The Rhetoric of RHETORIC

Author: Wayne C. Booth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470765828
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In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media. Investigates the possibility of reducing harmful conflict by practising a rhetoric that depends on deep listening by both sides.

A Rhetoric of Irony

Author: Wayne C. Booth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226065533
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Excerpts from works by Defoe, Beckett, and other writings illuminated the progresses by which individuals perceive, interpret, and communicate deliberately ironic statements in speed and writing

The Rhetoric of Fiction

Author: Wayne C. Booth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226065596
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The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms—such as "the implied author," "the postulated reader," and "the unreliable narrator"—have become part of the standard critical lexicon. For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction. The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography, prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author, which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years—two decades that Booth describes as "the richest in the history of the subject."

The Recovery of Rhetoric

Author: Richard H. Roberts
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813914565
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This collection of essays by distinguished international scholars from various disciplines addresses the widespread and growing interest in the nature and function of rhetoric, and in the rhetorical analysis of such human sciences as psychology, political science, economics, medicine, and philosophy. The book may be situated with the new studies that show how disciplines have been constructed, legitimated, and institutionalised and, in particular, with those focusing on the material, social and rhetorical practices that have produced disciplinary knowledges and disciplines themselves. While the disciplines often present their knowledge as purely objective, their knowledges are, as the book shows, only available in rhetorical form. Rhetoric is thus not merely a medium through which knowledge is communicated but rather that which is constitutive of knowledge itself.

Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine

Author: Judy Z. Segal
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809328666
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Persuasion is a key to understanding some of the most difficult-to-solve problems in health and health care--problems like illness anxiety, "contested illnesses," patient noncompliance, and end-of-life decision making. In each case, maintains rhetorical theorist Judy Z. Segal, a revealing question to ask is, "Who is persuading whom of what--and what are the means of persuasion?" Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine explores problems in health and health care that resist conventional medical solutions. Segal analyzes, for example, the reciprocal persuasions in the physician/patient relationship. Patients persuade physicians that they are ill and in need of care; physicians, for their part, seek to persuade patients to adhere to treatments. The intractable problem of a patient's rejection of a doctor's advice, says Segal, can be considered, in part, a rhetorical failure: a failure of persuasion. The first comprehensive study of contemporary health issues grounded in rhetorical principles, [this book] offers critical analysis for scholarly, professional, and lay audiences.

Rebirth of Rhetoric

Author: Richard Andrews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415694256
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Rebirth of Rhetoric brings together contributions from several fields to provide a forum in which a unifying theory for language and literature studies can be debated.The book does not aim to resurrect classical Renaissance rhetoric, but to remake it within a contemporary context. The context of texts (both spoken and written) is one of the main emphases of this collection, whether it is the ideology informing the text, or the way in which a text is transformed by its audience. The book also aims to present a range of practical approaches to the study of texts of all kinds: literary; televisual; film and photography. It also argues the case for developments in the Arts and Humanities which will bring together people working in Education, Linguistics, Composition, Literature and Cultural Studies.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Author: Thomas O. Sloane
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195125959
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Encyclopedie op het gebied van de retorica, met speciale aandacht voor spreken in het openbaar, voordracht en communicatie - The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world & rsquo;s oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion. The Encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging reference work of its kind, combining theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication.

The Changing Tradition

Author: International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Conference
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552380084
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Until very recently, the contribution of women to the history of rhetoric has gone unacknowledged. Current scholarship, however, reveals that traditional devinitions of the field have been too narrow, excluding the work of women rhetoricians. Research demonstrates that women hav indeed been involved in the field of rhetoric, almost since its inception, and have made a significant impact.