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Rhetoric

Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation

Ancient declamation defies easy categorization. It stands at the crossroads of several modern disciplines. Only within the past few decades the complexity of declamation and the promise inherent in its study have come to be recognized. The book contains 13 essays from international scholars, engages with the multidisciplinary na...

Stories, Meaning, and Experience: Narrativity and Enaction

This book presents a complete reconsideration of the nature of narrative organization developed in the framework of a new and comprehensive approach to cognitive science: enaction. This new paradigm offers an understanding of human cognition based in the perception and sensory motor dynamics of an agent and a world. It argues th...

Language, Society and Power: An Introduction (4th)

Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, ...

The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing (11th Edition)

Whether you have years of experience as a teacher or are new to the classroom, you and your students can count on The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing to provide the support you need in first-year composition, with a rhetoric, an array of engaging readings, a research manual, and a handbook, all in a single book — and available onl...

Practically Speaking (2nd Edition)

Widely praised for its conversational tone and clear advice, Practically Speaking is the public speaking textbook your students will actually read. Filled with engaging stories and examples, sound scholarship and recent research, and useful tips and tricks, Practically Speaking shows students how to get started, practice thinkin...

Principles of Communication: Public Speaking

Custom Edition of "Communication: Principles for a Lifetime" by Beebe, Beebe, IvyBy Martin Mehl for Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo

Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

From the Constitution to the Bible, from literary classics to political sound bites, our modern lives are filled with numerous texts that govern and influence our behavior and beliefs. Whether in the courtrooms of our judiciaries or over our dining room tables, we argue over what these texts mean as we apply them to our lives. V...

The Rhetoric of Mao Zedong: Transforming China and Its People

  • Xing Lu |
  • 2017 |
  • pdf |
  • 2.34MB |
  • 261pages

Mao Zedong fundamentally transformed China from a Confucian society characterized by hierarchy and harmony into a socialist state guided by communist ideologies of class struggle and radicalization. It was a transformation made possible largely by Mao's rhetorical ability to attract, persuade, and mobilize millions of Chinese pe...

Essentials of Public Speaking (6th)

Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do, this value-priced public speaking text equips students with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING emphasizes critical thinking as it delivers abundant...