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This indispensable text brings together important essays on the themes, issues, and controversies that have shaped the development of rhetorical theory since the late 1960s. An extensive introduction and epilogue by the editors thoughtfully examine the current state of the field and its future directions, focusing in particular on how theorists are negotiating the tensions between modernist and postmodernist considerations. Each of the volume's eight main sections comprises a brief explanatory introduction, four to six essays selected for their enduring significance, and suggestions for further reading. Topics addressed include problems of defining rhetoric, the relationship between rhetoric and epistemology, the rhetorical situation, reason and public morality, the nature of the audience, the role of discourse in social change, rhetoric in the mass media, and challenges to rhetorical theory from the margins. An extensive subject index facilitates comparison of key concepts and principles across all of the essays featured.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: John Louis Lucaites
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 1999-01-01
File: 627 Pages
ISBN-13: 1572304014

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Genre: Rhetoric
Author:
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Release: 1972
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015005165306

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"When it is done well, deconstructive criticism can be a pleasure to read, as it is in the case of Barbara Johnson. Her discussions of the reading process... are patient, ingenious, and persuasive." -- Robert Scholes, Yale Review

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 1985-03
File: 156 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801827280

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This book covers criticism of the persuasion that surrounds us in daily life; speeches at political conventions, editorials in newspapers, essays in magazines of opinion, debates in Congress, state legislatures, and political campaigns, and all of the efforts by which protesters and reformers justify their views. The authors focus attention on responding intelligently to this rhetoric. They view rhetorical criticism not as a matter of being critical or of attacking rhetoric but rather, as the process of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of persuasive uses of language.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 1997
File: 335 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000026689685

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"Our purpose here is to provide a brief introduction to the contemporary issues and concerns that have animated the work of rhetorical theorists since the late 1960s, a time of great social, political, and intellectual change. We contextualize the interests and concerns of contemporary rhetorical theorists both historically and conceptually as they have manifested themselves over the past fifty-some years"--

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Celeste Michelle Condit
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2016-08-09
File: 627 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462526581

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This book is designed to introduce readers to the language of contemporary rhetorical studies. The book format is an alphabetized glossary (with appropriate cross listings) of key terms and concepts in contemporary rhetorical studies. An introductory chapter outlines the definitional ambiguities of the central concept of rhetoric itself. The primary emphasis is on the contemporary tradition of rhetorical studies as it has emerged in the discipline of speech communication. Each entry in the glossary ranges in length from a few paragraphs to a short essay of a few pages. Where appropriate, examples are provided to further illustrate the term or concept. Each entry will be accompanied by a list of references and additional readings to direct the reader to other materials of possible interest.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: James Jasinski
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2001-07-19
File: 641 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761905049

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Featuring roughly sixty specially commissioned essays by an international cast of leading rhetoric experts from North America, Europe, and Great Britain, the Handbook will offer readers a comprehensive topical and historical survey of the theory and practice of rhetoric from ancient Greece and Rome through the Middle Ages and Enlightenment up to the present day.

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Genre: History
Author: Michael John MacDonald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2017
File: 819 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199731596

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This revised and updated survey defines the field of rhetoric in chronologically (by period) arranged sections, each comprising an overview of the existing scholarship, suggestions for further research, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Winifred Bryan Horner
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release: 1990
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826207642

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The anniversary edition marks thirty years of offering an indispensable review and analysis of thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory: I. A. Richards, Ernesto Grassi, Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, Stephen Toulmin, Richard Weaver, Kenneth Burke, Jürgen Habermas, bell hooks, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Foucault. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear, engaging, insightful, and highly accessible, serving as an excellent primer for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to highlight implications and to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Sonja K. Foss
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release: 2014-04-04
File: 395 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781478622154

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The best introduction to good reasoning available today, Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life effectively illustrates when rational thought is skewed and the importance of background beliefs to cogent reasoning. On every page, these authors invite you to laugh, ponder, roll your eyes in disbelief at the flagrant dispensers of rhetoric that we love to hate - and, in the process, hone your own reasoning skills to a fine point.

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Genre: Fallacies (Logic)
Author: Howard Kahane
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 1998
File: 369 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015042989023

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