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Rhetoric in British Politics and society

Martin, James; Atkins, Judi; Finlayson, Alan and Turnbull, Nick, eds. 2014. Rhetoric in British Politics and society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137325525 [Edited Book]

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The art of rhetoric is central to the practice of politics. It also, however, plays an important role in civic and private life, where it is employed to persuade, negotiate and resolve disputes on a daily basis. Using the Aristotelian categories of ethos (appeals based on the character of the speaker), pathos (appeals to the emotions of an audience) and logos (appeals to reason), the contributors to this collection explore topics ranging from Prime Minister's Questions and Welsh devolution to political satire and the rhetoric of cultural racism.

This collection provides a highly accessible and engaging discussion of a variety of issues, while casting new light on the place and function of rhetoric in contemporary Britain. As such, it will appeal to a wide audience, including scholars and students of rhetoric, political communication, British politics, cultural studies and sociology.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Keywords:

rhetoric, British politics

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Date:

2014

Item ID:

10783

Date Deposited:

20 Oct 2014 13:46

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 12:10

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10783

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