The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

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Shawn J. Parry-Giles, J. Michael Hogan
Wiley, Mar 25, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 496 pages
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The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address is a state-of-the-art companion to the field that showcases both the historical traditions and the future possibilities for public address scholarship in the twenty-first century.
  • Focuses on public address as both a subject matter and a critical perspective
  • Mindful of the connections between the study of public address and the history of ideas
  • Provides an historical overview of public address research and pedagogy, as well as a reassessment of contemporary public address scholarship by those most engaged in its practice
  • Includes in-depth discussions of basic issues and controversies public address scholarship
  • Explores the relationship between the study of public address and contemporary issues of civic engagement and democratic citizenship
  • Reflects the diversity of views among public address scholars, advancing on-going discussions and debates over the goals and character of rhetorical scholarship

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Shawn J. Parry-Giles is Professor of Communication and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland.  She is also the Director of the Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership, and the author of The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945-1955 (2001), and co-author of Constructing Clinton: Hyper-Reality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics (2002).

J. Michael Hogan is Professor of Communication at Penn State University. He is the author of many books, including The Panama Canal in American Politics (1986), The Nuclear Freeze Campaign (1994), and Woodrow Wilson's Western Tour (2006), along with two edited books, Rhetoric and Community (1998), and Rhetoric and Reform in the Progressive Era (2003).

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