Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity by Jeffrey Walker

By Jeffrey Walker

This e-book bargains a counter-traditional account of the historical past of either rhetoric and poetics. In respond to conventional rhetorical histories, which view "rhetoric" basically as an artwork of sensible civic oratory, the publication argues in 4 prolonged essays that epideictic-poetic eloquence used to be principal, even basic, to the rhetorical culture in antiquity. In essence, Jeffrey Walker's learn accomplishes what on this planet of rhetoric reports quantities to a revolution: he demonstrates that during antiquity rhetoric and poetry couldn't be seen separately.

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Science Reason Rhetoric by Henry Krips, J.E. McGuire, Trevor Melia

By Henry Krips, J.E. McGuire, Trevor Melia

This quantity marks a different collaboration by means of the world over special students within the heritage, rhetoric, philosophy, and sociology of science.  Converging at the crucial problems with rhetoric of technology, the essays specialise in figures similar to Galileo, Harvey, Darwin, von Neumann; and on concerns comparable to the talk over chilly fusion or the continental flow controversy.  Their energy attests to the burgeoning curiosity within the rhetoric of science.

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3,500 Good Quotes for Speakers by Gerald Lieberman

By Gerald Lieberman

Few issues boost a speech larger than a well-chosen citation, and during this e-book you can find whatever for each subject and each celebration. even if you are after the knowledge of the a long time or a zingy wisecrack on any topic from skill to Zoo, it truly is right here, prepared alphabetically for simple reference. a significant reference and a satisfaction simply to flick thru besides.

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Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? by S. Rebecca Leigh

By S. Rebecca Leigh

This ebook addresses (and goals to dismantle) author woundedness, a kingdom of being that stops scholars from trusting themselves as in a position to writing anything they could be ok with. Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invitations scholars to start a brand new writing background via a set of forty eight free-writes that discover checklist writing, aesthetic writing, note craft, and writing that delves into own lifestyles tales. those free-writes are invites to improve a lead or enhance a narrative identify, to find a character's identify or change one notice for an additional that's extra bright, to find a narrative thought or revise a story's concentration. greater than this, Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? emphasizes inventive realization over correctness, the place writing is a car for exploring identification and (re)claiming voice throughout a number of grade degrees. This booklet is for the wounded scholar author up to it really is for the wounded lecture room instructor as author, who may possibly suppose careworn by means of his/her personal writing historical past such that he/she struggles with the place or the best way to begin. for every free-write, Leigh bargains ahead of Writing, in the course of Writing, and After Writing feedback with samples of pupil writing to steer academics into writing engagements with their scholars that holiday down partitions and open up new vistas.

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Child Protection Work: Beyond the Rhetoric by Helen Buckley

By Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative research of kid defense practices this e-book takes a close examine what execs truly 'do', contrasting the rather hassle-free strategy illustrated in procedural tips with the uncertainty of the 'real global' of kid defense paintings. Having saw case discussions and baby safeguard meetings and interviewed pros desirous about baby security paintings, Helen Buckley units out to explain the standards that impression determination making during this field.

Exploring the perform frameworks and sense-making strategies hired through baby care execs she demonstrates the significance of the cultural, political and organisational context during which the paintings is conducted. The processing of said baby safeguard matters is from the earliest phases of id to review, conferencing and long term tracking. additionally, facts from interviews with mom and dad who've been eager about baby security investigations presents a extremely important point of view for professionals.

Emphasising that perform is a dynamic method requiring consistent mirrored image and evaluate, this publication seems past procedural instructions to assist pros, teachers and coverage makers concerned with baby review and safety to realize a deeper realizing in their work.

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The method of metaphor by Ball, Bethan; Raffel, Stanley; Rhys, Emma; Sarlos, Stephanie

By Ball, Bethan; Raffel, Stanley; Rhys, Emma; Sarlos, Stephanie

Both facets in controversies are likely to argue they've got good judgment on their part. This booklet proposes that the interminable nature of those controversies indicates there's a challenge with the most device of common sense, the syllogism. Drawing on modern advancements in social idea and philosophy, Stanley Raffel argues that metaphors are usually not simply aesthetic instruments; they is usually used to pass judgement on phenomena. that includes case stories drawn from either literary fabric and present arguable debates, The approach to Metaphor eventually demonstrates the worth of this ignored capability of metaphoric reasoning and indicates its far-reaching implications in either ethical habit and ethical education.

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Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the by Suzanne Clark

By Suzanne Clark

Chilly Warriors: Manliness on Trial within the Rhetoric of the West returns to universal cultural forces—the West, anticommunism, and manliness—to exhibit how they mixed to suppress dissent and dominate the unruliness of literature within the identify of a countrywide identification after global warfare II. Few notice how a lot the domination of a “white male” American literary canon used to be a product now not of lengthy historical past, yet of the chilly warfare. Suzanne Clark describes right here how the chilly warfare excluded girls writers on numerous degrees, including others—African American, local American, bad, males in addition to women—who have been overlooked within the fight over white male identity. Clark first exhibits how defining national/individual/American identification within the chilly warfare concerned a new configuration of cultural historical past. while, it known as upon the nostalgia for the outdated discourses of the West (the nationwide manliness asserted by means of Theodore Roosevelt) to assert that there has been and continuously were just one genuine American identity. By subverting the claims of a countrywide id, Clark reveals, many male writers risked falling open air the limits not just of public rhetoric but in addition of the literary global: males as varied from each other because the determinedly masculine Ernest Hemingway and the antiheroic storyteller of the typical, Bernard Malamud. both vocal and contentious, chilly battle girls writers have been unwilling to be silenced, as Clark demonstrates in her dialogue of the paintings of Mari Sandoz and Ursula Le Guin. The ebook concludes with a dialogue of the way the silencing of gender, race, and sophistication in chilly conflict writing maintained its self-discipline till the eruptions of the sixties. via wondering the identification politics of manliness within the chilly conflict context of persecution and trial, Clark reveals that the involvement of guys in identification politics set the degree for our next cultural heritage.

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Theorizing Language: Analysis, Normativity, Rhetoric, by T. J. Taylor

By T. J. Taylor

Even if what language clients in several cultures say approximately their very own language has lengthy been well-known as of power curiosity, its theoretical value to the learn of language has generally been regarded as not more than peripheral. Theorizing Language is the 1st ebook to put the reflexive personality of language on the very centre either one of its empirical learn and of its theoretical explanation.

Language can basically be defined as a cultural made from the reflexive software of its personal inventive powers to build, control, and provides conceptual shape to things of realizing. Language is itself, before everything, an item of cultural figuring out. Theoretical analyses of language that have overlooked its reflexive personality, or just taken its results without any consideration, in basic terms impose their very own man made constructions on their analytical object.

The first a part of this publication discusses the implications of neglecting this reflexive personality for the technical ideas and techniques that are utilized in analysing varieties of communicational phenomena. within the moment half, normativity - a vital element of language's reflexive nature - is tested. The book's 3rd and ultimate half specializes in specific concerns within the background of linguistic concept which undergo witness to the rhetoric of language theorizing as a reflexive kind of inquiry.

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