The moments of controversy embedded in movement-establishment dialectical enjoinments may indeed yield rich arrays of communicative phenomena for rhetorical critique.
Or, in a similarly reflexive light, one might ponder the ways in which Cathcart's academic publications affected the character of dialectical enjoinments between social movements and establishment rhetors that were unfolding at the time his work appeared in the journal Western Speech.
DIALECTICAL ENJOINMENT, COUNTER-RHETORIC AND THE EGO-FUNCTION OF COLLECTIVE PROTEST
Here was a concrete example of "dialectical enjoinment.
His response to EMI's cease and desist order (McLeod, 2004a) illustrated how Cathcart's notion of dialectical enjoinment and Goodnight's theory of public controversy illuminate the role of public argumentation in social movement protest.