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Chad M. Nelson studies and teaches rhetorical theory and criticism. He specializes
in the areas of urban communication, education policy rhetoric, the rhetoric of economics,
social movements, and cultural studies.
Rhetoric of Social Movements Rhetorical Criticism History of Rhetorical Theory Principles of Rhetoric and Argumentation Special Topics: Rhetoric of Capitalism Interracial/Intercultural Communication Theories of Human Communication
Lee, E. Y. & Nelson, C. M. (2018). Can Detroiters dream again? The imagined dialectics
of urban decline in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown—Detroit. Communication Studies, 69(4), 421-438.
Meier, M. R. & Nelson, C. M. (2016). “Would you want your sister to marry one of them”:
Whiteness, stand-up, and Lenny Bruce. In M. R. Meier & C. R. Schmitt (Eds.), Standing up, speaking out (pp. 92-110). New York: Routledge.
Nelson, C. M. (2015). Resisting whiteness: Mexican American studies and rhetorical
struggles for visibility. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 8(1), 63-80.