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Modern Rhetorical Criticism

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ISBN-10: 0205196659

ISBN-13: 9780205196654

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Roderick Hart

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A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the analysis of public rhetoric, Modern Rhetorical Criticism, second edition, teaches readers how to examine and interpret rhetorical situations, ideas, arguments, structure, and style. The text covers a wide range of critical techniques, from cultural and dramatistic analysis to feminist and Marxist approaches. A wealth of original criticism demonstrates how to analyze such diverse forms as junk mail, congressional debates, and traffic regulations, as well as literature. This long-awaited revision contains new coverage of mass media, feminist criticism, and European criticism.
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Book details

List price: $69.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Conclusion appears at the end of each chapter
Introduction To Criticism
The Rhetorical Perspective
The Arts of Rhetoric
The Range of Rhetoric
The Functions of Rhetoric
The Critical Perspective
The Purposes of Criticism
The Qualities of Criticism
The Standards of Criticism
General Forms Of Criticism
Analyzing Situations
The Meanings of Speech-Acts
The Functions of Speech-Acts
The Components of Speech-Acts
Analyzing Ideas
The Study of Ideas
A Topical Approach to Ideas
A Judgmental Approach to Ideas
Analyzing Argument
The Logic of Persuasion
Evidence and Reasoning
Narrative and Reasoning
Toulmin and Reasoning
Analyzing Form and Structure
Structure and Form in Rhetoric
Generic Studies of Form
Analyzing Syntax and Imagery
Examining Syntax
Examining Imagery
Analyzing Word Choice
Examining Group Lexicons
Examining Individual Lexicons
Analyzing Media
Rhetoric and Media
Perceiving Television
Exploring Visual Symbolism
Analyzing Media Content
Specialized Forms Of Criticism
Role Criticism
The Emergence of Role
The Management of Role
The Assessment of Role
Cultural Criticism
Values: The Beginnings of Culture
Myths: The Substance of Culture
Fantasy Themes: The Grass Roots of Culture
Dramatistic Criticism
The Principles of Dramatism
The Methods of Dramatism
Feminist Criticism
The Policy Critique
The Narrative Critique
The Representational Critique
The Performative Critique
The Corporeal Critique
Continental Criticism
The Deconstructionist Critique
The Marxist Critique
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