Consciousness-raising: Linking theory, criticism, and practice

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

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As a form of discursive practice, consciousness-raising links recovery, recuperation, and the development of theory. The recovery of texts by women and recovery from the dynamics of suppression by which women’s voices were silenced encompasses an enormous conversation among women through time. As a recuperative process criticism promotes an appreciation of women’s artistry and eloquence and challenges the capacity of traditional theory to analyze or evaluate women’s discourse. Finally, extracting theoretical principles from the practices of women through time suggests alternative ways of viewing rhetoric.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-64
Number of pages20
JournalRhetoric Society Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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