The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: Considering Mediated Texts

The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: Considering Mediated Texts

by Deanna D. Sellnow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1452229953

ISBN-13: 9781452229959

Pub. Date: 09/10/2013

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Can TV shows, popular music, advertisements, and films help us understand rhetorical theory and criticism? The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture, Second Edition includes examples like these to make rhetorical theory and criticism accessible, relevant, and meaningful. Exploring the powerfully persuasive rhetorical messages that pervade daily life,

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Can TV shows, popular music, advertisements, and films help us understand rhetorical theory and criticism? The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture, Second Edition includes examples like these to make rhetorical theory and criticism accessible, relevant, and meaningful. Exploring the powerfully persuasive rhetorical messages that pervade daily life, the book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to rhetorical theory and criticism by focusing on the powerful role that popular culture plays in persuading us what to believe and how to behave. The book’s step-by-step approach and range of popular culture examples help students learn to apply rhetorical theory and criticism to their own lives and assigned work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452229959
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
587,689
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is Popular Culture and Why Study It?
2. Expanding the Rhetorical Tradition
3. A Narrative Perspective
4. A Dramatistic Perspective
5. A Symbolic Convergence Perspective
6. A Neo-Marxist Perspective
7. Feminist Perspectives
8. A Music Perspective: The Illusion of Life
9. Visual Perspectives
10. Media-Centered Perspectives
Appendix. Writing a Popular Culture Rhetorical Essay

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