The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics

The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics

by Barry Brummett
     
 

The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics understands style as the intersection of communication, culture, commodification, and aesthetics. Chapters study a wide range of ways that style intersects with politics in popular culture.See more details below

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The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics understands style as the intersection of communication, culture, commodification, and aesthetics. Chapters study a wide range of ways that style intersects with politics in popular culture.

Editorial Reviews

Kendall R. Phillips
This collection demonstrates not only the pervasive influence of style within rhetoric and politics but also the kinds of insights that are generated when we attend to it. The essays collected here represent a wide spectrum of rhetorical inquiries and provide a valuable breadth in both topic and approach. Engaging topics as varied as Madeleine Albright's use of jewelry, the relationship between fine wines and rhetorical theory, and the films of Rob Zombie, these essays demonstrate the kinds of artifacts that can be understood through a conception of style. Students of rhetoric, of politics and of culture will benefit greatly from the critical work accomplished in this volume.
Greg Dickinson
The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics engages in vigorous analysis of style in politics and the politics of style in everyday practices. The volume’s contributors take up the important link between style and rhetoric present from the earliest understandings of rhetoric to recent work by scholars like Robert Harriman and Stewart Ewan. Carefully organized, well conceptualized, and intriguingly written, this book is sure to influence our thinking and writing about style’s rhetorical consequentiality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739165287
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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