The Rhetoric of Slow Violence

Rob Nixon 


What does Nixon mean by “slow violence”? Why is “slow violence” difficult to narrate?


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What formal or rhetorical techniques does Nixon argue can be used to represent “slow violence”?¬†

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How do his suggestions for representing “slow violence” resonate with techniques Thoreau uses?

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For Further Consideration:

How does Nixon represent “slow violence,” and its effects in “Scenes from the Seabed: The Future of Dissent”?
What techniques might you draw from Nixon to represent “long emergencies” in the various assignments you’ll complete this semester?

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