Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, First Edition: A Reader / Edition 1

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, First Edition: A Reader / Edition 1

by John Louis Lucaites
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572304014

ISBN-13: 9781572304017

Pub. Date: 11/20/1998

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies that have shaped the development of rhetorical theory since the late 1960s. An extensive introduction and epilogue by the editors thoughtfully examine the current state of the field and its future directions, focusing in particular on how theorists are negotiating the

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This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies that have shaped the development of rhetorical theory since the late 1960s. An extensive introduction and epilogue by the editors thoughtfully examine the current state of the field and its future directions, focusing in particular on how theorists are negotiating the tensions between modernist and postmodernist considerations. Each of the volume's eight main sections comprises a brief explanatory introduction, four to six essays selected for their enduring significance, and suggestions for further reading. Topics addressed include problems of defining rhetoric, the relationship between rhetoric and epistemology, the rhetorical situation, reason and public morality, the nature of the audience, the role of discourse in social change, rhetoric in the mass media, and challenges to rhetorical theory from the margins. An extensive subject index facilitates comparison of key concepts and principles across all of the essays featured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304017
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/20/1998
Series:
Revisioning Rhetoric Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
627
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction
I. What Can a "Rhetoric" Be?
*Toward a Sophistic Definition of Rhetoric, John Poulakos
*Status, Marginality, and Rhetorical Theory, Robert Hariman
*The Habitation of Rhetoric, Michael Leff
*Text, Context, and the Fragmentation of Contemporary Culture, Michael Calvin McGee
*Practicing the Arts of Rhetoric: Tradition and Invention, Thomas Farrell
*The Taming of Polos/Polis: Rhetoric as an Achievement Without Woman, Jane Sutton
II. Rhetoric and Epistemology
*On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic, Robert Scott
*Knowledge, Consensus, and Rhetorical Theory, Thomas B. Farrell
*Some Implications of "Process" or "Intersubjectivity": Postmodern Rhetoric, Barry Brummett
*Rhetorical Perspectivism, Richard A. Cherwitz and James W. Hikins
*Rhetoric and Its Double: Reflections of the Rhetorical Turn in the Human Sciences, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
III. The Character of the Rhetorical Situation
*The Rhetorical Situation, Lloyd F. Bitzer
*The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation, Richard E. Vatz
*Rethinking the Rhetorical Situation from within the Thematic of Differance, Barbara Biesecker
IV. Rhetoric, Reason, and Public Morality
*The Personal, Technical, and Public Sphere of Argumentation, Thomas G. Goodnight
*Narrative as a Human Communication Paradigm, Walter Fisher
*Rhetorical Conversation, Time, and Moral Action, Thomas Frentz
*Crafting Virtue: The Rhetorical Construction of Public Morality, Celeste Michelle Condit
V. The Nature of the Audience
*The Second Persona, Edwin Black
*In Search of "the People": A Rhetorical Alternative, Michael Calvin McGee
*The Third Persona: An Ideological Turn in Rhetorical Theory, Philip Wander
VI. The Role of Discourse in Social Change
*Requirements, Problems, and Strategies: A Theory of Persuasion for Social Movements, Herbert W. Simons
*The Rhetoric of Women's Liberation: An Oxymoron, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
*The Functions of Presidential Campaigning, Bruce Gronbeck
*The "Ideograph": A Link Between Rhetoric and Ideology, Michael Calvin McGee
*Critical Rhetoric: Theory and Praxis, Raymie E. McKerrow
*Rehabilitating Rhetoric: Confronting Blindspots in Discourse and Social Theory, Maurice Charland
VII. Rhetoric in the Mass Media
*Burke's Representative Anecdote as a Method in Media Criticism, Barry Brummett
*The Rhetorical Limits of Polysemy, Celeste Michelle Condit
*Reintegrating Ideology and Archetype in Rhetorical Criticism, Janice Hocker Rushing and Thomas S. Frentz
VIII. Challenging the Tradition of Rhetorical Theory from the Margins
*Cultures of Discourse: Marxism and Rhetorical Theory, James Arnt Aune
*An Afrocentric Theory of Communication, Molefi Kete Asante
*Disciplining the Feminine, Carole Blair, Julie R. Brown, and Leslie A. Baxter
*Postcolonial Interventions in the Rhetorical Canon: An "Other" View, Raka Shome
Epilogue

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