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Visual rhetoric : a reader in communication and American culture

Author: Lester C Olson; Cara A Finnegan; Diane S Hope
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Visual images, artifacts, and performances play a powerful part in shaping U.S. culture. To understand the dynamics of public persuasion, students must understand this "visual rhetoric." This anthology contains 20 studies of visual rhetoric, exploring an array of visual communication forms, from photographs, prints, television documentary, and film to stamps, advertisements, and tattoos."--Jacket.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester C Olson; Cara A Finnegan; Diane S Hope
ISBN: 9781412949194 141294919X
OCLC Number: 174501266
Description: xxvi, 437 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword: Visual rhetorical studies : traces through time and space / Bruce E. Gronbeck --
Visual rhetoric in communication : continuing questions and contemporary issues / Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, Diane S. Hope --
Section I: Performing and seeing. The performative dimension of surveillance : Jacob Riss' How the other half lives / Reginald Twigg ; Embodying normal miracles / Nathan Stormer ; Recognizing Lincoln : image vernaculars in nineteenth-century visual culture / Cara A. Finnegan ; "What lips these lips have kissed" : refiguring the politics of queer public kissing / Charles E. Morris III and John M. Sloop --
Section II: Remembering and memorializing. The rhetoric of the frame : revisioning archival photographs in The Civil War / Judith Lancioni ; Representative form and the visual ideograph : the Iwo Jima image in editorial cartoons / Janis L. Edwards and Carol K. Winkler ; Reproducing civil rights tactics : the rhetorical performances of the Civil Rights Memorial / Carole Blair and Neil Michel ; Remembering World War II : the rhetoric and politics of national commemoration at the turn of the 21st century / Barbara A. Biesecker ; Public identity an collective memory in U.S. iconic photography : the image of "accidental napalm" / Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites --
Section III: Confronting and resisting. The precarious visibility of self-stigmatization : the case of HIV/AIDS tattoos / Dan Brouwer ; Encountering visions of Aztlán : arguments for ethnic pride, community activism, and cultural revitalization in Chicano murals / Margaret R. LaWare ; The Guerrilla Girls' comic politics of subversion / Anne Teresa Demo ; Behold the corpse : violent images and the case of Emmet Till / Christine Harold and Kevin Michael DeLuca --
Section IV: Commodifying and consuming. The forces of Callas kiss : the 1997 Apple advertising campaign, "Think different" / Ronald E. Shields ; "Put your stamp on history" : the USPS commemorative program Celebrate the century and post modern collective memory / Ekaterina V. Haskins ; Memorializing affluence in the postwar family : Kodak's colorama in Grand Central Terminal (1950-1990) / Diane S. Hope --
Section V: Governing and authorizing. Benjamin Franklin's pictorial representations of the British colonies in America : a study in rhetorical iconology / Lester C. Olson ; Presidential rhetoric's visual turn : performance fragments and the politics of illusionism / Keith V. Erickson ; Mediating Hillary Rodham Clinton : television news practices and image-making in the postmodern age / Shawn J. Parry-Giles ; "To veil the threat of terror" : Afghan women and the <clash of civilizations> in the imagery of the U.S. war on terrorism / Dana L. Cloud --
Afterword: Look, rhetoric! / Thomas W. Benson.
Responsibility: Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, Diane S. Hope, editors.
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