Twentieth-century Roots of Rhetorical Studies

Twentieth-century Roots of Rhetorical Studies

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Kuypers, King, and their contributors explore the conception of rhetoric of eleven key American rhetoricians through analyses of their life's work. Each chapter uncovers the innate mode of perception that guided the rhetorical understanding of a particular critic. In so doing, this work dispels the myth that the discipline of Speech Communication was spawned from a monolithic and rigid center that came to be called neo-Aristotelianism.

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Explores the conception of rhetoric of eleven key American rhetoricians.

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Complaining that professors in their own discipline neglect 20th-century figures in favor of historical ones, US scholars of communication profile 11 men and women of the past century who have contributed significantly to the field of rhetoric. They do not attempt comprehensive historical or bibliographical coverage, but distil the achievements of each. In addition to celebrating recent leaders in the field, the anthology also seeks to counter the negative connotations of rhetoric among the public and even communications professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
ISBN: 9780313002540
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 308 pages) : portraits
Additional Contributors: Kuypers, Jim A.
King, Andrew 1947-


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