Reagan and Public Discourse in America

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Contributors:
J. Jeffery Auer, Jeff D. Bass, Jane Blankenship, Robert J. Branham, DeLysa Burnier, Robin Carter, David Descutner, G. Thomas Goodnight, James Jasinski, Deborah K. Johnson, Janette Kenner Muir, Catherine Helen Palczewski, W. Barnett Pearce, Michael Weiler, Marilyn J. Young
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Overview


Contributors:
J. Jeffery Auer, Jeff D. Bass, Jane Blankenship, Robert J. Branham, DeLysa Burnier, Robin Carter, David Descutner, G. Thomas Goodnight, James Jasinski, Deborah K. Johnson, Janette Kenner Muir, Catherine Helen Palczewski, W. Barnett Pearce, Michael Weiler, Marilyn J. Young
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817354077
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 8/27/2006
  • Series: Studies Rhetoric and Communicati Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Rhetorical Analysis of the Reagan Administration 1
Part I The Invention of Reagan's Discourse
1 Ceremonial Discourse: The Rhetorical Ecology of the Reagan Administration 11
2 Rhetoric, Legitimation, and the End of the Cold War: Ronald Reagan at the Moscow Summit, 1988 43
3 President Reagan at the London Guildhall: A British Interpretation 72
Part II The Style of Reagan's Discourse
4 Acting like a President; or, What Has Ronald Reagan Done to Political Speaking? 93
5 Antithesis and Oxymoron: Ronald Reagan's Figurative Rhetorical Structure 121
6 The Transformation of Actor to Scene: Some Strategic Grounds of the Reagan Legacy 135
Part III Foreign Policy Case Studies
7 A Rhetorical Ambush at Reykjavik: A Case Study of the Transformation of Discourse 163
8 The Paranoid Style in Foreign Policy: Ronald Reagan's Control of the Situation in Nicaragua 183
9 When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot: The Reagan Administration's Treatment of the Shootdown of Iran Air 655 203
Part IV Domestic Policy Case Studies
10 The Reagan Attack on Welfare 227
11 The City as Marketplace: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Urban Enterprise Zone Policy 251
12 Civil Religion and Public Argument: Reagan as Public Priest of the Antiabortion Movement 266
Notes 285
Bibliography 331
Contributors 339
Index 343
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