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Rhetoric

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  • Angelina Grimkeby Stephen H. Browne

    Michigan State University Press 1999; US$ 22.35

    Abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer, Angelina Grimké (1805-79) was among the first women in American history to seize the public stage in pursuit of radical social reform. "I will lift up my voice like a trumpet," she proclaimed, "and show this people their transgressions." And when she did lift her voice in public, on... more...

  • Enemyshipby Jeremy Engels

    Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95

    The Declaration of Independence is usually celebrated as a radical document that inspired revolution in the English colonies, in France, and elsewhere. In Enemyship , however, Jeremy Engels views the Declaration as a rhetorical strategy that outlined wildly effective arguments justifying revolution against a colonial authority?and then threatened... more...

  • On the Frontier of Scienceby Leah Ceccarelli

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 35.95

    ?The frontier of science? is a metaphor that has become ubiquitous in American rhetoric, from its first appearance in the public address of early twentieth-century American intellectuals and politicians who aligned a mythic national identity with scientific research, to its more recent use in scientists? arguments in favor of increased research funding.... more...

  • Visions of Povertyby Robert Asen

    Michigan State University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    Images of poverty shape the debate surrounding it. In 1996, then President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform legislation repealing the principal federal program providing monetary assistance to poor families, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). With the president's signature this originally non-controversial program became the only... more...

  • Post-Realismby Francis A. Beer; Robert Hariman

    Michigan State University Press 1996; US$ 22.35

    Beer and Hariman provide a coherent set of essays that trace and challenge the tradition of realism which has dominated the thinking of academics and practitioners alike. These timely essays set out a systematic investigation of the major realist writers of the Post- War era, the foundational concepts of international politics, and representative... more...

  • Bending Spinesby Randall L. Bytwerk

    Michigan State University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    Why do totalitarian propaganda such as those created in Nazi Germany and the former German Democratic Republic initially succeed, and why do they ultimately fail? Outside observers often make two serious mistakes when they interpret the propaganda of this time. First, they assume the propaganda worked largely because they were supported by a... more...

  • Cold War Rhetoricby Martin J. Medhurst; Robert L. Ivie; Philip Wander

    Michigan State University Press 1997; US$ 18.35

    Cold War Rhetoric is the first book in over twenty years to bring a sustained rhetorical critique to bear on central texts of the Cold War. The rhetorical texts that are the subject of this book include speeches by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, the Murrow- McCarthy confrontation on CBS, the speeches and writings of peace advocates, and... more...

  • Truman and the Hiroshima Cultby Robert P. Newman

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 27.25

    The United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 to end World War II as quickly and with as few casualties as possible. That is the compelling and elegantly simple argument Newman puts forward in his new study of World War II's end, Truman and the Hiroshima Cult . According to Newman: (1) The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey conclusions... more...

  • Shared Land/Conflicting Identityby Robert C. Rowland; David A. Frank

    Michigan State University Press 2002; US$ 59.95

    Shared Land/Conflicting Identity: Trajectories of Israeli and Palestinian Symbol Use argues that rhetoric, ideology, and myth have played key roles in influencing the development of the 100-year conflict between first the Zionist settlers and the current Israeli people and the Palestinian residents in what is now Israel. The Israeli-Palestinian... more...

  • Christianity and the Mass Media in Americaby Quentin J. Schultze

    Michigan State University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The mass media and religious groups in America regularly argue about news bias, sex and violence on television, movie censorship, advertiser boycotts, broadcast and film content rating systems, government regulation of the media, the role of mass evangelism in a democracy, and many other issues. In the United States the major disputes between... more...