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The Enthymeme Syllogism, Reasoning, and Narrative in Ancient Greek Rhetoric

The Enthymeme Syllogism, Reasoning, and Narrative in Ancient Greek Rhetoric

Author: James Fredal Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Central to rhetorical theory, the enthymeme is most often defined as a truncated syllogism. Suppressing a premise that the audience already knows, this rhetorical device relies on the audience to fill in the missing information, thereby making the argument more persuasive. James Fredal argues that this view of the enthymeme is wrong. Presenting a new exegesis of Aristotle and classic texts of Attic oratory, Fredal shows that not only is the standard reading of Aristotle's enthymeme inaccurate, but Aristotle himself distorts what enthymemes are and how they work. From close analysis of the Rhetoric, Topics, and Analytics, Fredal finds that Aristotle's enthymeme is, in fact, not syllogistic and is different from the enthymeme as it was used by Attic orators such as Lysias and Isaeus. Fredal argues that the enthymeme, as it was originally understood and used, is a technique of storytelling, primarily forensic storytelling, aimed at eliciting from the audience an inference about a narrative. According to Fredal, narrative rather than formal logic is the seedbed of the enthymeme and of rhetoric more broadly. Groundbreaking in its scope, The Enthymeme reassesses a fundamental doctrine of rhetorical instruction, clarifies the viewpoints of the tradition, and presents a new form of rhetoric for further study and use. This book will be welcomed by scholars and students of classical rhetoric, the history of rhetoric, and rhetorical theory, as well as communications studies, classical studies, and classical philosophy.

Metanoia Rhetoric, Authenticity, and the Transformation of the Self

Metanoia Rhetoric, Authenticity, and the Transformation of the Self

Author: Adam Ellwanger, Pat J. Gehrke Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Western culture is in a moment when wholly new kinds of personal transformations are possible, but authentic transformation requires both personal testimony and public recognition. In this book, Adam Ellwanger takes a distinctly rhetorical approach to analyzing how the personal and the public relate to an individual's transformation and develops a new vocabulary that enables the critical assessment of authenticity. The concept of metanoia is central to this project. Charting the history of metanoia from its original use in the classical tradition to its adoption by early Christians as a term for religious conversion, Ellwanger shows that metanoia involves a change within a person that results in a truer version of him- or herself-a change in character or ethos. He then applies this theory to our contemporary moment, finding that metanoia provides unique insight into modern forms of self-transformation. Drawing on ancient and medieval sources, including Thucydides, Plato, Paul the Apostle, and Augustine, as well as contemporary discourses of self-transformation, such as the public testimonies of Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, Ellwanger elucidates the role of language in signifying and authenticating identity. Timely and original, Ellwanger's study formulates a transhistorical theory of personal transformation that will be of interest to scholars working in social theory, philosophy, rhetoric, and the history of Christianity.

More Justice, More Peace When Peacemakers Are Advocates

More Justice, More Peace When Peacemakers Are Advocates

Author: Susanne Terry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Food Television and Otherness in the Age of Globalization

Food Television and Otherness in the Age of Globalization

Author: Casey Ryan Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Food Television and Otherness in the Age of Globalization examines the growing popularity of food and travel television and its implications for how we understand the relationship between food, place, and identity. Attending to programs such as Bizarre Foods, Bizarre Foods America, The Pioneer Woman, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Man vs. Food, and No Reservations, Casey Ryan Kelly critically examines the emerging rhetoric of culinary television, attending to how American audiences are invited to understand the cultural and economic significance of global foodways. This book shows how food television exoticizes foreign cultures, erases global poverty, and contributes to myths of American exceptionalism. It takes television seriously as a site for the reproduction of cultural and economic mythology where representations of food and consumption become the commonsense of cultural difference and economic success.

The Evolution and Social Impact of Video Game Economics

The Evolution and Social Impact of Video Game Economics

Author: Hsuan-Yi Chou, Mark D Cruea, Steve Cuff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Today, consumers of video games spend over $22.4 billion each year; using more complex and multi-layered strategies, game developers attempt to extend the profitability of their products from a simple one-time sale, to continuous engagement with the consumer. The Evolution and Social Impact of Video Game Economics examines paradigmatic changes in the economic structure of the video game industry from a media effects and game design perspective. This book explores how game developers have changed how they engage players in order to facilitate continuous financial transactions. Contributors look from the advent of microtransactions and downloadable content (DLCs) to the impact of planned obsolescence, impulse buying, and emotional control. This collection takes a broad view of the game dynamics and market forces that drive the video game industry, and features international contributors from Asia, Europe, and Australia.

From Awareness to Commitment in Public Health Campaigns The Awareness Myth

From Awareness to Commitment in Public Health Campaigns The Awareness Myth

Author: Myleea D Hill, Marceline Thompson-Hayes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Attempts to raise awareness on a multitude of health issues may actually be counter-productive and even dangerous to solving contemporary health problems. From Awareness to Commitment in Public Health Campaigns: The Awareness Myth discusses several myths of the benefits of raising awareness. Myleea Hill and Marceline Thompson-Hayes argue that using awareness as an end-point in public health campaigns is misguided and does more harm than good. They offer a model of the current awareness culture that simply leads to an ever-increasing cycle of awareness without behavioral change or sustained participation and support for causes. Then, they demonstrates how three factors (recognition involvement, knowledge-seeking and education, and participation) intersect to create commitment to solving and alleviating health problems through various methods of communication (social media, mass communication, and interpersonal communication).

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher Stateswoman of the Twentieth Century

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher Stateswoman of the Twentieth Century

Author: Janet L Fallon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher: Stateswoman of the Twentieth Century represents broad analysis of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's communicative appeals, rhetorical efforts, and campaign and media strategies--viewed within an historical context--as symbolic acts intended to induce and enact political, social, and economic change in the United Kingdom during the latter quarter of the twentieth century. Janet Fallon focuses on the aggregate of Thatcher's life experiences including family background, education, years in the House of Commons, and other key biographical and historical influences that informed her world of ideas and her articulation of words, and marked her ascent both to premiership as Britain's first Madam Prime Minister in 1979 and further to her international status as a stateswoman. Margaret Thatcher's voice from the mid-1970s into the early 1990s and even beyond was the primary voice communicating a vision of a new reality and a new order for Britain.

Reimagining Communication: Meaning

Reimagining Communication: Meaning

Reimagining Communication: Meaning surveys the foundational theoretical and methodological approaches that continue to shape Communication Studies, synthesizing the complex relationship of communication to meaning making in a uniquely accessible and engaging way. The Reimagining Communication series develops a new information architecture for the field of communications studies, grounded in its interdisciplinary origins and looking ahead to emerging trends as researchers take into account new media technologies and their impacts on society and culture. Reimagining Communication: Meaning brings together international authors to provide contemporary perspectives on Semiotics, Hermeneutics, Paralanguage, Corpus Analysis, Critical Theory, Intercultural Communication, Global Culture, Cultural Hybridity, Postcolonialism, Feminism, Political Economy, Propaganda, Cultural Capital, Media Literacy, Media Ecology, and Media Psychology. The volume is designed as a reader for scholars and a textbook for students, offering a new approach for comprehending the vast diversity of communications topics in today's globally networked world. This will be an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scholars of communication, broadcast media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.

Reimagining Communication: Meaning

Reimagining Communication: Meaning

Reimagining Communication: Meaning surveys the foundational theoretical and methodological approaches that continue to shape Communication Studies, synthesizing the complex relationship of communication to meaning making in a uniquely accessible and engaging way. The Reimagining Communication series develops a new information architecture for the field of communications studies, grounded in its interdisciplinary origins and looking ahead to emerging trends as researchers take into account new media technologies and their impacts on society and culture. Reimagining Communication: Meaning brings together international authors to provide contemporary perspectives on Semiotics, Hermeneutics, Paralanguage, Corpus Analysis, Critical Theory, Intercultural Communication, Global Culture, Cultural Hybridity, Postcolonialism, Feminism, Political Economy, Propaganda, Cultural Capital, Media Literacy, Media Ecology, and Media Psychology. The volume is designed as a reader for scholars and a textbook for students, offering a new approach for comprehending the vast diversity of communications topics in today's globally networked world. This will be an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scholars of communication, broadcast media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.

Handbook of Visual Communication Theory, Methods, and Media

Handbook of Visual Communication Theory, Methods, and Media

This Handbook of Visual Communication explores the key theoretical areas and research methods of visual communication. With chapters contributed by many of the best-known and respected scholars in visual communication, this volume brings together significant and influential work in the discipline. The second edition of this already-classic text has been completely revised to reflect the metamorphosis of communication in the last fifteen years and the ubiquity of visual communication in our modern mediated lifestyle. Thirteen major theories of communication are defined by the top experts in their fields: perception, cognition, aesthetics, visual rhetoric, semiotics, cultural studies, ethnography, narrative, media aesthetics, digital media, intertextuality, ethics, and visual literacy. Each of these theory chapters is followed by an exemplar study or two in the area, demonstrating the various methods used in visual communication research as well as the research approaches applicable for specific media types. The Handbook of Visual Communication is a theoretical and methodological handbook for visual communication researchers and a compilation for much of the theoretical background necessary to understand visual communication. It is required reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in visual communication, and it will be influential in other disciplines such as advertising, persuasion, and media studies. The volume will also be essential to media practitioners seeking to understand the visual aspects of how audiences use media to contribute to more effective use of each specific medium.

Handbook of Visual Communication Theory, Methods, and Media

Handbook of Visual Communication Theory, Methods, and Media

This Handbook of Visual Communication explores the key theoretical areas and research methods of visual communication. With chapters contributed by many of the best-known and respected scholars in visual communication, this volume brings together significant and influential work in the discipline. The second edition of this already-classic text has been completely revised to reflect the metamorphosis of communication in the last fifteen years and the ubiquity of visual communication in our modern mediated lifestyle. Thirteen major theories of communication are defined by the top experts in their fields: perception, cognition, aesthetics, visual rhetoric, semiotics, cultural studies, ethnography, narrative, media aesthetics, digital media, intertextuality, ethics, and visual literacy. Each of these theory chapters is followed by an exemplar study or two in the area, demonstrating the various methods used in visual communication research as well as the research approaches applicable for specific media types. The Handbook of Visual Communication is a theoretical and methodological handbook for visual communication researchers and a compilation for much of the theoretical background necessary to understand visual communication. It is required reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in visual communication, and it will be influential in other disciplines such as advertising, persuasion, and media studies. The volume will also be essential to media practitioners seeking to understand the visual aspects of how audiences use media to contribute to more effective use of each specific medium.

Communication, Meaning, and Identity Moving Toward Discovery

Communication, Meaning, and Identity Moving Toward Discovery

Author: Cam Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2020

Leadership effectiveness, gratifying interpersonal relationships, and richer self-fulfillment are all a result of communicating effectively, understanding ourselves and others, and affirming our values in a manner than conveys who we are and what matters most to us. Although communication is considered a relatively simple and straight-forward process, the reality is that it is fraught with confusion, lack of clarity, and unintended deception. The failures associated with communicating include a recurring inability to know oneself and to be unsuccessful in defining our real values and priorities. As we search for more effective ways of communicating who we are, what we are seeking, and what we mean, we often fail to recognize the barriers that exist and how we can recognize what matters most to ourselves and to others. Meanings are both hidden and difficult to fathom a even the meanings that are so important about ourselves and our own identities. The processes of communicating, self-learning, and self-discovery open the door to new meanings and a clearer sense of our own identities. By overcoming the barriers of self-deception and the distortion of meaning, we refine our ability to see ourselves and others more clearly. In so doing we also discover at a higher level who we are, who we can become, and what we can achieve by fulfilling our highest potential. Incorporating insights from self-actualization, identity theory, and interpersonal development, this book enables individuals to achieve a clearer understanding of themselves and others in the process of self-discovery and self-improvement in the quest to create more effective leaders, better organizations, and more satisfying lives.