Twentieth-century Roots Of Rhetorical Studies

Hardcover | March 1, 2001

EditorJim A. Kuypers, Andrew King

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Kuypers, King, and their contributors explore the conception of rhetoric of eleven key American rhetoricians through analyses of their life's work. Each chapter provides a sense of that scholar's conception of rhetoric, be it through criticism, theory, or teaching. The communication discipline often highlights the work of others outside the discipline; however, it rarely acclaims the work of its own critics, teachers, and theorists. In this collection, the essays explore the innate mode of perception that guided the rhetorical understanding of the early critics. In so doing, this work dispels the myth that the discipline of Speech Communication was spawned from a monolithic and rigid center that came to be called neo-Aristotelianism. Scholars and researchers involved with the history of rhetoric, rhetorical criticism and theory, and American public address uill find this title to be a necessary addition to their collection.

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Kuypers, King, and their contributors explore the conception of rhetoric of eleven key American rhetoricians through analyses of their life's work. Each chapter provides a sense of that scholar's conception of rhetoric, be it through criticism, theory, or teaching. The communication discipline often highlights the work of others outsid...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.5 × 6.34 × 1.18 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275964205

ISBN - 13:9780275964207

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"At a time when some people are asking where rhetoric is going, it is most appropriate for us to pause for a moment and see where it has been. Twentieth-Century Roots of Rhetorical Studies permits us to do just that. This superbly written work reminds us that few people can write as well as professional rhetoricians. It also reminds us what those who came before them contributed to our understanding of human communication over the past century. This effort provides wonderful memories for those of us who are older, and critical insights for those who are younger rhetorical scholars. A must read for anyone who is interested in rhetorical studies."-James C. McCroskey Professor, Department of Communication Studies West Virginia University