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Telling the Success Story
Telling the Success Story (June 1997)
Acclaiming and Disclaiming Discourse
Pamela J. Benoit - Author

Pamela Benoit analyzes the success story as a delicate interpersonal accomplishment that involves balancing complimenting, bragging, modesty, and self-enhancement. She argues that success stories are self-presentations that are fundamental to interpersonalcommunication. This discourse involves the negotiation of personal identities and affects relational outcomes. It is important for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to create a favor...(Read More)
Rhetorical Hermeneutics
Rhetorical Hermeneutics (November 1996)
Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science
Alan G. Gross - Editor
William M. Keith - Editor

Examines the nature of rhetorical theory and criticism, the rhetoric of science, and the impact of poststructuralism and postmodernism on contemporary accounts of rhetoric.

"This volume provides thoughtful answers to a surprisingly large number of significant questions in the rhetoric of science and in rhetorical theory generally. It will have a wide readership because of its topical interest, its attention to basic th...(Read More)
Silencing the Opposition
Silencing the Opposition (November 1996)
Government Strategies of Suppression of Freedom of Expression
Craig R. Smith - Editor

Examines major challenges to the First Amendment using case studies of the various forms of governmental suppression in U. S. history.

"This book is highly intelligent for those with an interest in the U. S. Constitution and especially the meaning and theory of the First Amendment. It is a very well written, effectively supported book that can contribute significantly to the growing body of literature on freedom of expr...(Read More)
Beyond the Symbol Model
Beyond the Symbol Model (October 1996)
Reflections on the Representational Nature of Language
John Stewart - Editor

This interdisciplinary conversation discusses the nature of language.
Beyond the Symbol Model: Reflections on the Representational Nature of Language presents arguments on several sides of the contemporary debate over the representational nature of language. Contributors include philosophers, linguists, psychologists, semioticians, and communication theorists from the U. S., Canada, Britain, Northern Ireland, and Israel. The chapt...(Read More)
Theory, Text, Context
Theory, Text, Context (October 1996)
Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory
Christopher Lyle Johnstone - Editor

Leading scholars of classical rhetoric address contemporary topics in Greek rhetoric and oratory.

This is a bone-crushing confrontation of contemporary questions about the origins and early development of Greek rhetorical theory and practice. It examines a number of important issues from several new perspectives, and offers a more complex and multi-faceted account of the early history of rhetoric than is to be found anywhere else. It i...(Read More)
Legitimating the Chinese Economic Reforms
Legitimating the Chinese Economic Reforms (July 1996)
A Rhetoric of Myth and Orthodoxy
Alan R. Kluver - Author

Argues that the legitimacy of the Chinese government relies on two factors: the national myth of revolution and ideological orthodoxy.

The reform program of Deng Xiaoping in the People's Republic of China constitutes one of the most significant political and social change programs in recent history. A singularly important question arises from this experiment: How does a nation implement a stock market and call it Marx...(Read More)
The Theory and Practice of Political Communication Research
The Theory and Practice of Political Communication Research (March 1996)
Mary E. Stuckey - Editor

Provides insight into the world of political communication through its explication of theory and research methodology.

Focusing on theoretical and methodological insight, this book brings together scholars from a variety of fields whose research is guided by diverse analytical approaches. Instead of focusing on what divides scholars, the authors explore areas of intellectual community, building a more systematic and rigorous understand...(Read More)
Zen in the Art of Rhetoric
Zen in the Art of Rhetoric (November 1995)
An Inquiry into Coherence
Mark McPhail - Author

Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.

Zen in the Art of Rhetoric
interrogates the role of dualistic thought in human communication and culture, and offers new insights into the similarities and differences that mark Eastern and Western conceptualizations of language. Beginning with a reconsideration of the relationship...(Read More)
Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women
Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women (August 1995)
Carole Levin - Editor
Patricia A. Sullivan - Editor

This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.
"This book is the only one that I have seen on the topic of women in Renaissance politics. It adds a crucial piece to the puzzle of women's contributions to political decision-making throughout the centuries. ...(Read More)
Warranting Assent
Warranting Assent (March 1995)
Case Studies in Argument Evaluation
Edward Schiappa - Editor

This book is a book about how individuals decide that arguments (or excuses) are valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak, ethical or unethical, with many examples and applications.

This book brings together essays that demonstrate the art of argument evaluation. The essays apply a variety of theoretical approaches to specific, historically-situated arguments in order to render a specific normative judgment. By bringing to ...(Read More)
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