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Rhetorical Citizenship and Public Deliberation

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ISBN-10: 0271053887

ISBN-13: 9780271053882

Edition: 2012

Authors: Christian Kock, Lisa S. Villadsen

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Citizenship has long been a central topic among educators, philosophers, and political theorists. Using the phrase "rhetorical citizenship" as a unifying perspective, Rhetorical Citizenship and Public Deliberation aims to develop an understanding of citizenship as a discursive phenomenon, arguing that discourse is not prefatory to real action but in many ways constitutive of civic engagement. To accomplish this, the book brings together, in a cross-disciplinary effort, contributions by scholars in fields that rarely intersect.For the most part, discussions of citizenship have focused on aspects that are central to the "liberal" tradition of social thought--that is, questions of the freedoms…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Christian Kock is Professor of Rhetoric in the Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.

Introduction: Citizenship as a Rhetorical Practice
Tracing Rhetorical Citizenship as Concept and Practice
Deliberative Democracy: Mapping Out the Deliberative Turn in Democratic Theory
The Making of Truth in Debate: The Case of (and a Case for) the Early Sophists
The Search for "Real" Democracy: Rhetorical Citizenship and Public Deliberation in France and the United States, 1870-1940
Public Deliberation as Rhetorical Practice
Considering Norms of Communicative Behavior
The Respect Fallacy: Limits of Respect in Public Dialogue
Dialectical Citizenship? Some Thoughts on the Role of Pragmatics in the Analysis of Public Debate
Provocative Style: The Gaarder Debate Example
Virtual Deliberations: Talking Politics Online in Hungary
Critiques of "Elite" Discourse
Dis-playing Democracy: The Rhetoric of Duplicity
Rhetoric of War, Rhetoric of Gender
Speaking of Terror: Norms of Rhetorical Citizenship in Danish Public Discourse
"This May Be the Law, but Should It Be?" Tony Blair's Rhetoric of Exception
Rhetorical Citizenship Across Communicative Settings
I Agree, but … : Finding Alternatives to Controversial Projects Through Public Deliberation
Deliberation as Behavior in Public
Homing in on the Arguments: The Rhetorical Construction of Subject Positions in Debates on the Danish Real Estate Market
Danish Revue: Satire as Rhetorical Citizenship
Toward Better Deliberative Practices
Presidential Primary Debate as a Genre of Journalistic Discourse: How Can We Put Debate into the Debates?
A Tool for Rhetorical Citizenship: Generalizing the Status System
Potential and Problems of Deliberative Debate: Interpretive Debates Revisited
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