Eloquence in an Electronic Age

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199879109
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a book that blends anecdote with analysis, Kathleen Hall Jamieson--author of the award-winning Packaging the Presidency--offers a perceptive and often disturbing account of the transformation of political speechmaking. Jamieson addresses such fundamental issues about public speaking as what talents and techniques differentiate eloquent speakers from non-eloquent speakers. She also analyzes the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of political players from Daniel Webster to Mario Cuomo. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, this lively, well-documented volume contains a wealth of insight into public speaking, contemporary characteristics of eloquence, and the future of political discourse in America.

Eloquence in an electronic age

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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The changing style of political speech is closely examined in this wide-ranging study detailing differing perceptions of eloquence since the time of Demosthenes, discussing such topics as the influence of television on the political process and the proble

The Press Effect

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195173291
Format: PDF, Docs
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A wide-ranging critique of the press and its role in American democracy, notes the failings of the press to provide essential public information that would fill voids in the reporting of political campaigns, describing such events and the 2000 general election and how it represents the ways that politicians and reporters affect language and politics. (Communications)

Labour Orators from Bevan to Miliband

Author: Andrew S. Crines
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719089808
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How do leading Labour figures strive to communicate with and influence the electorate? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments? How do orators seek to connect with different audiences in different settings such as parliament, party conference and through the media? This thoroughly researched and highly readable collection comprehensively evaluates these questions as well as providing an extensive interrogation of the political and intellectual significance of oratory and rhetoric in the post-war Labour Party. By drawing analytical inspiration from Aristotelian oratorical and rhetorical techniques the contributors each shine new and insightful light upon Labour's evolution. In particular, the collection evaluates Aneurin Bevan, Hugh Gaitskell, Harold Wilson, Barbara Castle, James Callaghan, Michael Foot, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, John Smith, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and Ed Miliband. Each chapter explores how its subject attempted to use oratory to advance their agenda within the party and beyond. Their oratorical success and impact is evaluated through an examination of their performance in three major arena of engagement, which each offered their own particular challenges. These are the conference chamber, the House of Commons, and public engagement through open meetings and/or the media. Students of British politics and political history, communication studies, and parties and ideologies will find this volume essential reading. It will also be of particular value to those seeking to advance their appreciation of Labour studies, with particular emphasis upon how successful orators emerged and influenced the success of the party.

Democratic Eloquence

Author: Kenneth Cmiel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520074859
Format: PDF
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"A penetrating account of the long debate about the kind of public language appropriate for a democratic society. . . . Cmiel manages to do justice to both sides."--Christopher Lasch, author of The Culture of Narcissism "Every scholar interested in the English language will put this book next to Mencken and Baugh. It will be indispensable to writing the social history of English into the 20th Century."--Joseph Williams, author of Origins of the English Language

The British Presidency

Author: Michael Foley
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719050169
Format: PDF, ePub
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Makes a compelling argument about the increrased importance of political leaders and the changing style of leadership in Britain and the US. Introduces new concepts and backs them up with a convincing argument about the existence of a British "presidency". Completely up-to-date - the firstconvincing analysis of Tony Blair's leadership style. Locates the emergence of the New Labour project and its defining ideal of strong leadership within the context of Margaret Thatcher's conviction politics and the dysfunctional premiership of John Major. Concludes that Blair's rise to power andhis dominating presence in government represents a decisive precedent and the standard against which his competitors and successors will be judge.

Traditions of Eloquence

Author: Cinthia Gannett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0823264521
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The first book to address the long and significant history--and future--of Jesuit rhetoric as the core of a liberal arts education. This groundbreaking collection explores the important ways Jesuits have employed rhetoric, the ancient art of persuasion and the current art of communications, from the sixteenth century to the present. Much of the history of how Jesuit traditions contributed to the development of rhetorical theory and pedagogy has been lost, effaced, or dispersed. As a result, those interested in Jesuit education and higher education in the United States, as well as scholars and teachers of rhetoric, are often unaware of this living 450-year-old tradition. Written by highly regarded scholars of rhetoric, composition, education, philosophy, and history, many based at Jesuit colleges and universities, the essays in this volume explore the tradition of Jesuit rhetorical education-that is, constructing "a more usable past" and a viable future for eloquentia perfecta, the Jesuits' chief aim for the liberal arts. Intended to foster eloquence across the curriculum and into the world beyond, Jesuit rhetoric integrates intellectual rigor, broad knowledge, civic action, and spiritual discernment as the chief goals of the educational experience. Consummate scholars and rhetors, the early Jesuits employed all the intellectual and language arts as "contemplatives in action," preaching and undertaking missionary, educational, and charitable works in the world. The study, pedagogy, and practice of classical grammar and rhetoric, adapted to Christian humanism, naturally provided a central focus of this powerful educational system as part of the Jesuit commitment to the Ministries of the Word. This book traces the development of Jesuit rhetoric in Renaissance Europe, follows its expansion to the United States, and documents its reemergence on campuses and in scholarly discussions across America in the twenty-first century. Traditions of Eloquence provides a wellspring of insight into the past, present, and future of Jesuit rhetorical traditions. In a period of ongoing reformulations and applications of Jesuit educational mission and identity, this collection of compelling essays helps provide historical context, a sense of continuity in current practice, and a platform for creating future curricula and pedagogy. Moreover it is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding a core aspect of the Jesuit educational heritage.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355074
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Beyond the Double Bind

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195089400
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examining the social constraints and "Catch-22s" that block the success of women no matter what roles they play, the author offers guidelines for dealing with the obstacles set up by society and condemns the victim feminism of many current writers. 35,000 first printing. UP.

Dirty Politics

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195085532
Format: PDF
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In recent years, Americans have become thoroughly disenchanted with political campaigns, especially with ads and speeches that bombard them with sensational images while avoiding significant issues. Now campaign analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson provides an eye-opening look at the tactics used by political advertisers. Photos and line drawings.