Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century

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Bernard L. Brock
SUNY Press, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 292 pages
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This book contributes to the ongoing debate over the future of rhetorical theory and criticism by presenting the stands taken by a variety of prominent Burkean scholars on the following issues: the nature of the Burkean system, Burke and feminism, Burke and postmodernism and multiculturalism, and the nature of symbolic action. It demonstrates that Kenneth Burke anticipated many of the issues rhetorical theorists and critics face as they enter the 21st century.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Metabiology of Kenneth Burke
19
Toward an Ecology of Language
35
Kenneth Burkes PragmatismOld and New
71
A Feminist Addition
99
Reclaiming Burke
113
Kenneth Burkes Implicit Theory of Power
133
Burke de Man and
151
Lacan Burke and Human Motive
191
Burkean Social Hierarchy and the Ironic Investment
207
Kenneth Burke and
243
Contributors
269
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About the author (1999)

Bernard L. Brock is Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Art and Public Policy, Wayne State University. He is the author of Kenneth Burke and Contemporary European Thought: Rhetoric in Transition, Public Policy Decision-Making: A Systems and Comparative Advantages Approach, and the editor of Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth Century Perspective.

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