CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON RHETORIC

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Contemporary Perspectives On Rhetoric

Author : Sonja K. Foss
ISBN : 9781478622154
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The anniversary edition marks thirty years of offering an indispensable review and analysis of thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory: I. A. Richards, Ernesto Grassi, Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, Stephen Toulmin, Richard Weaver, Kenneth Burke, Jürgen Habermas, bell hooks, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Foucault. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear, engaging, insightful, and highly accessible, serving as an excellent primer for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to highlight implications and to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Perspectives On Rhetoric

Author : Karen A. Foss
ISBN : 0881335428
Genre : Rhetoric
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This book focuses on contemporary treatments of rhetoric by giving a review of individuals or groups of thinkers who have made important contributions of rhetoric throughout various historical eras.
Category: Rhetoric

Readings In Feminist Rhetorical Theory

Author : Karen A. Foss
ISBN : 0761930159
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The editors offers readers an inclusive, accessible collection of readings by key contemporary feminist theorists as well as spirited, approachable introductions to their work & their lives.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Criticism

Author : Sonja K. Foss
ISBN : 0881338737
Genre : Rhetorical criticism
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Offers students an excellent example of the diversity & breadth of rhetorical criticism.
Category: Rhetorical criticism

Feminist Rhetorical Theories

Author : Karen A. Foss
ISBN : 076190347X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Providing fully developed rhetorical theories from feminist perspectives, this book offers coherent, systematic overviews of complex, large bodies of work and ideas relevant to rhetoric and communication. The book presents theories developed from the work of nine feminist theorists, each from diverse standpoints demonstrating the diversity of both feminism and feminist rhetorical theories - Chris Kramarae, Bell Hooks, Gloria Anzaldua, Mary Daly, Starhawk, Paula Gunn Allen, Trinh T Minh-ha, Sally Miller Gearhart and Sonia Johnson. The resulting theories differ substantially from traditional rhetorical theories, and will encourage scholars to rethink many traditional rhetorical constructs.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Logic And Contemporary Rhetoric The Use Of Reason In Everyday Life

Author : Howard Kahane
ISBN : 9780534626044
Genre : Philosophy
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This classic text, first published in 1971, has introduced tens of thousands of students to sound reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together and explained in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style. Long the choice of instructors who want to keep students interested, LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC combines examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and, in typical Kahanian fashion, our nation1s political dialogue. The text not only brings the concepts alive for students, but puts critical thinking skills into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives. This is a book you can actually count on students to read. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Philosophy

Rhetoric And Human Consciousness

Author : Craig R. Smith
ISBN : 9781478635666
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For two decades, students and instructors have relied on award-winning author Craig Smith’s detailed description and analysis of rhetorical theories and the historical contexts for major thinkers who advanced them. He employs key themes from important philosophical schools in this well-researched chronicle of rhetoric and human consciousness. One is that rhetoric is a response to uncertainty. The modern philosophers, like the naturalists of ancient Greece and the Scholastics who preceded them, tried to end uncertainty by combining the discoveries of science and psychology with rationalism. Their aim was progress and a consensus among experts as to what truth is. However, where modernism proved ineffective, rhetoric was revived to fill the breach. Another significant theme is that different conceptions of human consciousness lead to different theories of rhetoric, and for every major school of thought, another school of thought forms in reaction. Classic and contemporary examples demonstrate the usefulness of rhetorical theory, especially its ability to inform and guide. By providing probes for rhetorical criticism, discussions also demonstrate that rhetorical criticism illustrates, verifies, and refines rhetorical theory. Thus, the synergistic relationship between theory and criticism in rhetoric is no different than in other arts: Theory informs practice; analysis of successful practice refines theory. Smith’s absorbing study has been expanded to include thorough treatments of rhetoric in the Romantic Era, feminist and queer theory, and historical context for the creation of rhetorical theory and its use in public address.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Theory

Author : Timothy Borchers
ISBN : 9781478637394
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From the moment we begin to understand the meanings of words and symbols, we have used rhetoric. It is how we determine perceptions of who we are, those around us, and the social structure in which we operate. Rhetorical Theory, Second Edition introduces a broad selection of classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to understanding and using rhetoric. Historical context reveals why rhetorical theories were created, while present-day examples demonstrate how they relate to the world in which we live. Borchers and Hundley present conceptual topics in a succinct and approachable manner. The text is organized topically rather than chronologically, so similarities and differences are easily detected in central ideas. Each chapter is enhanced by the inclusion of theorist biographies, applications of theory to practice, and Internet exercises. The Second Edition expands coverage on mediated rhetoric, feminist rhetoric, alternative rhetorical theories including Afrocentricity and intersectionality, cultural and critical rhetoric, and postmodern implications of rhetoric.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines