• Debating Conviction: From Sincere Belief to Affective Atmosphere

    Author(s):
    rongreene (see profile) , Darrin Hicks
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Culture--Study and teaching, Teaching, Rhetoric
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    affect, Civic Education, Debate, Free Speech, Cultural studies, Pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6Q23G
    Abstract:
    We return to our history of the "debating both sides controversy" in speech education (1954-1966) to explore how conviction is re-assigned from a first order belief to a second order conviction assigned to the value of debate as a democratic procedure. In so doing, we isolate how our interlocutors to our original article (Greene and Hicks 2005) elide the unique intellectual history we tell about debate as a technology of self fashioning as one with a history in "american exceptionalism" and in class formation of the knowledge class. Moreover, we pick up on how recent trends debate performance in intercollegiate debate tournaments isolate a racial critique of debate as a cultural technology. In bringing the history the debating both sides controversy to the present racial critique, we explore how debate becomes a site for generate an affective orientation to conviction as an intensive commitment to debate as a procedural technology of democracy. This affective atmosphere permeates the controversy over debating both sides.
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