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Deeds Done in Words Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance

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ISBN-10: 0226092410

ISBN-13: 9780226092416

Edition: N/A

Authors: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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"Deeds Done in Words is an impressive piece of work. It is the first attempt to identify and assess the principal genres of rhetoric, and to interpret the panoply of those genres in terms of the needs of, and the needs for, ritual in American politics."—Jeffrey Tulis, author of The Rhetorical Presidency "Deeds Done in Words is a thoughtful survey of how a democracy uses language to transact its business. Based on an enlivened understanding of genre theory and on numerous pieces of original criticism, Campbell and Jamieson vividly show how central public discourse has become the lifeblood of the American polity."—Roderick Hart, author of The Sound of Leadership "The rhetoric that issues from the White House is becoming an ever more salient part of what the presidency means and does. This acute inquiry provides a great many insights into the forms, meanings, and functions of presidential discourse. It is an enlightening contribution to our understanding of American politics."—Murray Edelman, author of Constructing the Political Spectacle
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Rhetorical Presidency
Inaugural Addresses
Special Inaugurals: Speeches of Ascendant Vice Presidents
State of the Union Addresses
Veto Messages
War Rhetoric
Rhetoric to Forestall Impeachment
The Rhetoric of Impeachment
Pardoning Rhetoric
Farewell Addresses
Conclusion
Appendix: Other Rhetorical Forms
Notes
Index