New Approaches to Rhetoric / Edition 1

New Approaches to Rhetoric / Edition 1

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New Approaches to Rhetoric / Edition 1

Seventeen American university-based rhetorical theorists and critics contribute 13 original essays offering new perspectives on the study of rhetoric in the 21st century. Coverage includes the moral responsibilities of critics and their audiences, the functions of rhetoric in specific institutions and contexts, and the role that rhetoric might play in fostering social change in the areas of race, class, and gender. For upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in political communication departments of communication, English, and political science, and for scholars of rhetoric, social movements, and public sphere studies. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780761929123
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/07/2004
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part IRhetorics, Ethics, and Values1
1.James Baldwin's Topoi5
2.Ingenium--Speaking in Community: The Case of the Prince William County Zoning Hearings on Disney's America31
3.Arguing About the Place of Values and Ethics in Market-Oriented Discourses of Today61
4.Cultural Contracts Theory: Toward a Critical-Rhetorical Identity Negotiation Paradigm89
Part IIRhetorics, Institutions, and Contexts109
5.Remembrances of Things Past: A Postcolonial Critique of the Human Genome Diversity Project111
6.The Life of the Party: The Contemporary Keynote Address129
7.Memory as Social Action: Cultural Projection and Generic Form in Civil Rights Memorials149
8.John Wayne, The Green Berets, and the Containment Doctrine173
Part IIIRhetorics, Cultures, and Ideologies199
9.Fighting Words: Labor and the Limits of Symbolic Intervention at Staley, 1993-1996203
10.Demonizing Democracy: The Strange Career of Lani Guinier223
11.Racial Apologies245
12.Autobiography, Rhetoric, and Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and 'Tis: A Memoir267
13.Communities, Identities, and Politics: What Rhetoric Is Becoming in the Twenty-First Century293
About the Editors349
About the Authors351

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