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Critiques of Contemporary Rhetoric

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ISBN-10: 0534195008

ISBN-13: 9780534195007

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Karlyn K. Campbell, Thomas R. Burkholder

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This book covers criticism of the persuasion that surrounds us in daily life; speeches at political conventions, editorials in newspapers, essays in magazines of opinion, debates in Congress, state legislatures, and political campaigns, and all of the efforts by which protesters and reformers justify their views. The authors focus attention on responding intelligently to this rhetoric. They view rhetorical criticism not as a matter of being critical or of attacking rhetoric but rather, as the process of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of persuasive uses of language.
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The Art of Rhetorical Criticism
Rhetoric, Language, and Criticismp. 2
Descriptive Analysis: The First Stage of Criticismp. 17
Historical-Contextual Analysis: The Second Stage of Criticismp. 49
Selecting or Inventing a Critical Perspective: The Third Stage of Criticismp. 73
Evaluation: The Final Stage of Criticismp. 109
The Practice of Rhetorical Criticism
Nell Irvin Painter's "Whites Say I Must Be on Easy Street"p. 134
Address Delivered in Chicago, Illinois, February 8, 1968p. 160
The Light of Reason: Robert F. Kennedy on Vietnamp. 168
Vietnamization: The President's Address on Warp. 190
The Rhetoric of Mythical America Revisitedp. 202
Farewell Speech at Tiananmen Squarep. 213
Zhao Ziyang's Plea to the Students in Tiananmen Squarep. 216
Address to the Joint Session of the United States Congress, June 26, 1990p. 234
In Search of a Hero: An African American Interpretation of Nelson Mandela's Address to the United States Congressp. 241
Address to the 1988 Republican National Conventionp. 266
Conventional Narrative as Rhetorical Strategy: Ronald Reagan's "Address to the 1988 Republican National Convention"p. 278
Plea for Corporate Consciencep. 293
Miles W. Lord's "Plea for Corporate Conscience"p. 303
Indexp. 328
The Authorsp. 334
The Contributorsp. 335
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