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Clockwork Rhetoric

By Barry Brummett
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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This unique book explores how the aesthetic and cultural movement "Steampunk" persuades audiences and wins new acolytes. Steampunk is an aesthetic style grounded in the Victorian era, in clothing and accoutrements modeled on a heightened and hyper-extended age of steam. In addition to its modeling of attire and other symbolic trappings, what is most distinctive is its adherents' use of a machined aesthetic based on steam engines and early electrical machinery: gears, pistons, shafts, wheels, induction motors, clockwork and so forth. The aesthetic was first articulated in literature in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. The American West later contributed images to the aesthetic--revolvers, locomotives, and rifles of the late nineteenth century. Among young people steampunk has found common aesthetic cause with Goth style. Examples from literature and popular culture include William Gibson's fiction, China Miéville's novels, the classic film Metropolis, and the BBC series Doctor Who. This volume recognizes that steampunk, a unique popular culture phenomenon, presents a prime opportunity for rhetorical criticism. Steampunk's art, style, and narratives convey complex social and political meanings. Chapters in Clockwork Rhetoric explore topics ranging from jewelry to Japanese anime to contemporary imperialism to fashion. Throughout, the book demonstrates how language influences consumers of steampunk to hold certain social and political attitudes and commitments.

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If It Was Not For Terrorism

By Banu Baybars Hawks,Lemi Baruh
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443832332
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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If It Was Not for Terrorism: Crisis, Compromise, and Elite Discourse in the Age of “War on Terror” aims to investigate questions regarding the hegemonic power that is exercised by elites (and mass media) through the discourse of “War on Terror.” The chapters in the volume provide case studies from a wide variety of geographies to debate questions regarding the construction of the meaning of “terrorism,” communication of collective identities and otherness, and media frames regarding the “War on Terror,” civil liberties, and government restrictions. In bringing this collection together, it was the editors’ intention to provide a venue for discussion of expressions and diverse concerns around the themes of media and terrorism from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The edited volume is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on elite discourse about the definition of “terrorism” and discursive strategies involved in construction of “us” vs. “others.” The second part of the volume investigates issues related to media framing of the compromises that are deemed necessary for success in the “War on Terror.” At the same time, several chapters of this part also identify opportunities for resistance to hegemonic discourse.

The Clockwork Universe

By Edward Dolnick
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062042262
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 333
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New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as we know it, and remade our understanding of the world. Dolnick’s earth-changing story of Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of modern science is at once an entertaining romp through the annals of academic history, in the vein of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, and a captivating exploration of a defining time for scientific progress, in the tradition of Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder.

Análisis y propuestas educativas sobre género y diversidad sexual: Sociedades y escrituras en continuas transformaciones.

By Jaime Puig Guisado
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  • Publisher : Dykinson
  • Book Code : 8413774217
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Education
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En la presente recopilación de artículos se encuentra como denominador común la diversidad sexual y el género como eje central e hilo conductor; política, semántica, prensa y educación son el objeto de estudio en el compendio científico que se presenta en las siguientes páginas con el objetivo de colaborar y legitimar la necesidad de ampliar las investigaciones con enfoque de género. Sin embargo, como se irá observando a lo largo de los textos que conforman esta publicación, los temas que dentro de cada disciplina toman protagonismo en cada uno de ellos son amplios y polivalentes, lo que demuestra una vez más la interseccionalidad de esta perspectiva en todos los ámbitos, al igual que la necesidad de tenerla presente como categoría de análisis. En los artículos que veremos a continuación queda patente lo oportuno de incluir esta perspectiva de género en toda su amplitud para analizar cualquiera que sea el objeto de estudio, desde los estudios de la mujer sobre contenido filológico hasta las corrientes del ciberfeminismo, pasando por la creación de contenidos coeducativos.

Clockwork Fairies

By Cat Rambo
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429927569
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 475
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Desiree feels the most at home with her clockwork creations, but Claude worries about all this science and Darwinist nonsense—after all, where do clockwork fairies fall in the Great Chain of Being? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Privileged Populists

By Micah J. Fleck
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0755627407
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 143
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Counter-revolution has long been a tool of propagandists to redirect populist movements from achieving actual liberation for themselves. But what happens when counter-revolutionaries begin to believe their own claims of genuine revolution? What leads to such a phenomenon? And how big a role does mainstream political ideology and policy play in the mass ignorance and revisionism that has now allowed nationalism to influence national elections? Privileged Populists sets out to answer these questions while aiming to understand the organic emergence of anti-political populism within the context of late-stage capitalism in the West. This book analyses how these elements inform and validate each other as means of appealing to the growing sense of cultural angst and economic unrest within the conservative working class-and unwittingly giving undue credence to some of the most extreme right-wing ideological claims in the process. What results is a journey through the history of revolutionary thought (and how that history has been distorted over time), as well as an anthropological investigation of populism itself as a naturally occurring logic within groups-and how it can be exploited in the absence of substantive mainstream solutions to present-day economic crises.

Rethinking the Rhetorical Presidency

By Jeffrey Friedman,Shterna Friedman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135755914
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 442
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In The Rhetorical Presidency, Jeffrey Tulis argues that the president’s relationship to the public has changed dramatically since the Constitution was enacted: while previously the president avoided any discussions of public policy so as to avoid demagoguery, the president is now expected to go directly to the public, using all the tools of rhetoric to influence public policy. This has effectively created a "second" Constitution that has been layered over, and in part contradicts, the original one. In our volume, scholars from different subfields of political science extend Tulis’s perspective to the judiciary and Congress; locate the origins of the constitutional change in the Progressive Era; highlight the role of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and the mass media in transforming the presidency; discuss the nature of demagoguery and whether, in fact, rhetoric is undesirable; and relate the rhetorical presidency to the public’s ignorance of the workings of a government more complex than the Founders imagined. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society.

The Rhetorical Foundations Of Society

By Ernesto Laclau
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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Book Code : 1781682186
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 123
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The essays collected in this volume develop the theoretical perspective initiated in Laclau and Mouffe’s Hegemony and Socialist Strategy in three main directions. First, by exploring the specificity of social antagonisms and answering the question ‘What is an antagonistic relation?’, an issue which has become increasingly crucial in our globalized world, where the proliferation of conflicts and points of rupture is eroding their links to the social subjects postulated by classical social analysis. This leads the author to a second line of questioning: what is the ontological terrain that allows us to conceive the nature of social relations in our heterogeneous world, a task that he addresses with theoretical instruments coming from analytical philosophy and from the phenomenological and structuralist traditions. Finally, central to the argument of the book is the basic role attributed to rhetorical movements – metaphor, metonymy, catachresis – in shaping the ‘non-foundational’ grounds of society.

The Sensory Modes of Animal Rhetorics

By Alex C. Parrish
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030767124
  • Total of Pages : 349
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 379
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The Sensory Modes of Animal Rhetorics: A Hoot in the Light presents the latest research in animal perception and cognition in the context of rhetorical theory. Alex C. Parrish explores the science of animal signaling that shows human and nonhuman animals share similar rhetorical strategies—such as communicating to manipulate or persuade—which suggests the vast impact sensory modalities have on communication in nature. The book demonstrates new ways of seeing humans and how we have separated ourselves from, and subjectified, the animal rhetor. This type of cross-species study allows us to trace the origins of our own persuasive behaviors, providing a deeper and more inclusive history of rhetoric than ever before.

The Politics of Economic Leadership

By B. Dan Wood
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691225621
  • Total of Pages : 221
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 418
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The American president is widely viewed by the public and media as the nation's single most influential political and economic figure. But social scientists have often concluded that presidential words fall "on deaf ears" or have little lasting impact on policy or public opinion. Then why did Bill Clinton make 12,798 public references to the economy during his eight years in office compared with Harry Truman's mere 2,124 during his own two terms? Why George W. Bush's 3,351 remarks during his first term? Did all these words matter? The Politics of Economic Leadership is the first comprehensive effort to examine when, why, and how presidents talk about the economy, as well as whether the president's economic rhetoric matters. It demonstrates conclusively that such presidential words do matter. Using an unprecedented compendium of every known unique statement by U.S. presidents about the economy from World War II through the first George W. Bush administration, Dan Wood measures the relative intensity and optimism of presidents' economic rhetoric. His pathbreaking statistical analysis shows that presidential words can affect everything from approval of the president's job performance to perceptions of economic news, consumer confidence, consumer behavior, business investment, and interest rates. The impacts are both immediate and gradual. Ultimately, Wood concludes, rhetoric is indeed a tool of presidential leadership that can be used unilaterally to affect a range of political and economic outcomes.

Old Lines, New Forces

By Robert K.. Morris
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838617717
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Draws together a dozen essays by the foremost contemporary critics of the British novel to examine its growth in the sixties. The collection of critical pieces is devoted to major, minor, and rising novelists who are cultivating the seedbed of contemporary fictional talent in England today.