TITLE

Arenas of Rhetorical Power: Modes of Persuasion and Sublimination at Multiple Levels of Political Discourse

AUTHOR(S)
Graham Jr., George J.
PUB. DATE
October 1989
SOURCE
Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;1989 Spheres of Argument, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents discussions on the importance of conceptual tools for studying the persuasive power of rhetoric within political arenas. Words being used in a political context influence and affect different individuals severally. Political statements on the House of Representatives, for instance, will be understood differently by colleagues in the body depending on the intended purpose of the statements. To be able to persuade, one must recognize the different audiences affected by the discourse. Cultural norms must also be identified to comprehend the potential power of persuasion in the arena. Structure and modes of discourse must be studied and identified to become effective in arguments and achieve public acceptability.
ACCESSION #
20751143

 

Related Articles

  • Conditions of rhetorical discourse clarity. Alla, Vorobyova // Concept / Koncept;4/ 1/2013, Issue 4, p1 

    Conditions of clarity in the rhetorical discourse are analyzed in the article; parts of the rhetorical argumentation are found out; main methods of training in creation of persuasive speech are proposed too.

  • Special Report on Argumentation: Introduction. Trapp, Robert // Western Journal of Speech Communication: WJSC;Spring1981, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p111 

    Discusses the concept of argumentation. Origin of argument as a tool of inquiry; Usefulness of the art in the field of decision-making; Differences in the perspectives of argument as a tool of inquiry and as a tool of persuasion.

  • Anecdotes and Conversations: The Narrational and Dialogic Styles of Modern Presidential Communication. Stuckey, Mary E. // Communication Quarterly;Winter1992, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p45 

    Presidential communication as storytelling can be usefully conceived of as falling into two broad stylistic categories: narrational and dialogic. While the rhetorical goals of the president remain the same for both styles, there are differences in the approaches to those goals. Narrational...

  • Great Oratory Moments. Caputo, Paul // Legacy (National Association for Interpretation);May/Jun2008, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p8 

    The article discusses ways of writing a good and effective oratorical speech. It explains that the first challenge in writing a great oratory is deciding how to define the subject matter. It also stresses the importance of distinguishing a great oratory technique and a great oratory moment. It...

  • PRODUCT, PROCESS, OR POINT OF VIEW? Zarefsky, David // Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;1980 1st Conference onArgumentation, p228 

    The article presents a commentary on the definition of the construct of "argument" from the practicing critics' point of view. It is asserted that scholars need to articulate a pluralistic conception of the term to avoid unnecessary confusion and waste of time and energy. To argue his point, the...

  • News for Argumentation from Persuasion Effects Research: Two Cheers for Reasoned Discourse. O'Keefe, Daniel J. // Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;2003, Vol. 1, p215 

    The article features a study that investigates the socio-scientific factors that influences persuasive effectiveness of argumentation in the U.S. It features the effects of normative-relevant variables relative to the general desiderata of normative-good argumentative conduct. It highlights the...

  • "The Concept of Oratory". Silvey, Lawrence // Communicator (01935437);Jan70, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p8 

    The article reflects on the concept of oratory and distinguishes it from "persuasive speaking," "public speaking" and "extemporaneous speaking." He provides with some guidelines for judging oratory which are said to be helpful for students preparing for oration. The guidelines include keeping...

  • The Constitution of Rhetoric's Audience. Charland, Maurice // Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;1995 Argumentation & Values, p12 

    The article focuses on establishing an audience for Rhetoric. Rhetoric could be defined as an art of productive of proofs, of arguments which are appropriate to practical question appealed before particular, factual, and material audiences. It is the task of the rhetorician to determine the...

  • Argument Quality in Group Deliberation: A Structurational Approach and Quality of Argument Index. Siebold, David R.; Lemus, Daisy R. // Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;2003, Vol. 1, p203 

    The article offers information on the structurational approach of argument quality in the U.S. It features theory-based techniques on how to achieve argument quality by the proposition of argument measure. It highlights the cognitive orientation of Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) on...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics