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Rhetoric, Knowledge and the Public Sphere

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Agnieszka Kampka and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska

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.

BIC Classifications

  • Language (C)
    • Language: reference & general (CB)
      • Public speaking guides (CBP)
      • Language: history & general works (CBX)
    • Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) (CJ)
      • Language learning: specific skills (CJC)
        • Speaking / pronunciation skills (CJCK)
  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
        • Sociology: customs & traditions (JHBT)

BISAC Classifications

  • Education (EDU)
    • Teaching Methods & Materials (EDU029)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities (EDU029050)
  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies (LAN004000)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Public Speaking (LAN026000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • Sociology (SOC026)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General (SOC026000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Language: reference & general (CB)
      • Speaking in public: advice & guides (CBP)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Semantics, discourse analysis, stylistics (CFG)
  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
  • Computing & Information Technology (U)
    • Information technology: general issues (UB)
    • Digital lifestyle (UD)
      • Internet guides & online services (UDB)
  • Children’s, Teenage & Educational (Y)
    • Educational material (YP)
      • Educational: Humanities & social sciences, general (YPJ)
        • Educational: Social sciences, social studies (YPJJ)