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Ann George, Kenneth Burke’s Permanence and Change: A Critical Companion

Newly released from University of South Carolina Press–a top venue for Burke studies. This book is a first-of-its-kind sustained exploration of Burke’s signature 1935 work, designed to give readers new to Burke a way into his theory and to give Burke scholars fresh ways to approach the text by using “archival interventions” to disrupt traditional, even mythic, representations of Burke as an eccentric, apolitical, and misunderstood 1930s figure. Using feminist and newly theorized archival methodologies, George presents Permanence and Change as a critical, civic pedagogy designed to disrupt dominant ideology, to rechannel systemic violence, and to theorize and teach effective rhetorical strategies for social justice.