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The ethics and politics of speech : communication and rhetoric in the twentieth century

Author: Pat J Gehrke
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Ethics and Politics of Speech, Pat J. Gehrke provides an accessible yet intensive history of the speech communication discipline during the twentieth century. Drawing on several previously unpublished or unexamined sources--including essays, conference proceedings, and archival documents--Gehrke traces the evolution of communication studies and the dilemmas that often have faced academics in this field. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat J Gehrke
ISBN: 9780809329489 0809329484
OCLC Number: 304385625
Description: x, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preparing the speaker to stand tall --
Rhetoric, discussion, and character --
From speech science to rhetoric and philosophy --
Humanism, rhetoric, and existential ethics --
The ethics of objectivism and relativism --
The recalcitrance of humanism.
Responsibility: Pat J. Gehrke.

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