Doing Rhetorical History: Concepts and Cases / Edition 2

Doing Rhetorical History: Concepts and Cases / Edition 2

by Kathleen J. Turner
     
 

This collection argues that rhetorical history, both as a methodology
and as a perspective, offers insights that are central to the study of
communication and unavailable through other approaches.

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Overview

This collection argues that rhetorical history, both as a methodology
and as a perspective, offers insights that are central to the study of
communication and unavailable through other approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817350482
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Studies Rhetoric & Communicati Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rhetorical History as Social Construction1
1Four Senses of Rhetorical History19
2The Rhetorical Construction of History33
3The Rhetorics of the Past: History, Argument, and Collective Memory47
4Theoretical Implications of Doing Rhetorical History: Groupthink, Foreign Policy Making, and Vietnam61
5A Constitutive Framework for Rhetorical Historiography: Toward an Understanding of the Discursive (Re)constitution of "Constitution" in The Federalist Papers72
6Oaths Registered in Heaven: Rhetorical and Historical Legitimacy in the Inaugural Addresses of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln95
7Borderland Denouement: Missourians and the Rhetorical Inauguration of the "Unholy Crusade," Spring 1861118
8Civil Rights and the Cold War: A Rhetorical History of the Truman Administration's Desegregation of the United States Army143
9"The Deciding Factor": The Rhetorical Construction of Mansfield's Credibility and the Eisenhower Administration's Policy on Diem170
10Declining Honors: Dorothy Day's Rhetorical Resistance to the Culture of Heroic Ascent191
11History and Culture as Rhetorical Constraints: Cesar Chavez's Letter from Delano207
Postscript: A Disciplinary History of Rhetorical History: Retrospect and Prospect221
Notes243
Contributors295
Index299

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