Dr. Christopher House Publishes Article on the Rhetorical Function of Racist Memorabilia
An article by Communication Studies Assistant Professor Chris House will appear in Volume 7 of the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric. Titled, "Remembering Jim Crow in the Age of Trump: An Analysis of the Rhetorical Function of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia," the essay analyzes how racist images and artifacts are being used to create a more honest record of public memory of the Jim Crown period.
Dr. House grounds his discussion in detailed examination of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia (JCM) at Ferris State University. JCM is examined as a counter-museum and open resource to the public that encourages visitor participation and dialogic analysis through a moral lens that challenges dominant discourses from the Trump administration and sites of public memory that employ either symbolic annihilation or trivialization/deflection as their main rhetorical strategies in depicting the legacy of America’s racial past.
Originally published in Intercom: Dr. Christopher House Publishes Article on the Rhetorical Function of Racist Memorabilia.