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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 and rights of citizens and groups. This collection gives voice to a "republican" conception of citizenship. Seeing participation and debate as central to being a citizen, this tradition looks back to the Greek city-states and republican Rome. Citizenship, in this sense of the word, is rhetorical citizenship. Rhetoric is thus at the core of being a citizen.Aside from the editors, the contributors are John Adams, Paula Cossart, Jonas Gabrielsen, Jette Barnholdt Hansen, Kasper Mller Hansen, Sine Nrholm Just, Ildik Kaposi, William Keith, Bart van Klink, Marie Lund Klujeff, Manfred Kraus, Oliver W. Lembcke, Berit von der Lippe, James McDonald, Niels Mller Nielsen, Tatiana Tatarchevskiy, Italo Testa, Georgia Warnke, Kristian Wedberg, and Stephen West.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.100
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
About the Contributors