Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 24 items for :

  • "rhetorical analysis" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
James Baldwin’s Voice in “Notes of a Native Son”
Beth Tillman

This article is a close analysis of Baldwin’s voice in the essay “Notes of a Native Son.” Much has been written about Baldwin’s themes, but without his singular voice, the power of his works would not endure. Through his use of diction, repetition, alliteration and assonance, scene selection, and even punctuation, Baldwin provides the reader with a transformative experience by rendering his own experience accessible. The political and the personal are inextricable, a truth made unavoidable by the way Baldwin writes as much as by the subject he chooses. Examining how he crafts his voice allows us to understand more deeply the power of “Notes of a Native Son.”

James Baldwin Review
Mers el-Kébir and the rhetoric of imperial confrontation in July 1940
Rachel Chin

word choice and sentence construction served to construct a symbolic and patriotic sentiment. At the same time, they avoided placing blame upon the French nation, but rather, upon the perceived ‘non-French’ entity of the Bordeaux government. Crucially, this rhetorical analysis demonstrates not only the scope of factors that influence the planning and justification of a policy, but also how national

in Rhetorics of empire
A comparative visual rhetoric analysis of web design by far-right and left conspiracists in the United States
Lauren Cagle

by actors on both the left and right of the political spectrum. Studying this conspiracy theory thus provides us with an opportunity to compare the far right's rhetorical strategies with the left's framing and presentation of the same general content. Against this background, this chapter presents a comparative rhetorical analysis of the visual strategies used by US conspiracy theorists on the left and on the far right in their promulgation of the UNA21 conspiracy theory and concomitant framing of climate change

in Visualising far-right environments
New interdisciplinary essays

This book inscribes the uncanny time of Beauvoir's text as a space of otherness that opens itself up within the modernist project of feminist liberation. As Beauvoir interprets it, the tense of existentialism is also the tense of the postmodern. The author moves on to a consideration of the place of The Second Sex within feminist historiography. Yet central to The Second Sex is the question of woman as a subject in history. Despite Le Doeuff's claim that The Second Sex is 'a prolongation of the reading of Hegel', and despite the fact that Beauvoir talks about 'progress' and the 'evolution of woman's condition', Beauvoir is absolutely clear that this evolution has not been 'a continuous process' and that nothing can be known in advance about women's condition. The Second Sex 'continues to haunt' the texts written by 'most of the French feminists best known in Great Britain'. And in Atack's words, The Second Sex 'still stalks the horizons of our philosophical and cultural understandings'. The Second Sex is nevertheless postmodern in the sense that it continues to open up a series of problems present to modernity: identity, history, gender, representation. The readings in this book recognise Beauvoir's text as not only presenting an emancipatory narrative but as insisting on thinking through the difficult politics of emancipation in the as-yet-unfinished future past of feminism.

Abstract only
Evgeny Roshchin

managed to change its range of reference predominantly to ethics and normative discussion. This book will identify one central period of rhetorical re-description in the early modern period that produced the currently prevailing normative 22 Friendship among nations and ‘­naturalistic’ perspective on friendship. Rhetorical analysis of this period will examine authorial arguments, their relevant contexts and language games before and after the conceptual change. It will do so in order to show how the new perspective related to and superseded previous concepts of

in Friendship among nations
Steven Griggs
David Howarth

integral to the construction of particular practices and regimes. Now, rather belatedly, there have been efforts more recently to employ rhetorical analysis in political science and public policy. Interpretivists, social constructionists and various schools of discourse analysis have embraced rhetorical analysis, though with different emphases. Bevir and Rhodes (2003) develop an explicitly interpretivist perspective that centres on individual agents whose malleable beliefs are situated in incomplete discursive traditions. But, though their approach makes room for the

in The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom
Noelle Gallagher

, can be no more desirable than it is attainable, North concludes. Of course, the Examen ’s endorsement of contemporary reportage also works to justify North’s many references to his own personal observations or beliefs. North makes his experiences of the Restoration court a central source of his intellectual authority, accompanying his rhetorical analysis of Kennett’s work with a

in Historical literatures
Jens Eder

Selin Kesebir. 2010. ‘Morality.’ In Handbook of Social Psychology, 5th edition, edited by Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert and Gardner Lindzey, 797–​832. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Hall, Stuart. 1980 [1973]. ‘Encoding/​Decoding.’ In Culture, Media, Language:  Working Papers in Cultural Studies, 1972–​79, edited by the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, 128–​38. London: Hutchinson. Hesling, Willem. 1989. ‘Documentary Film and Rhetorical Analysis.’ In Image-​Reality-​ Spectator, edited by Willem de Greef and Willem Hesling, 101–​31. Leuven: Acco. Hochschild, Arlie

in Image operations
Shaping the future in the Cold War
Eva Horn

fiction a rhetorical analysis of the textual nature of this fiction. However, the point was that this fiction as fiction (i.e. as narrative and hypothesis) was directly operational in political terms. The crucial doctrine of security and stability during the Cold War, the strategy of mutual deterrence, was based not on facts and reality, on existing stockpiles of weapons and on military supremacy, but on hypotheses about the enemy’s options and potential actions or reactions in the future. It is not a coincidence that the doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) was

in Understanding the imaginary war
Patricia Pender

started: ‘Knowing the task so great, and strength but small’, she ‘Gave o’er the work before begun withal’ (lines 6–7). See J. Hensley (ed.), The Works of Anne Bradstreet, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967, pp. 173, 177, 192. Such pro­fessions of reluctance within poems can be subjected to the same rhetorical analysis that this chapter provides for Bradstreet’s paratexts. Susan Wiseman has considered expressions of authorial hesitation in The Four Monarchies as part of Bradstreet’s response to contemporary political developments. See S. Wiseman, Conspiracy and

in Early modern women and the poem