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Reagan and public discourse in America

Author: Michael Weiler; W Barnett Pearce
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1992.
Series: Studies in rhetoric and communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reagan and Public Discourse in America assesses the rhetorical legacy of the Reagan Presidency. The essays in this collection focus on a variety of domestic and foreign policy controversies and identify a broad range of persuasive strategies and devices to reveal how Ronald Reagan both appropriated and transformed American public discourse in the 1980s. Reagan's obvious skill at speech-making earned him the title  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Weiler; W Barnett Pearce
ISBN: 0817305858 9780817305857
OCLC Number: 25282319
Description: xi, 351 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the rhetorical analysis of the Reagan administration / W. Barnett Pearce, Michael Weiler --
Ceremonial discourse : the rhetorical ecology of the Reagan administration / Michael Weiler, W. Barnett Pearce --
Rhetoric, legitimation, and the end of the Cold War : Ronald Reagan at the Moscow Summit, 1988 / G. Thomas Goodnight --
President Reagan at the London Guildhall : a British interpretation / Robin Carter --
Acting like a president : or, what has Ronald Reagan done to political speaking? / J. Jeffrey Auer --
Antithesis and oxymoron : Ronald Reagan's figurative rhetorical structure / James Jasinski --
The transformation of actor to scene : some strategic grounds of the Reagan legacy / Jane Blankenship, Janette Kenner Muir. A rhetorical ambush at Reykjavik : a case study of the transformation of discourse / W. Barnett Pearce, Deborah K. Johnson, Robert J. Branham --
The paranoid style in foreign policy : Ronald Reagan's control of the situation in Nicaragua / Jeff D. Bass --
When the shoe is on the other foot : the Reagan administration's treatment of the shootdown of Iran Air 655 / Marilyn J. Young --
The Reagan attack on welfare / Michael Weiler --
The city as marketplace : a rhetorical analysis of the urban enterprise zone policy / DeLysa Burnier, David Descutner --
Civil religion and public argument : Reagan as public priest of the antiabortion movement / Catherine Helen Palczewski.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric and communication.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Weiler and W. Barnett Pearce.
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