Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age [NOOK Book]

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<P>This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the <EM>Encyclopedia</EM> presents a long-needed overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age

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Overview

<P>This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the <EM>Encyclopedia</EM> presents a long-needed overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas.</P>媭

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A reference that surveys rhetoric--the strategic presentation of ideas and choice of language--in 467 signed entries covering principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. It provides an overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys its application to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas. The coverage is tailored to meet the needs of American teachers and students. Each entry includes a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136993688
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 832
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Theresa Enos is founder and editor of Rhetoric Review and Professor of English at the University of Arizona, where she teaches writing and rhetoric. In addition to being the author of numerous publications on rhetorical theory and issues in writing, she is the editor of A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers and Learning from the Histories of Rhetoric: Essays in Honor of Winifred Bryan Horner.

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Table of Contents

A sampling of the coverage :

History

environmental rhetoric * Horace * logocentrism * Marxist rhetoric * liturgy * l9th-century rhetoric * women rhetoricians * rhetoric of film *

Tools

anastrophe * coherence * communication theory * computer applications * deconstruction * irony * hyperbole * semiotics * synedoche * metaphor *

Practitioners

Jacques Derrida * Roland Barthes * Boethius * Martin Buber * Ernst Cassirer * Paul de Man * Michel Foucault * Bertrand Russell

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