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The Rhetoric of Social Intervention : an Introduction.

Author: Susan K Opt; Dr Mark A Gring
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2008.
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Authors Susan Opt and Mark Gring present the first-ever thorough exploration and discussion of the rhetoric of social intervention model [RSI] (initially conceived by rhetorical theorist William R. Brown) for today's students, scholars, and professionals. This unique communication-based model, compatible with traditional and non-traditional critical approaches, provides readers with a systemic framework for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan K Opt; Dr Mark A Gring
ISBN: 9781452215235 1452215235
OCLC Number: 809774213
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Section I: The Rhetoric of Social Intervention Model1. Rhetoric as Social Intervention Intervention Systems Rhetoric Rhetorical Criticism RSI Model Rhetorical Lenses Book Overview Chapter Summary Review Questions Chapter Exercises Service Learning Exercise Under the Lens: Sharing Students' Insights2. Naming as a Social Intervention Naming Overview The Naming Process The Rhetorical Functions of Naming The Rhetorical Strategies of Naming Chapter Summary Review Questions Chapter Exercises Service Learning Exercise Under the Lens: Making Sense of Experience3. Systemic Naming as Social Intervention Ideology Need Subsystem: Intrapersonal Categorizing Power Subsystem: Interpersonal Categorizing Attention Subsystem: Interpretative Categorizing Subsystems as Holographic Systems Chapter Summary Review Questions Chapter Exercises Service Learning Exercise Under the Lens: Abstracting From Experience4. Widening Circles of Intervention System Intervention Attention Intervention Power Intervention Need Intervention Ideology Intervention Chapter Summary Review Questions Chapter Exercises Service Learning Exercise Under the Lens: Compensating for Social Order Challenges5. Process and Practice of RSI Criticism Preanalysis: Naming the Social Intervention Analysis: Asking Critical Questions Postanalysis: Writing the Critical Essay Chapter Summary Review Questions Chapter Exercises Service Learning Exercise Under the Lens: Finding Inspiration6. Process and Practice of Intervention The Model as Practical Intervention The Model as Rhetorical Intervention The Book as Intervention Chapter Summary Review Questions Chapter Exercises Service Learning Exercise Under the Lens: Interpreting ScholarshipSection II: RSI Criticism EssaysRSI Essays IntroductionEssay 1: From Count Them Out to Count Us In, by Shannon DeBordEssay 2: "The Lady's Not for Turning," by Seth Phillips and Mark GringEssay 3: The Butterflies' Rhetorical Challenge, by Omolara OyelakinEssay 4: Born to Power, by Lee Snyder

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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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