TITLE

Overcoming Walls of Division: Narrative as Empathetic Motivation

AUTHOR(S)
Bass, Elysse
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The current debate in the U.S. regarding the "illegal immigration problem" is comprised of multiple, complex, and juxtaposed contingencies. Each proposed "solution" asks an audience to accept a cultural and political identity for the immigrant that also entails acceptance of a cultural and political identity for themselves. The question that guides my paper is: what rhetorical strategy might provide grounds for agreement on a resolution? I argue that Richard Rorty's conception of "Sentimental Education," viewed as a narrative paradigm, can break down walls that the immigration debate builds within America and Americans. Narratives of empathy and sympathy offer a means for overcoming division between persons and a people. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript
ACCESSION #
44854146

 

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