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Toward a rhetoric of insult

Author: Thomas M Conley
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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From high school cafeterias to the floor of Congress, insult is a truly universal and ubiquitous cultural practice with a long and earthy history. Viewed through the lens of the study of rhetoric, insult, Thomas M. Conley argues, is revealed as at once antisocial and crucial for human relations, both divisive and unifying. Taking in Monty Python, Shakespeare, Eminem, Cicero, Henry Ford, and the Latin poet Martial,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conley, Thomas M., 1941-
Toward a rhetoric of insult.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010
(OCoLC)741480938
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Conley
ISBN: 9780226114774 9780226114781 0226114775 0226114783
OCLC Number: 430736530
Description: viii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The range of insult --
Terms of abuse: the lexical approach --
Beyond the lexicon --
Non-verbal "terms" --
The problem of the intrinsic --
Traditional principles of insult --
Sex, lies, and rhetorical community --
All those nauseous epigrams of Martial --
The domestication of Sir John Falstaff --
"I shall taunt you a second time-a!": Monty Python --
Just add a dash of theology --
Lines and storylines --
Doing the dozens --
Mind your manners --
Insults as "rhetoric" --
Beyond "traditional" rhetoric --
The paradox of insult --
The economics of shame --
Maintaining vs. interrogating hierarchies --
Enforcing "civility" --
The aesthetic angle --
Ad bellum purificandum? --
A parting shot.
Responsibility: Thomas Conley.

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From high school cafeterias to the floor of Congress, from "The Daily Show" to every comments section on the internet, insult is a truly universal and ubiquitous cultural practice with a long and  Read more...

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