Power of a Third Kind

Author: Hisham M. Nazer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275964894
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Argues that the West has used its control of the media to impose its cultural and political values throughout the rest of the world

At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination

Author: John George Moss
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776605720
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At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination is a collection of re-evaluative essays that measure Marshall McLuhan and his critical and theoretical legacy. Each contribution works toward a larger critical mosaic that as a whole offers a new version of McLuhan as an intellectual adventurer and cultural icon, of his ideas as complex architecture and brilliant lines. John Moss and Linda Morra drew the collection's essays from a symposium on McLuhan held at the University of Ottawa in 2000. Given McLuhan's prominent status in many academic disciplines, the contributors reflect a multidisciplinary background. Each essay is unique in its approach. Whereas some are extraordinarily personal and anecdotal, others are intellectually and provocatively engaged with McLuhan's ideas and the manner in which these ideas have been appropriated in contemporary discourse.

Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric

Author: Bruce McComiskey
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809323975
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In Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey achieves three rhetorical goals: he treats a single sophist's rhetorical technê (art) in the context of the intellectual upheavals of fifth-century bce Greece, thus avoiding the problem of generalizing about a disparate group of individuals; he argues that we must abandon Platonic assumptions regarding the sophists in general and Gorgias in particular, opting instead for a holistic reading of the Gorgianic fragments; and he reexamines the practice of appropriating sophistic doctrines, particularly those of Gorgias, in light of the new interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric offered in this book. In the first two chapters, McComiskey deals with a misconception based on selective and Platonic readings of the extant fragments: that Gorgias's rhetorical technê involves the deceptive practice of manipulating public opinion. This popular and ultimately misleading interpretation of Gorgianic doctrines has been the basis for many neosophistic appropriations. The final three chapters deal with the nature and scope of neosophistic rhetoric in light of the non-Platonic and holistic interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric McComiskey postulates in his opening chapters. He concludes by examining the future of communication studies to discover what roles neosophistic doctrines might play in the twenty-first century. McComiskey also provides a selective bibliography of scholarship on sophistic rhetoric and philosophy in English since 1900.

Political Aid and Arab Activism

Author: Sheila Carapico
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521199913
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What does it mean to promote "transitions to democracy" in the Middle East? How have North American, European, and multilateral projects advanced human rights, authoritarian retrenchment, or Western domination? This book examines transnational programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, the exceptional cases of Palestine and Iraq, and the Arab region at large during two tumultuous decades. To understand the controversial and contradictory effects of political aid, Sheila Carapico analyzes discursive and professional practices in four key subfields: the rule of law, electoral design and monitoring, women's political empowerment, and civil society. From the institutional arrangements for extraordinary undertakings such as Saddam Hussein's trial or Palestinian elections to routine templates for national women's machineries or NGO networks, her research explores the paradoxes and jurisdictional disputes confronted by Arab activists for justice, representation, and "non-governmental" agency.

Global Communication

Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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GLOBAL COMMUNICATION presents a comprehensive examination of significant economic, cultural, legal, social, and political issues in the exciting field of global communication. From history and theories to future trends, this indispensable and highly informative volume brings together illuminating writings and diverse perspectives by prominent scholars in mass media, journalism, and international studies.

Political Science Quarterly

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Vols. 4-38, 40-41 include Record of political events, Oct. 1, 1888-Dec. 31, 1925 (issued as a separately paged supplement to no. 3 of v. 31-38 and to no. 1 of v. 40).