Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Life (Studies in Rhetoric and Culture) (Reprint)

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Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Life (Studies in Rhetoric and Culture) (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 184 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances, people can develop new rhetorical forms and, in the process, establish new cultural resources for succeeding generations. Several of the contributions show how rhetorical cultural forms can themselves create emergencies. The contributors bring expertise from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology and communications studies, underlining the volume's wider relevance as a reflection on the human condition.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Introduction 1 (17)
Michael Carrithers
1 Internal Rhetorics: Constituting Selves 18 (16)
in Diaries and Beyond
Jean Nienkamp
2 Story Seeds and the Inchoate 34 (19)
Michael Carrithers
3 The Diffuse in Testimonies 53 (16)
Stevan M. Weine
4 Medical Rhetoric in the U.S. and Africa: 69 (18)
The Oncologist as Charon
Megan Biesele
5 `As if Goya was on hand as a marksman': 87 (20)
Foot and Mouth Disease as a Rhetorical and
Cultural Phenomenon
Brigitte Nerlich
6 The Palaestral Aspect of Rhetoric 107(14)
F.G. Bailey
7 Ordeals of Language 121(17)
Ellen B. Basso
8 Inventions of Hyperbolic Culture 138(18)
Ralph Cintron
9 Rhetoric in the Moral Order: A Critique 156(17)
of Tropological Approaches to Culture
Ianes W. Fernandez
Notes on Contributors 173(1)
Index 174