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Title: Let's talk politics
Subtitle: New essays on deliberative rhetoric
Edited By: Hilde Van Belle
Kris Rutten
Paul Gillaerts
Dorien Van De Mieroop
Series Title: Argumentation in Context 6

In this volume on political argumentation, the study of argument takes place within a rhetorical framework. As such, it is a contribution to the study of argumentation-in-context with an explicit rhetorical approach. Rather than focusing on the poor quality of political participation and political understanding by citizens, this volume explores how the study of rhetoric, both as an academic discipline and as a political practice, stands in a unique position to critically engage with a ‘contextualized’ understanding of politics and civic engagement. Many contributions in this volume confront classical rhetorical concepts and theories with current political developments such as globalization and multiculturalism and the emergence of new democracies. Others focus explicitly on deliberative rhetoric in the political realm, or undertake a critical analysis of political texts and public events in order to explore what this can imply for the development of a ‘critical’ citizenship.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027211231
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 76.00
Europe EURO 95.40
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027270481
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 76
Europe EURO 90