Sizing Up Rhetoric

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  • Copyright: 2007-11-30
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

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Table of Contents

Plenary Perspectivesp. 5
One Size Doesn't Fit All: The Contingent Universality of Rhetoricp. 7
Rhetoric and Race in the American Experience: The Promises and Perils of Sentimental Memoryp. 20
Religion and Rhetoric: Reason, Emotion, and the Sensory in Religious Persuasionp. 40
Aphthonius and the Progymnasmata in Rhetorical Theory and Practicep. 52
Rhetorical Theoryp. 69
Apuleius and the Forensic Genre in Antiquityp. 71
The Eulogy: Grief and the Wisdom of the Ancientsp. 90
"The Siren of Isocrates ... Sappho's Lyre, or Some Other Power Greater Still": The Rhetoricity of Anna Komnena's Alexiadp. 101
Kenneth Burke and the Progressive Pressp. 110
Intellectual and Conceptual Resources for Visual Rhetoric: A Reexamination of Scholarship Since 1950p. 118
Legal and Political Rhetoricsp. 139
Sizing Up Legal "Rhetoric": Law from the Outside Inp. 141
Getting the Government Out of Farming: Sizing Up Eisenhower's Early Agricultural Policy Rhetoricp. 153
Appealing the Divide: Logos, Ethos, and Contemporary American Presidential Campaign Rhetoricp. 173
Complexity and Ideology in Televisual War Rhetoric: The Ad War Over Iraq in Campaign 2004p. 181
Receiving Rhetoric: Mayor Ray Nagin's Persuasion Regarding the Evacuation of New Orleansp. 200
Into Dark Places: Violence, History, and the American Militia Movementp. 212
Rhetorics of Sciencep. 225
Bio(in)security: Rhetoric, Science, and Citizens in the Age of Bioterrorism - The Case of TOPOFF 3p. 227
The Biggest Rhetoric of All: Restoring the Tropological Heritage of Lacanian Psychoanalysisp. 250
Physicians Who Are Qualified; Women Who Are Notp. 265
Limited Prevention, Limiting Topos: Reframing Arguments about Science and Politics in the HIV Prevention Policy Debatep. 273
Rhetorics of Religionp. 285
In the Blood of the Word: Embodied Rhetorical Authority in St. Catherine of Siena's Dialoguep. 287
Painted Sermons: Expanding the Scope of Explanatory Rhetoricp. 296
Nineteenth-Century Discoursep. 311
The Prophet of Abolition: Ambiguous Prophecy and Rhetorical Echoes in the Rhetoric of David Walker's Appealp. 313
What about Sex?: Reconsidering Histories of Nineteenth-Century Women's Public Reform Discoursep. 325
Fortified Young Men: Comstock and the Force of Lawp. 334
Contemporary Rhetorical Culturesp. 353
Topoi of Identity: Rhetorical Practices in the Political Reconstruction of Polandp. 355
"Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word to Say": Official Apologia and Rhetorical Agency in Contemporary Danish Politicsp. 366
Rhetoric and Resistance in Lu Yin's Feminist Essaysp. 379
Rhetorical Pedagogyp. 391
Transgressive Eloquence: bell hooks, Cicero, and the Aims of Rhetorical Pedagogyp. 393
Arguing War and Facing the Other: Critical Pedagogy in the Post-9/11 Classroomp. 398
Afterword: Remembering Wayne Boothp. 415
Rhetoric, Criticism, and My Many Selvesp. 417
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