9780534560973

The Rhetorical Act Thinking, Speaking, and Writing Critically (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534560973

  • ISBN10:

    0534560970

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/13/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Part One: FUNDAMENTALS OF RHETORICAL ACTION. 1. A Rhetorical Perspective. 2. The Rhetorical Act. 3. Your Rhetorical Act. Part Two: RESOURCES FOR RHETORICAL ACTION. 4. The Resources of Evidence. 5. The Resources of Argument. 6. The Resources of Organization. 7. The Resources of Language. Part Three: PROBLEMS OF RHETORICAL ACTION. 8. Obstacles Arising from the Audience. 9. Obstacles Arising from the Subject and Purpose. 10. Obstacles Arising from the Rhetor. Part Four: SPECIAL CONSTRAINTS ON RHETORICAL ACTION. 11. Understanding Evaluation. 12. Understanding Visual Rhetoric. 13. Understanding Medium of Transmission. 14. Understanding Occasion. Appendix: Presentation Templates. Index.

Author Biography

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell (PhD, University of Minnesota) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota Susan Schultz Huxman (PhD, University of Kansas) is an Associate Professor at the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University

Table of Contents

PART ONE Fundamentals of Rhetorical Action
A Rhetorical Perspective
1(20)
The Rhetorical Act
21(14)
Your Rhetorical Act
35(33)
PART TWO Resources for Rhetorical Action
The Resources of Evidence
68(21)
The Resources of Argument
89(34)
The Resources of Organization
123(32)
The Resources of Language
155(29)
PART THREE Problems of Rhetorical Action
Obstacles Arising from the Audience
184(22)
Obstacles Arising from the Subject and Purpose
206(18)
Obstacles Arising from the Rhetor
224(24)
PART FOUR Special Constraints on Rhetorical Action
Understanding Evaluation
248(12)
Understanding Visual Rhetoric
260(11)
Understanding the Medium of Transmission
271(16)
Understanding Occasion
287(18)
Appendix 305(14)
Index 319

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