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Rhetoric, Knowledge and the Public Sphere

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This volume shows the significance of rhetorical construction of knowledge in the public sphere. It addresses the issues of citizenship and social participation, media agendas, surveillance and manipulation. It offers analyses of trends in specialist communication and critiques of devices used when contested interests or ideologies are presented.

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Titel: Rhetoric, Knowledge and the Public Sphere
Autoren/Herausgeber: Agnieszka Kampka, Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Studies in Language, Culture and Society
Ausgabe: Neuausgabe

ISBN/EAN: 9783631666333

Seitenzahl: 246
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 420 g
Sprache: Englisch

Agnieszka Kampka is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English, Opole University, Poland.

Public deliberation depends on how skillful communicators are in establishing their version of what is known to be publicly acceptable. This volume provides rhetorical analyses of institutional websites, political speeches, scientific presentations, journalistic accounts or visual entertainment. It shows the significance of rhetorical construction of knowledge in the public sphere. It addresses the issues of citizenship and social participation, media agendas, surveillance and verbal or visual manipulation. It offers rhetorical critiques of current trends in specialist communication and of devices used when contested interests or ideologies are presented.

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