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The rhetoric of social intervention : an introduction

Author: Susan K Opt; Mark Gring
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2009.
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"Compatible with traditional and nontraditional approaches to criticism, the book's rhetoric of social intervention model provides a foundation for exploring, interpreting, and intervening in the rhetorical processes that underlie our symbol exchanges. Readers will learn to use the model to (1) reflect on their own symbolic natures, (2) identify rhetorical trends that generate social change, (3) critique social  Read more...
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Opt, Susan K.
Rhetoric of social intervention.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2009
(OCoLC)606491279
Online version:
Opt, Susan K.
Rhetoric of social intervention.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2009
(OCoLC)607779792
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan K Opt; Mark Gring
ISBN: 9781412956895 1412956897 9781412956901 1412956900
OCLC Number: 226038217
Description: xviii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section I: The rhetoric of social intervention model. Rhetoric as social intervention ; Naming as social intervention ; Systemic naming as social intervention ; Widening circles of intervention ; Process and practice of RSI criticism ; Process and practice of intervention --
Section II: RSI criticism essays. From count them out to count us in: renaming the expectancies of down syndrome / Shannon DeBord ; "The lady's not for turning": Margaret Thatcher's attention intervention / Seth Phillips and Mark A Gring ; The butterflies' rhetorical challenge: the choices of social interveners / Omolara Oyelakin ; Born to power: influence in the rhetoric of the posse comitatus / Lee Snyder.
Responsibility: Susan K. Opt, Mark Gring.
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The first-ever thorough exploration and discussion of the rhetorical model of social invention [RSI] (initially conceived by rhetorical theorist William R. Brown) for today's students and scholars.  Read more...

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