An African Athens: Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in South Africa

An African Athens: Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in South Africa

by Philippe-Joseph Salazar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138811898
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorix
Series Editor's Forewordxi
1Desmond Tutu: The Oratorical Link1
An Oratorical Frame for Nation-Building2
Putting the Case for the Nation4
The Orator as Historian of the Nation7
An Oratorical Transformation10
Theology and the Oratory of Liberation15
2"So to Speak": The Rhetoric of Mandela18
A Speech Never Comes Alone19
A Speech on the Birth of a Nation21
The Logic of National Imagery24
Rhetorical Valediction27
3The Two Rhetorics of The Presidency32
Presidency, Praise, and Prudence33
Narratives of Empowerment41
The Rhetoric of the "African Renaissance"43
4Democratic Deliberations54
Constitutional Communication and Simulacra58
How to Write Constitutional Texts60
Troping the People65
5Reconciliation and Rhetoric75
Rituals of Delivery77
Demonstrating the Social Contract79
Rhetoric, Reconciliation, and Truth-Telling82
The Rhetorical Conundrum of Privacy85
Bowdlerizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission89
6The "True Colours" of Popular Deliberation93
The Corporate Body Politic94
Rhetorical Reportage97
Rhetorical Statistics104
7The Rhetorical Cosmetics of Peace108
The Cosmetic Shape of Democracy108
Deliberating on Black in Elle110
Rhetorics of National Pride117
Sport as Rhetoric of Peace122
8Space as Democratic Deliberation132
Human Space as Deliberation133
A Rhetorical Matrix for Space140
Space as Distinction141
The Eloquence of Functionality146
Praising Beautiful Spaces152
9Conclusion: Robben Island as Foundation Rhetoric157
Appendix I167
Appendix II171
Appendix III181
South Africa218
Author Index223
Subject Index225

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