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Rhetorical Criticism : Exploration and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0881333891

ISBN-13: 9780881333893

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sonja K. Foss

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Offers students an excellent example of the diversity & breadth of rhetorical criticism.
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List price: $20.95
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Language: English

Preface
Introductionp. 1
The nature of rhetorical criticismp. 3
Doing rhetorical criticismp. 11
Neo-Aristotelian criticism : genesis of rhetorical criticismp. 25
Sample essaysp. 33
Conventional wisdom - traditional form - the President's message of November 3, 1969p. 35
The power of Saddam Hussein's war rhetoricp. 56
Critical approachesp. 67
Cluster criticismp. 69
Sample essaysp. 75
The Hay-Wain : cluster analysis in visual communicationp. 78
A cluster analysis of Enron's code of ethicsp. 94
Construction of an enemy in George W. Bush's state of the union speechp. 101
Fantasy-theme criticismp. 109
Sample essaysp. 116
Narrative analysis of sexual etiquette in teenage magazinesp. 118
Coping with loss : U2's "one tree hill"p. 136
The sociopolitical messages of graffiti artp. 140
Feminist criticismp. 151
Sample essaysp. 161
"Ladybug picnic" : engendering pyrophobia and promethean desirep. 163
Judy Chicago's The dinner party : empowering of women's voice in visual artp. 168
Americanizing gay parents : a feminist analysis of Daddy's roommatep. 182
Generic criticismp. 193
Sample essaysp. 202
Family photographs : a generic descriptionp. 205
Beauty in conflict : discussion on artp. 212
"A time of shame and sorrow" : Robert F. Kennedy and the American jeremiadp. 219
Ideological criticismp. 239
Sample essaysp. 248
Civilized colonialism : Pocahantas as neocolonial rhetoricp. 253
Cyber ideology : an ideological criticism of the UNICEF, UNAIDS, and UNFPA web sitesp. 272
A tale of two ideologies : Winona LaDuke's vice presidential nomination acceptance speechp. 280
Metaphor Criticismp. 299
Sample essaysp. 305
Indigestible food, conquering hordes, and waste materials : metaphors of immigrants and the early immigration restriction debate in the United Statesp. 307
Making the familiar foreign : dissent and metaphor surrounding the Iraq Warp. 320
Architectural metaphor as subversion : the Portland buildingp. 325
Narrative criticismp. 333
Sample essaysp. 341
The rhetorical power of a compelling story : a critique of a "toughlove" parental support groupp. 344
The model minority myth of Asian Americans in 1966 : a narrative criticismp. 356
Boy story 2 : a narrative analysisp. 377
Pentadic criticismp. 383
Sample essaysp. 390
A pentadic analysis of Senator Edward Kennedy's address to the people of Massachusetts July 25, 1969p. 392
A pentadic analysis of the CRACK web sitep. 401
Teddy bears at Greenham commonp. 407
Generative criticismp. 411
Sample essaysp. 430
Haunting Argentina : synecdoche in the protests of the mothers of the Plaza de Mayop. 431
Star of fear, star of hope : North Star to reach realityp. 455
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