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2016
320 pages
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Rhetoric in Civic Life

second edition

Catherine Helen Palczewski
University of Northern Iowa

Richard Ice
College of Saint Benedict | St. John's University

John Fritch
University of Northern Iowa

CONTENTS

BRIEF CONTENTS

Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Rhetoric as Symbolic Action

PART II. FORMS OF SYMBOLIC ACTION

Chapter 2: Language

Chapter 3: Visual Rhetoric

Chapter 4: Argument

Chapter 5: Narrative

PART III. COMPONENTS OF SYMBOLIC ACTION

Chapter 6: Rhetors

Chapter 7: Audiences

Chapter 8: Rhetorical Situations

Chapter 9: Publics and Counterpublics

Index

CONTENTS (detailed)

Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Rhetoric as Symbolic Action

Symbolic Action and Social Reality

Symbols 

Symbolic Action

Identification

Agency

Social Reality

Rhetoric as Civic Engagement

Classical Origins

Rhetoric as Addressed

Civic Engagement

Constraints on and Resources for Symbolic Action

Persuasive Continuum

Culture

Public and Collective Memory

Power, Ideology, and Hegemony

PART II. FORMS OF SYMBOLIC ACTION

Chapter 2: Language

Language and the Construction of Social Reality

Semiotics

Linguistic Relativity

Language as Symbolic Action

Terministic Screens

Public Vocabulary

Ideographs

Characterizations and Narratives

Metaphors

Discursive and Presentational Forms

Resignification

The Misuse of Language

Doublespeak

Truncated Passives

People, Places, and Topics of Silence

Chapter 3: Visual Rhetoric

Presence

The Rise of Visual Culture

Analyzing Visual and Material Rhetorics

Types of Visual and Material Rhetorics

Bodies

Photographs

Monuments, Memorials, and Museums

Image Events

Chapter 4: Argument

The Place of Argument in a Civil Society

Classical Conceptions

The Toulmin Model

Parts of Argument1

Argument Fields

Presumption and Burden of Proof

Spheres of Argument

Chapter 5: Narrative

Form and Function of Narratives

Forming Memory

Creating Culture and Community

Teaching Cultural Values

Implying Causation

Engaging Interest

Judging Narratives

Aesthetics  

Authorial intent

Empirical truth

Social Truth

Narrative Fidelity and Narrative Probability

Representative Anecdotes

Comic and Tragic Frames

PART III. COMPONENTS OF SYMBOLIC ACTION

Chapter 6: Rhetors

Persona as Performance

Facets of Persona

Ethos

Roles

Identity

Identity As Rhetorical

Strategic Essentialism

Authority

Social Power

Authority to Perform

Image

Rhetor Analyzed

Rhetors in a Postmodern World

Chapter 7: Audiences

Adapting Rhetoric to Audiences

Rhetoric as Addressed

Appealing to an Audience

Identification

Pathos

Public Emotion

Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes

Audience Agency

Adapting Audiences to Rhetoric

Second Persona

Third Persona

Indirectly Addressed Audiences

Chapter 8: Rhetorical Situations

Rhetoric as Situational

Exigence

Audience

Constraints

Fitting Response

Analysis: The Challenger Explosion

Situations as Rhetorical

A Synergistic Understanding of Rhetoric and Situations

Definition of the Situation

Analysis: 9/11 Defined as an “Act of War”

Analysis: 9/11 Redefined

Analysis: 9/11 Redefined, Again

Fitting Responses Reconsidered

Cultural Variations and Historical Context

Responses to Rhetorical Situations

Conformity

Nonparticipation

Desecration

Contextual Reconstruction

Chapter 9: Publics and Counterpublics

The Public Sphere

Strong and Weak Publics

Hybrid Publics

Publics, Counterpublics, and Transnational Publics

Counterpublics

Enclaved and Oscillating Counterpublics

Identity as a Public or Counterpublic

Transnational Publics and Counterpublics

Publics, Counterpublics, and the Economy

Relationships among Publics

Publics in the Internet Age

“Publics” in a Digital Age

Digital Participation and Access

Networked Publics and the Blogosphere

The Networked Public Screen

Index

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