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Creating the ideal citizen: rhetorical education and the public sphere

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2009-01-30
Title: Creating the ideal citizen: rhetorical education and the public sphere.
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Name(s): Lunceford, Brett, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Conference Presentation
Date Issued: 2009-01-30
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Digital Library [digital object]
Physical Description: 1 Conference paper text/pdf (ca. 8 p.): digital. Program text/pdf (ca. 10 p.): digital.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 186479 (digitool), FADT186479 (IID), fau:31896 (fedora)
Note(s): This essay argues for a reclamation of rhetoric as an essential component of civic education and preparation for citizenship. In current usage, rhetoric is often used to denote empty speech; in reality rhetoric is anything but empty. People use rhetoric to make sense of the world symbolically; through rhetoric, people define themselves and their relationships to others, cast blame or praise on individuals and groups, ascribe motives for actions, and interpret events. Empirically observable phenomena are the province of the sciences, but phenomena that are perceptible only through our symbolic representation of them—such as nation states, political identity, and religious ideologies—are firmly in the domain of rhetoric.
Subject(s): Rhetoric -- Political aspects
Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- United States
Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects -- United States
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/186479
Restrictions on Access: Electronic version created 2009, Florida Atlantic University
Host Institution: FAU

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Title: Creating the ideal citizen: rhetorical education and the public sphere.
Name(s): Lunceford, Brett, creator
Jack Miller Forum
Department of Political Science
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Conference Presentation
Date Issued: 2009-01-30
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 8 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 186480 (digitool), FADT186480p (IID)
Note(s): This essay argues for a reclamation of rhetoric as an essential component of civic education and preparation for citizenship. In current usage, rhetoric is often used to denote empty speech; in reality rhetoric is anything but empty. People use rhetoric to make sense of the world symbolically; through rhetoric, people define themselves and their relationships to others, cast blame or praise on individuals and groups, ascribe motives for actions, and interpret events. Empirically observable phenomena are the province of the sciences, but phenomena that are perceptible only through our symbolic representation of them—such as nation states, political identity, and religious ideologies—are firmly in the domain of rhetoric.
Subject(s): Rhetoric -- Political aspects
Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- United States
Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects -- United States
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FADT186480p
Use and Reproduction: Author retains rights.
Host Institution: FAU

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