Beyond Public Speech and Symbols: Explorations in the Rhetoric of Politicians and the Media

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Christ'l de Landtsheer, Ofer Feldman
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 286 pages
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De Landtsheer and Feldman draw together a collection of research essays examining the nature, characteristics, content, and reception of public rhetoric in various cultures and social settings. The volume focuses on three concerns. First, it examines public speech and symbols in various countries in both the East and the West. Second, it details various methods to study political discourse. Third, it reviews public speech and symbols in relationship to citizenship.

As a unique study of the ways in which public speech works in a variety of nations to liberate and educate when it bridges the gaps between political elites and regular citizens, this volume should appeal to anyone, including scholars and researchers, with an interest in better understanding the burgeoning world of political communication.

 

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Contents

New Labour New Rhetoric? An Analysis of the Rhetoric of Tony Blair
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DomainRelated Variation in Integrative Complexity A Measure of Political Importance and Responsiveness? Clinton Gingrich Gorbachev and Variou...
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Political Language and the Search for an Honorable Peace Presidents Kennedy and Johnson Their Advisers and Vietnam Decision Making
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The Eyesore of the Beholder Beauty as Political Discourse in the 1998 Venezuelan Presidential Elections
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Linguistic Strategy of Involvement An Emergence of New Political Speech in Japan
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A Psycholinguistic Analysis of the European Unions Political Discourse Regarding the IsraeliPalestinian Conflict 19801995
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National versus Global Public Discourse in the Era of Multichannelism The Introduction of Commercial and Cable Television in Israel as an Empirica...
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Mythical Thinking Aristotelian Logic and Metaphors in the Parliament of Ukraine
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Nonoratorical Discourse and Political Humor in Japan Editorial Cartoons Satire and Attitudes Toward Authority
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Using the Internet in Political Campaigns Campaign Evidence from Interactive Interviews with Novice Users
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Visions of a Tragedy Symbolic Convergence in the Print Media Coverage of the Murrah Building Bombing in Oklahoma City
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Symbolism and Social Movements How US Political Debates Are Shaped and Citizens Attitudes Influenced by Symbolic Communiques
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Public Speech Symbols and Democratic Citizenship East and West
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Index
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About the Editors and Contributors
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About the author (2000)

CHRIST'L DE LANDTSHEER is Associate Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research of the University of Amsterdam. Her numerous publications and international lectures focus on political communications, rhetoric, European integration, and political psychology. She is coeditor, with Ofer Feldman, of Politically Speaking: A Worldwide Examination of Language Used in the Public Sphere (Praeger, 1998).

OFER FELDMAN is Associate Professor at Naruto University of Education, Japan. The author or editor of numerous books and articles, he is the executive editor of Politics and the News Media in Japan (1993). His present work focuses on political discourse and metaphors in Japan.

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