Introduction: Rhetoric and social relations

TitleIntroduction: Rhetoric and social relations
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsG.J. Abbink, and S. LaTosky
EditorG.J. Abbink, and S. LaTosky
Secondary TitleRhetoric and social relations
Date Published2021
PublisherBerghahn Books
Place PublishedOxford, New York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-1-78920-977-8
Keywordsoratory, social conditions

This volume explores the constitutive role of rhetoric in socio-cultural relations, where discursive persuasion is so important, and contains both theoretical chapters as well as fascinating examples of the ambiguities and effects of rhetoric used (un)consciously in social praxis. The elements of power, competition and political persuasion figure prominently. It is an accessible collection of studies, speaking to common issues and problems in social life, and shows the heuristic and often explanatory value of the rhetorical perspective.

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