response are encouraged, how are these things done, and what kind of person is being created through these hours of voluntary training. Now I also add questions about power, culture, and the material world. In whose interest is it that children, as well as adults, wish to play these games? In whose interest is it that the games require little learning, indeed, are extraordinarily "userfriendly," but also require lots of expensive equipment? Why are new versions of the games needed? And in whose interests is it that children are conditioned to be violent, sexist, and acquisitive?
The people constructing these games are clever -- but not as clever as we are! Based on what we have done in the twenty-five years since The Prospect of Rhetoric appeared, I have faith that we can make these expansions of our field and that we can contribute, as rhetoricians, to ameliorating some of the grave problems we face. Much of the legacy of the sixties is good, and The Prospect of Rhetoric is among those lasting achievements.
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Mohanty Chandra Talpade. "Introduction: Cartographies of Struggle." Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Ed. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres. Bloomington:Indiana UP, 1991. 1-47.
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