
Edition: 1
Author: Rice, Jenny
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Format: Paperback 226 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rice, Jenny wrote Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence comprising 226 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814255795 and 9780814255797. Since then Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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How does evidence happen? And when evidence happens badly, how can we find a fitting response to those making extraordinary claims? These are the questions driving Jenny Rice’s groundbreaking study into the life of evidence as she seeks to uncover why traditional modes of argument often fail in the face of claims that rely on bad evidence. The chapters make a deep dive into the nature and character of evidence itself by examining literal archives, though some quite unorthodox, as well as more popular archives that exist within public memory. Rice looks to examples that lie at the fringes of public discourse—pseudo-science, the paranormal, conspiracy theories about 9/11, the moon landing, UFO sightings, and Obama’s birth record. Such fringe examples, Rice argues, bring to light other questions about evidence that force us to reassess and move beyond traditional forms of ethics and debate.
After sketching a broader framework for understanding what evidence is, Awful Archives then asks how we can practice more ethical and productive forms of debate, especially when we’re faced with arguments that feel like a dead end. Thorough, engaging, and deeply insightful, Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence introduces an entirely new perspective on evidence—one that will impact the field for years to come.

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