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Rhetoric of RHETORIC The Quest for Effective Communication

ISBN-10: 1405112379
ISBN-13: 9781405112376
Edition: 2004
Authors: Wayne C. Booth
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Description: In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.05" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media. Investigates the possibility of reducing harmful conflict by practising a rhetoric that depends on deep listening by both sides.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Rhetoric's Status: Up, Down, and - Up?
How Many "Rhetorics"?
A Condensed History of Rhetorical Studies
Judging Rhetoric
Some Major Rescuers
The Need for Rhetorical Studies Today
The Fate of Rhetoric in Education
The Threats of Political Rhetrickery
Media Rhetrickery
Reducing Rhetorical Warfare
Can Rhetorology Yield More Than a Mere Truce, in Any of Our "Wars"?
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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