Reading and Writing for Civic Literacy The Critical Citizen's Guide to Argumentative Rhetoric

ISBN-10: 1594510857
ISBN-13: 9781594510854
Edition: 2005
Authors: Donald Lazere
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Book details

List price: $111.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Donald Lazere is Professor Emeritus at California Polytechnic State University and is the editor of American Media and Mass Culture: Left Perspectives.

Acknowledgments
Preface to Teachers (and Curious Students)
Introduction An Appeal to Students
What Is an Argument?
What Is a Good Argument?
Definitions and Criteria of Critical Thinking
Writing Argumentative Papers
Attaining an Open Mind: Psychological, Social and Semantic
Dimensions of Critical Thinking
Viewpoint, Bias, and Fairness: From Cocksure Ignorance to Thoughtful
Uncertainty Questioning
Culturally Conditioned Assumptions and Ethnocentrism
Overgeneralization, Stereotyping, and Prejudice
Authoritarianism and Conformity, Rationalization and Compartmentalization
Semantics in Rhetoric and Critical Thinking
Elements of Argumentative Rhetoric
Some Key Terms in Logic and Argumentation
Logical and Rhetorical Fallacies
Causal Analysis
Uses and Misuses of Emotional Appeal
Thinking Critically About the Rhetoric of Politics and Mass Media
Thinking Critically About Political
Rhetoric Thinking
Critically about Mass Media
Deception Detection Special Interests
Conflict of Interest
Special Pleading Varieties of Propaganda Advertising and Hype
Putting It All Together in a Long Paper
A Case Study: The Rich, the Poor, and the Middle
Class-Sklar versus Weicher
Collecting and Evaluating Opposing Sources: Writing the Research Paper
Documentation and Research Resources
Documentation Research Resources
Sources in Print Online Resources
Glossary of Rhetorical and Critical Thinking Terms Works Cited
Index

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